Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for September 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$19,000,000,000WhatsAppFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
2$1,500,000,000AirWatchVMWareMobile & AppsAcquisition
3$900,000,000Viber MediaRakutenMobile & AppsAcquisition
4$613,872,000Tele2TeliasoneraMobile & AppsAcquisition
5$360,000,000CheckIntuitMobile & AppsAcquisition
6$280,000,000TangoAlibabaMobile & AppsInvestment
7$220,000,000Location LabsAVGMobile & AppsAcquisition
8$200,000,000SmartThingsSamsungMobile & AppsAcquisition
9$200,000,000ExperienceCoxMobile & AppsAcquisition
10$200,000,000ShopkickSK PlanetMobile & AppsAcquisition
11$150,000,000LookoutConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
12$120,000,000 yuMobileSafaricom, Airtel KenyaMobile & AppsAcquisition
13$104,000,000KKBOX GICMobile & AppsInvestment
14$100,000,000DidiCitic, TencentMobile & AppsInvestment
15$100,000,000 ToutiaoSequoia Capital, WeiboMobile & AppsInvestment
16$80,000,000AviateYahooMobile & AppsAcquisition
17$80,000,000Ele.meDianpingMobile & AppsInvestment
18$68,720,000HoccerMedia Ventures GmbHMobile & AppsInvestment
19$65,000,000HikeConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
20$55,000,000Movile ConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment

More information

  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  3. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  4. Teliasonera acquires Tele2 Norway for €450 million after regulatory “failure” (European Communications)
  5. Intuit Buys Check App for $360 Million (Fox Business)
  6. Alibaba Sinks $215 Million Into Messaging App Tango, Valuing It At More Than $1 Billion (Forbes)
  7. AVG secures credit, acquires mobile security firm Location Labs (ZDNet)
  8. Samsung Buys Startup SmartThings to Move Into Smart Homes (Bloomberg)
  9. Cox buys ticket upgrade service ‘Experience’ for $200M (VentureBeat)
  10. Shopkick Bought for $200 Million (MediaPost)
  11. Lookout snares $150M to build out massive anti-malware network for mobile devices (VentureBeat)
  12. Safaricom, Airtel Kenya finally acquire yuMobile for US $ 120 million (CIO)
  13. KKBOX Raises $104M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Chinese Taxi App Didi Secured $100 million in Series C Funding (TechNode)
  15. Sequoia, Weibo Invests $100M In News App Toutiao (China Money Network)
  16. Source: Yahoo Bought Aviate For $80M (TechCrunch)
  17. Online Food Ordering Service Secures $80 Million Funding from Dianping (Technode)
  18. Hoccer Raises €50M (FinSMEs)
  19. Hike raises $65 million from foreign investors, including Tiger Global (Economic Times India)
  20. Movile Raises $55m in Funding (FinSMEs)
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