Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for December 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $19,000,000,000 WhatsApp Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
3 $900,000,000 Viber Media Rakuten Mobile & Apps Acquisition
4 $613,872,000 Tele2 Teliasonera Mobile & Apps Acquisition
5 $360,000,000 Check Intuit Mobile & Apps Acquisition
6 $280,000,000 Tango Alibaba Mobile & Apps Investment
7 $250,000,000 Nimbuzz New Call Telecom Mobile & Apps Acquisition
8 $220,000,000 Location Labs AVG Mobile & Apps Acquisition
9 $200,000,000 Shopkick SK Planet Mobile & Apps Acquisition
10 $200,000,000 Experience Cox Mobile & Apps Acquisition
11 $200,000,000 SmartThings Samsung Mobile & Apps Acquisition
12 $185,000,000 Mozido Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $174,500,000 Tongbu XPEC Entertainment Mobile & Apps Acquisition
14 $150,000,000 Square Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Mobile & Apps Investment
15 $150,000,000 Lookout Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $120,000,000 yuMobile Safaricom, Airtel Kenya Mobile & Apps Acquisition
17 $104,000,000 KKBOX GIC Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $100,000,000 Yello Mobile Formation 8 Mobile & Apps Investment
19 $100,000,000 Toutiao Sequoia Capital, Weibo Mobile & Apps Investment
20 $100,000,000 Didi Citic, Tencent Mobile & Apps Investment

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. 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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