Top 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 $687,000,000 Menulog Group Just Eat Transactions Acquisition
8 $671,000,000 eLong Ctrip Transactions Acquisition
9 $600,000,000 Kuaidi Dache Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
10 $590,000,000 Meizu Alibaba Group Holding Limited Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
11 $589,000,000 Yemeksepeti Delivery Hero Transactions Acquisition
12 $537,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $530,000,000 Lyft Rakuten Transactions Investment
14 $500,000,000 Zenefits Consortium Software & Services Investment
15 $500,000,000 Tuniu JD Transactions Investment
16 $485,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
17 $410,000,000 OverDrive Rakuten Transactions Acquisition
18 $367,000,000 Pinterest Undisclosed Media Investment
19 $360,000,000 Ticket Monster KKR Consortium Ecommerce Acquisition
20 $350,000,000 Annapurna Labs Amazon 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. Just Eat Snaps Up Menulog For $687M To Enter Australia And New Zealand (TechCrunch)
  8. Expedia gives up on China partner, sells off $671M majority stake in eLong (Tech In Asia)
  9. KuaiDi Dache Raises US$600M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Meizu Receives US$590M Minority Investment from Alibaba (FinSMEs)
  11. Delivery Hero Eats Up Turkey’s Yemeksepeti For A Record $589M (TechCrunch)
  12. Snapchat Closes Another Massive Funding Round — $537 Million (Re/code)
  13. Lyft Raises $530M in Series E Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Zenefits Raises $500M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Chinese travel site Tuniu gets $500M injection, JD now biggest shareholder (Tech In Asia)
  16. Snapchat Raises $485M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Rakuten Buys Ebook And Audiobook Platform OverDrive For $410M (TechCrunch)
  18. Pinterest raises $367M at $11B valuation with a look toward international expansion (VentureBeat)
  19. Groupon Sells 46% Of Korea’s Ticket Monster To KKR Consortium For $360M (TechCrunch)
  20. Amazon buys secretive chip maker Annapurna Labs for $350 million (Extreme Tech)
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