Top 20 Investments for December 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $3,500,000,000 Uber Public Investment Fund Transactions Investment
2 $1,800,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
3 $1,250,000,000 Ele.me Alibaba Transactions Investment
4 $1,200,000,000 LeSports Consortium Games Investment
5 $1,200,000,000 OneWeb SoftBank Software & Services Investment
6 $1,080,000,000 LeEco Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
7 $1,000,000,000 Didi Chuxing Apple Transactions Investment
8 $1,000,000,000 Lazada Group Alibaba Ecommerce Investment
9 $1,000,000,000 Lyft Consortium Transactions Investment
10 $860,000,000 NovuMind LTD Consortium Software & Services Investment
11 $793,500,000 Magic Leap Consortium Software & Services Investment
12 $750,000,000 Grab SoftBank Capital Transactions Investment
13 $600,000,000 Didi Chuxing China Life Insurance Transactions Investment
14 $600,000,000 LeEco Yueting Jia Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
15 $600,000,000 Weidong Cloud Education CCB International Software & Services Investment
16 $570,000,000 JDA Blackstone, New Mountain Capital Software & Services Investment
17 $550,000,000 Go-Jek Consortium Transactions Investment
18 $500,000,000 Appirio Wipro Software & Services Investment
19 $500,000,000 Ping An Good Doctor Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
20 $449,000,000 BYD Samsung Hardware & Infrastructure Investment

More information

  1. Uber Turns to Saudi Arabia for $3.5 Billion Cash Infusion (The New York Times)
  2. Snapchat raised $1.8B in a Series F round; leaked deck reveals revenues, user numbers (TechCrunch)
  3. Alibaba confirms $1.25B investment in food delivery service Ele.me (TechCrunch)
  4. LeSports Secures $1.2 Billion in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  5. SoftBank invests $1.2 billion in the OneWeb satellite network (Network World)
  6. LeEco raises $1.08b in funding for electric car hoping to compete with Tesla (SCMP)
  7. Apple invests $1bn in Chinese ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing (Reuters)
  8. Alibaba Makes $1 Billion Investment in Lazada Group (FinSMEs)
  9. Lyft Raises $1 Billion; Valued at $5.5 Billion (FinSMEs)
  10. South Korea trumpets $860-million AI fund after AlphaGo ‘shock’ (Nature)
  11. Magic Leap Raises $793.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Uber rival Grab raises $750M led by SoftBank at a $3B valuation (TechCrunch)
  13. China’s Uber rival Didi Chuxing raises $600 million from China Life Insurance (Reuters)
  14. LeEco secures $600M in fresh funding as financial issues reportedly halt electric car project (TechCrunch)
  15. CCB International Invests In Weidong Cloud Education At $600M Valuation (China Money Network)
  16. JDA gets $570 mln investment from Blackstone, New Mountain (PE HUB)
  17. Indonesia’s Go-Jek raises $550 million to battle Uber and Grab (TechCrunch)
  18. India’s Wipro buys cloud consultancy and work marketplace Appirio for $500M (TechCrunch)
  19. Chinese Healthcare App Ping An Good Doctor Closes USD$500M Series A Venture Capital Round (FinSMEs)
  20. Samsung Invests $449 Million in Buffett-Backed Carmaker BYD (Bloomberg)
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