Top 20 Acquisitions for August 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $31,000,000,000 ARM SoftBank Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $26,200,000,000 LinkedIn Microsoft Media Acquisition
3 $9,300,000,000 NetSuite Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
4 $4,650,000,000 Blue Coat Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
5 $4,400,000,000 Starz Lions Gate Media Acquisition
6 $4,300,000,000 Rackspace Apollo Software & Services Acquisition
7 $3,000,000,000 Wal-Mart Ecommerce Acquisition
8 $2,800,000,000 Demandware Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
9 $2,400,000,000 Blue Coat Systems Bain Capital Software & Services Acquisition
10 $1,960,000,000 Polycom Mitel Software & Services Acquisition
11 $1,800,000,000 Marketo Vista Equity Partners Marketing Acquisition
12 $1,600,000,000 Wind Mobile SunShaw Mobile & Apps Acquisition
13 $1,449,050,000 VocaLink MasterCard Software & Services Acquisition
14 $1,400,000,000 Jasper Technologies Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
15 $1,300,000,000 AVG Avast Software & Services Acquisition
16 $1,220,000,000 TRADER Corporation Thoma Bravo Media Acquisition
17 $1,100,000,000 J.D. Power XIO Software & Services Acquisition
18 $1,000,000,000 Lazada Group Alibaba Ecommerce Acquisition
19 $900,000,000 Beijing Miteno Communication Technology Marketing Acquisition
20 $870,000,000 SolidFire NetApp Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  1. SoftBank completes $31 billion acquisition of ARM (The Verge)
  2. Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion (The Wall Street Journal)
  3. Oracle Buys NetSuite for $9.3 Billion (FinSMEs)
  4. Symantec to Acquire Web Security Company Blue Coat, for approx. $4.65 Billion (FinSMEs)
  5. Lions Gate Agrees to Buy Starz in $4.4 Billion Deal (The Wall Street Journal)
  6. Rackspace to go private after $4.3B acquisition by private equity firm Apollo (TechCrunch)
  7. Wal-Mart Stores to Acquire, for $3 Billion (FinSMEs)
  8. Salesforce buys Demandware for $2.8B, taking a big step into e-commerce (TechCrunch)
  9. Bain Capital to Buy Blue Coat Systems (The Wall Street Journal)
  10. Mitel buys Polycom for $1.96B in enterprise communications consolidation play (TechCrunch)
  11. Vista Equity Partners buys marketing automation giant Marketo for $1.8B in cash (TechCrunch)
  12. Shaw completes $1.6 billion acquisition of wireless carrier Wind Mobile (Vancouver Sun)
  13. MasterCard closes in on £1bn VocaLink acquisition (Banking Tech)
  14. Cisco Takes A Leap In IoT With Jasper Acquisition (Forbes)
  15. Avast acquires antivirus maker AVG for $1.3BN to gain scale and dive into IoT security (TechCrunch)
  16. Thoma Bravo to Acquire TRADER Corporation (BusinessWire)
  17. XIO completes J.D. Power acquisition for $1.1 bln (PE HUB)
  18. Alibaba Makes $1 Billion Investment in Lazada Group (FinSMEs)
  19. He made his first US$1M at the age of 18 and US$100M at 23, and now sold his adtech firm for US$900M at 34 (e27)
  20. NetApp to Acquire SolidFire, for $870M (FinSMEs)
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