Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for December 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$250,000,000NimbuzzNew Call TelecomMobile & AppsAcquisition
8$220,000,000Location LabsAVGMobile & AppsAcquisition
9$200,000,000ShopkickSK PlanetMobile & AppsAcquisition
10$200,000,000ExperienceCoxMobile & AppsAcquisition
11$200,000,000SmartThingsSamsungMobile & AppsAcquisition
12$185,000,000Mozido ConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
13$174,500,000TongbuXPEC EntertainmentMobile & AppsAcquisition
14$150,000,000Square Government of Singapore Investment CorporationMobile & AppsInvestment
15$150,000,000LookoutConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
16$120,000,000 yuMobileSafaricom, Airtel KenyaMobile & AppsAcquisition
17$104,000,000KKBOX GICMobile & AppsInvestment
18$100,000,000Yello Mobile Formation 8Mobile & AppsInvestment
19$100,000,000 ToutiaoSequoia Capital, WeiboMobile & AppsInvestment
20$100,000,000DidiCitic, TencentMobile & AppsInvestment

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  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. Messaging App Nimbuzz Goes To UK’s New Call In $250M Deal (TechCrunch)
  8. AVG secures credit, acquires mobile security firm Location Labs (ZDNet)
  9. Shopkick Bought for $200 Million (MediaPost)
  10. Cox buys ticket upgrade service ‘Experience’ for $200M (VentureBeat)
  11. Samsung Buys Startup SmartThings to Move Into Smart Homes (Bloomberg)
  12. Mozido Raises $185M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Tongbu, Mobile App Distributor by 91 Wireless Founder, Expected to Sell for US$174.5M (TechNode)
  14. Square Raises $150M; Valued at $6BN (FinSMEs)
  15. Lookout snares $150M to build out massive anti-malware network for mobile devices (VentureBeat)
  16. Safaricom, Airtel Kenya finally acquire yuMobile for US $ 120 million (CIO)
  17. KKBOX Raises $104M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Korean Mobile Media Company Yello Mobile Raises $100M From Formation 8 At A $1B Valuation (TechCrunch)
  19. Sequoia, Weibo Invests $100M In News App Toutiao (China Money Network)
  20. Chinese Taxi App Didi Secured $100 million in Series C Funding (TechNode)
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