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Top 20 Acquisitions for 2014

 

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $19,000,000,000 WhatsApp Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $9,670,032,000 Ono Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $5,700,000,000 TW Telecom Level 3 Software & Services Acquisition
4 $5,300,000,000 MICROS Systems Oracle Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $3,500,000,000 Trulia Zillow Transactions Acquisition
6 $3,200,000,000 Nest Labs Google Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $3,000,000,000 Beats Electronics Apple Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $2,000,000,000 Oculus VR Facebook Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $1,650,000,000 Mercury Payment Vantiv Transactions Acquisition
11 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
12 $1,100,000,000 Fusion-io SanDisk Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $970,000,000 Twitch Amazon Games Acquisition
14 $930,000,000 All3Media Discovery, Liberty Global Marketing Acquisition
15 $930,000,000 TravelClick Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
16 $900,000,000 Viber Media Rakuten Mobile & Apps Acquisition
17 $804,000,000 ChinaVision Media Group Alibaba Media Acquisition
18 $752,000,000 iParadigms Insight Venture Partners Software & Services Acquisition
19 $658,969,500 Wotif Expedia Transactions Acquisition
20 $613,872,000 Tele2 Teliasonera Mobile & Apps Acquisition

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  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. Vodafone completes €7.2 billion acquisition of Ono (Vodafone)
  3. Level 3 Agrees to Buy TW Telecom in $5.7 Billion Deal (Bloomberg)
  4. Oracle buys MICROS Systems for $5.3 billion (ZDNet)
  5. Zillow To Acquire Trulia In $3.5B Stock-For-Stock Deal (TechCrunch)
  6. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  7. Apple finally confirms its $3B acquisition of Beats Electronics (VentureBeat)
  8. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  9. Facebook is buying Oculus for $2B to ‘get ready for the platform of tomorrow’ (VentureBeat)
  10. Vantiv Buys Mercury Payment From Silver Lake for $1.65 Billion (Bloomberg)
  11. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  12. SanDisk to acquire Fusion-io for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  13. THE NEWS WRAP: Amazon acquires game streaming platform Twitch for $970 million (StartupSmart)
  14. Discovery, Liberty Global Acquire All3Media in $930 Million Deal (Variety)
  15. Thoma Bravo Completes $930 Million Acquisition of TravelClick (Hotel News Resource)
  16. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  17. Alibaba Pays $804M To Take Majority Stake In TV And Movie Producer ChinaVision (TechCrunch)
  18. Acquisition of iParadigms for $752 Million Led by Insight Venture Partners (Turnitin)
  19. Expedia, Inc. Announces Agreement To Acquire Wotif Group (The Wall Street Journal)
  20. Teliasonera acquires Tele2 Norway for €450 million after regulatory “failure” (European Communications)

Top 20 Acquisitions for 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $804,000,000 ChinaVision Media Group Alibaba Media Acquisition
2 $752,000,000 iParadigms Insight Venture Partners Software & Services Acquisition
3 $658,969,500 Wotif Expedia Transactions Acquisition
4 $613,872,000 Tele2 Teliasonera Mobile & Apps Acquisition
5 $555,000,000 Dropcam Google/Nest Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $523,500,000 Jobstreet Seek Transactions Acquisition
7 $500,000,000 DeepMind Google Software & Services Acquisition
8 $500,000,000 Maker Studios The Walt Disney Company Media Acquisition
9 $500,000,000 Skybox Imaging Google Software & Services Acquisition
10 $475,000,000 Renesas SP Drivers Synaptics Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $390,000,000 RelateIQ Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
12 $360,000,000 Check Intuit Mobile & Apps Acquisition
13 $337,000,000 Quintiq Dassualt Systemes Software & Services Acquisition
14 $328,500,000 ISSC Technologies Corporation Microchip Technology Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
15 $260,000,000 Ticket Monster Groupon Transactions Acquisition
16 $235,000,000 Adconion Amobee Marketing Acquisition
17 $200,000,000 LegalZoom Permira Transactions Acquisition
18 $200,000,000 Cyvera Palo Alto Networks Software & Services Acquisition
19 $200,000,000 Viator TripAdvisor Transactions Acquisition
20 $175,000,000 Inktank Red Hat Software & Services Acquisition

