Top 20 Acquisitions for August 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $804,000,000 ChinaVision Media Group Alibaba Media Acquisition
2 $752,000,000 iParadigms Insight Venture Partners Software & Services Acquisition
3 $658,969,500 Wotif Expedia Transactions Acquisition
4 $613,872,000 Tele2 Teliasonera Mobile & Apps Acquisition
5 $555,000,000 Dropcam Google/Nest Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $523,500,000 Jobstreet Seek Transactions Acquisition
7 $500,000,000 DeepMind Google Software & Services Acquisition
8 $500,000,000 Maker Studios The Walt Disney Company Media Acquisition
9 $500,000,000 Skybox Imaging Google Software & Services Acquisition
10 $475,000,000 Renesas SP Drivers Synaptics Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $390,000,000 RelateIQ Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
12 $360,000,000 Check Intuit Mobile & Apps Acquisition
13 $337,000,000 Quintiq Dassualt Systemes Software & Services Acquisition
14 $328,500,000 ISSC Technologies Corporation Microchip Technology Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
15 $260,000,000 Ticket Monster Groupon Transactions Acquisition
16 $235,000,000 Adconion Amobee Marketing Acquisition
17 $200,000,000 LegalZoom Permira Transactions Acquisition
18 $200,000,000 Cyvera Palo Alto Networks Software & Services Acquisition
19 $200,000,000 Viator TripAdvisor Transactions Acquisition
20 $175,000,000 Inktank Red Hat Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  1. Alibaba Pays $804M To Take Majority Stake In TV And Movie Producer ChinaVision (TechCrunch)
  2. Acquisition of iParadigms for $752 Million Led by Insight Venture Partners (Turnitin)
  3. Expedia, Inc. Announces Agreement To Acquire Wotif Group (The Wall Street Journal)
  4. Teliasonera acquires Tele2 Norway for €450 million after regulatory “failure” (European Communications)
  5. Google and Nest Acquire Dropcam For $555 Million (TechCrunch)
  6. Australia’s Seek to Buy Jobstreet in $524 Million Deal (Wall Street Journal)
  7. Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M (TechCrunch)
  8. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)
  9. Google Buys Satellite Company Skybox Imaging For $500 Million (Business Insider)
  10. Synaptics announces acquisition of Japan’s Renesas SP Drivers (The China Post)
  11. Salesforce acquisition of RelateIQ a CRM game-changer (Investment News)
  12. Intuit Buys Check App for $360 Million (Fox Business)
  13. Dassualt Systemes to acquire Dutch firm Quintiq for $337 million (The Economic Times)
  14. Microchip Technology about to acquire Taiwanese tech company for $328.5M (Phoenix Business Journal)
  15. Groupon’s $260M Acquisition Of Ticket Monster From LivingSocial Has Closed (TechCrunch)
  16. Amobee Buys Adconion For $235M And Kontera For $150M In Consolidation Play (TechCrunch)
  17. The $425M LegalZoom deal is a win for VCs, but less exciting for the company or LA (PandoDaily)
  18. Palo Alto Networks Acquires Cyvera for $200M (FinSMEs)
  19. Travel Site TripAdvisor To Acquire Viator For Approximately $200M (Forbes)
  20. Inktank Acquired For $175M By Red Hat (Socaltech)
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