Top 20 Software & Services Deals for 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$5,700,000,000TW TelecomLevel 3Software & ServicesAcquisition
2$930,000,000TravelClickThoma BravoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
3$752,000,000iParadigmsInsight Venture PartnersSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$500,000,000DeepMindGoogleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
5$500,000,000Skybox ImagingGoogleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$390,000,000RelateIQSalesforceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
7$337,000,000Quintiq Dassualt SystemesSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$325,000,000DropboxUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
9$256,000,000PetHubAltivia VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
10$250,000,000DropboxBlackRockSoftware & ServicesInvestment
11$250,000,000Campaign MonitorInsight Venture PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
12$225,000,000Pure Storage ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
13$200,000,000CyveraPalo Alto NetworksSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$175,000,000InktankRed HatSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
15$175,000,000Tail-f SystemsCiscoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16$175,000,000 BizoLinkedInSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
17$170,000,000AxedaPTCSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18$160,000,000Cloudera ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
19$150,000,000BoxTPGSoftware & ServicesInvestment
20$130,000,000FlatironGoogle VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment

More information

  1. Level 3 Agrees to Buy TW Telecom in $5.7 Billion Deal (Bloomberg)
  2. Thoma Bravo Completes $930 Million Acquisition of TravelClick (Hotel News Resource)
  3. Acquisition of iParadigms for $752 Million Led by
    Insight Venture Partners (Turnitin)
  4. Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M (TechCrunch)
  5. Google Buys Satellite Company Skybox Imaging For $500 Million (Business Insider)
  6. Salesforce acquisition of RelateIQ a CRM game-changer (Investment News)
  7. Dassualt Systemes to acquire Dutch firm Quintiq for $337 million (The Economic Times)
  8. Dropbox Raises $325M in Funding, SEC Filing Reveals (FinSMEs)
  9. PetHub Receives R$600m Investment (em português) (
  10. Dropbox Raises $250M; Valued at $10Billion (FinSMEs)
  11. Campaign Monitor partners with Insight Venture Partners (Campaign Monitor)
  12. Pure Storage Raises $225 Million at a $3 Billion Valuation (Recode)
  13. Palo Alto Networks Acquires Cyvera for $200M (FinSMEs)
  14. Inktank Acquired For $175M By Red Hat (Socaltech)
  15. Cisco acquires Stockholm, Sweden-based networking tech firm Tail-f Systems for $175 million (TechEU)
  16. LinkedIn to Acquire Bizo for $175M (FinSMEs)
  17. PTC announces Axeda acquisition for IoT push, posts solid Q2 (ZDNet)
  18. Cloudera Closes $160M Financing (FinSMEs)
  19. Cloud storage company Box lands $150M & delays IPO (VentureBeat)
  20. After Selling First Company For $81 Million, Two Twenty Somethings Got $130 Million From Google Ventures For Their Cancer Startup (Business Insider)
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