Top 20 North American Deals for May 2015

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $4,400,000,000 AOL Verizon Media Acquisition
2 $3,000,000,000 Aruba Networks Hewlett-Packard Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $1,500,000,000 Lynda.com LinkedIn Media Acquisition
4 $1,200,000,000 Virtustream EMC Software & Services Acquisition
5 $1,000,000,000 Uber Undisclosed Transactions Investment
6 $810,000,000 Trustwave Singtel Software & Services Acquisition
7 $537,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
8 $530,000,000 Lyft Rakuten Transactions Investment
9 $500,000,000 Zenefits Consortium Software & Services Investment
10 $485,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $410,000,000 OverDrive Rakuten Transactions Acquisition
12 $367,000,000 Pinterest Undisclosed Media Investment
13 $280,000,000 Travelocity Expedia Transactions Acquisition
14 $275,000,000 Affirm Consortium Transactions Investment
15 $270,000,000 Conductor Consortium Marketing Investment
16 $250,000,000 Lyft Consortium Transactions Investment
17 $233,000,000 DocuSign Brookside Capital, Bain Capital Ventures Transactions Investment
18 $220,000,000 Instacart Consortium Transactions Investment
19 $200,000,000 Social Finance Consortium Transactions Investment
20 $200,000,000 Panaya Infosys Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  1. Verizon Agrees to Buy AOL for $4.4 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  2. HP to acquire Aruba Networks for about $3B (CNBC)
  3. LinkedIn to Acquire Lynda.com for $1.5BN (FinSMEs)
  4. EMC Continues Shift To Cloud With $1.2B Virtustream Purchase (TechCrunch)
  5. Facing Demand, Uber Expands Funding Round by $1 Billion (NY TImes)
  6. Singtel buys US cybersecurity firm for US$810M (Tech In Asia)
  7. Snapchat Closes Another Massive Funding Round — $537 Million (Re/code)
  8. Lyft Raises $530M in Series E Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Zenefits Raises $500M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Snapchat Raises $485M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Rakuten Buys Ebook And Audiobook Platform OverDrive For $410M (TechCrunch)
  12. Pinterest raises $367M at $11B valuation with a look toward international expansion (VentureBeat)
  13. Expedia Inc acquires Travelocity in $280 million deal (Reuters)
  14. Affirm Raises $275M in Debt and Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  15. Conductor Proves Web Presence Management Is A Real Thing With $27 Million In Series D (TechCrunch)
  16. Lyft Seeks To Raise Another $250 Million At A $2 Billion Valuation (TechCrunch)
  17. DocuSign Raises Additional $233M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Instacart Closes $220M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  19. Social Finance Raises $200M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Infosys Acquires SaaS Provider Panaya In Deal Valued At $200M (TechCrunch)
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