Top 20 North American Deals for December 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 $5,900,000,000 Brocade Communications Systems Inc Broadcom Limited Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $4,650,000,000 Blue Coat Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
6 $4,400,000,000 Starz Lions Gate Media Acquisition
7 $4,300,000,000 Rackspace Apollo Software & Services Acquisition
8 $3,500,000,000 Uber Public Investment Fund Transactions Investment
9 $3,000,000,000 Wal-Mart Ecommerce Acquisition
10 $2,900,000,000 Neustar Golden Gate Capital Marketing Acquisition
11 $2,800,000,000 Deltek Roper Technologies Software & Services Acquisition
12 $2,800,000,000 Demandware Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
13 $2,400,000,000 Blue Coat Systems Bain Capital Software & Services Acquisition
14 $2,300,000,000 LifeLock Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
15 $1,960,000,000 Polycom Mitel Software & Services Acquisition
16 $1,800,000,000 Marketo Vista Equity Partners Marketing Acquisition
17 $1,800,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $1,790,000,000 Host Europe Group GoDaddy Software & Services Acquisition
19 $1,700,000,000 Skyscanner Ctrip Transactions Acquisition
20 $1,600,000,000 Wind Mobile SunShaw Mobile & Apps Acquisition

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  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. Broadcom Limited to Acquire Brocade Communications Systems Inc. for $5.9 Billion (Broadcom)
  5. Symantec to Acquire Web Security Company Blue Coat, for approx. $4.65 Billion (FinSMEs)
  6. Lions Gate Agrees to Buy Starz in $4.4 Billion Deal (The Wall Street Journal)
  7. Rackspace to go private after $4.3B acquisition by private equity firm Apollo (TechCrunch)
  8. Uber Turns to Saudi Arabia for $3.5 Billion Cash Infusion (The New York Times)
  9. Wal-Mart Stores to Acquire, for $3 Billion (FinSMEs)
  10. Neustar to Go Private in $2.9 Billion Deal (Fortune)
  11. Herndon software company Deltek acquired for $2.8 billion (WTOP)
  12. Salesforce buys Demandware for $2.8B, taking a big step into e-commerce (TechCrunch)
  13. Bain Capital to Buy Blue Coat Systems (The Wall Street Journal)
  14. Symantec Buys Out Identity Protection Firm LifeLock for $2.3 Billion (eweek)
  15. Mitel buys Polycom for $1.96B in enterprise communications consolidation play (TechCrunch)
  16. Vista Equity Partners buys marketing automation giant Marketo for $1.8B in cash (TechCrunch)
  17. Snapchat raised $1.8B in a Series F round; leaked deck reveals revenues, user numbers (TechCrunch)
  18. GoDaddy acquires rival Host Europe Group for $1.79 billion to grow its global footprint (VentureBeat)
  19. Ctrip Acquires Skyscanner for $1.7 Billion to Expand Bookings (China Money Network)
  20. Shaw completes $1.6 billion acquisition of wireless carrier Wind Mobile (Vancouver Sun)
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