Top 20 North American Deals for 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$19,000,000,000WhatsAppFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
2$5,700,000,000TW TelecomLevel 3Software & ServicesAcquisition
3$5,300,000,000MICROS SystemsOracleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$3,500,000,000 Trulia ZillowTransactionsAcquisition
5$3,200,000,000Nest LabsGoogleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
6$3,000,000,000Beats ElectronicsAppleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
7$2,300,000,000IBM (x86-based server business)LenovoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
8$2,000,000,000Oculus VRFacebookHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
9$1,650,000,000Mercury Payment VantivTransactionsAcquisition
10$1,500,000,000AirwatchVMWareMobile & AppsAcquisition
12$1,100,000,000Fusion-ioSanDiskHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
13$970,000,000Twitch AmazonGamesAcquisition
14$930,000,000All3MediaDiscovery, Liberty GlobalMarketingAcquisition
15$930,000,000TravelClickThoma BravoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16$752,000,000iParadigmsInsight Venture PartnersSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
17$555,000,000 Dropcam Google/NestHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
18$500,000,000DeepMindGoogleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$500,000,000Maker StudiosThe Walt Disney CompanyMediaAcquisition
20$500,000,000Skybox ImagingGoogleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition

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  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. Level 3 Agrees to Buy TW Telecom in $5.7 Billion Deal (Bloomberg)
  3. Oracle buys MICROS Systems for $5.3 billion (ZDNet)
  4. Zillow To Acquire Trulia In $3.5B Stock-For-Stock Deal (TechCrunch)
  5. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  6. Apple finally confirms its $3B acquisition of Beats Electronics (VentureBeat)
  7. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  8. Facebook is buying Oculus for $2B to ‘get ready for the platform of tomorrow’ (VentureBeat)
  9. Vantiv Buys Mercury Payment From Silver Lake for $1.65 Billion (Bloomberg)
  10. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  11. Uber Closes $1.2BN Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  12. SanDisk to acquire Fusion-io for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  13. THE NEWS WRAP: Amazon acquires game streaming platform Twitch for $970 million (StartupSmart)
  14. Discovery, Liberty Global Acquire All3Media in $930 Million Deal (Variety)
  15. Thoma Bravo Completes $930 Million Acquisition of TravelClick (Hotel News Resource)
  16. Acquisition of iParadigms for $752 Million Led by Insight Venture Partners (Turnitin)
  17. Google and Nest Acquire Dropcam For $555 Million (TechCrunch)
  18. Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M (TechCrunch)
  19. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)
  20. Google Buys Satellite Company Skybox Imaging For $500 Million (Business Insider)
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