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  1. Alibaba Pays $804M To Take Majority Stake In TV And Movie Producer ChinaVision (TechCrunch)
  2. Acquisition of iParadigms for $752 Million Led by Insight Venture Partners (Turnitin)
  3. Expedia, Inc. Announces Agreement To Acquire Wotif Group (The Wall Street Journal)
  4. Teliasonera acquires Tele2 Norway for €450 million after regulatory “failure” (European Communications)
  5. Google and Nest Acquire Dropcam For $555 Million (TechCrunch)
  6. Australia’s Seek to Buy Jobstreet in $524 Million Deal (Wall Street Journal)
  7. Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M (TechCrunch)
  8. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)
  9. Google Buys Satellite Company Skybox Imaging For $500 Million (Business Insider)
  10. Synaptics announces acquisition of Japan’s Renesas SP Drivers (The China Post)
  11. Salesforce acquisition of RelateIQ a CRM game-changer (Investment News)
  12. Intuit Buys Check App for $360 Million (Fox Business)
  13. Dassualt Systemes to acquire Dutch firm Quintiq for $337 million (The Economic Times)
  14. Microchip Technology about to acquire Taiwanese tech company for $328.5M (Phoenix Business Journal)
  15. Groupon’s $260M Acquisition Of Ticket Monster From LivingSocial Has Closed (TechCrunch)
  16. Amobee Buys Adconion For $235M And Kontera For $150M In Consolidation Play (TechCrunch)
  17. The $425M LegalZoom deal is a win for VCs, but less exciting for the company or LA (PandoDaily)
  18. Palo Alto Networks Acquires Cyvera for $200M (FinSMEs)
  19. Travel Site TripAdvisor To Acquire Viator For Approximately $200M (Forbes)
  20. Inktank Acquired For $175M By Red Hat (Socaltech)

Top 20 Acquisitions for 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $19,000,000,000 WhatsApp Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $5,700,000,000 TW Telecom Level 3 Software & Services Acquisition
3 $5,300,000,000 MICROS Systems Oracle Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $3,200,000,000 Nest Labs Google Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $3,000,000,000 Beats Electronics Apple Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $2,000,000,000 Oculus VR Facebook Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $1,650,000,000 Mercury Payment Vantiv Transactions Acquisition
9 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
10 $1,100,000,000 Fusion-io SanDisk Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $930,000,000 All3Media Discovery, Liberty Global Marketing Acquisition
12 $930,000,000 TravelClick Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
13 $900,000,000 Viber Media Rakuten Mobile & Apps Acquisition
14 $804,000,000 ChinaVision Media Group Alibaba Media Acquisition
15 $752,000,000 iParadigms Insight Venture Partners Software & Services Acquisition
16 $555,000,000 Dropcam Google/Nest Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
17 $523,500,000 Jobstreet Seek Transactions Acquisition
18 $500,000,000 DeepMind Google Software & Services Acquisition
19 $500,000,000 Maker Studios The Walt Disney Company Media Acquisition
20 $500,000,000 Skybox Imaging Google Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. Level 3 Agrees to Buy TW Telecom in $5.7 Billion Deal (Bloomberg)
  3. Oracle buys MICROS Systems for $5.3 billion (ZDNet)
  4. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  5. Apple finally confirms its $3B acquisition of Beats Electronics (VentureBeat)
  6. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  7. Facebook is buying Oculus for $2B to ‘get ready for the platform of tomorrow’ (VentureBeat)
  8. Vantiv Buys Mercury Payment From Silver Lake for $1.65 Billion (Bloomberg)
  9. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  10. SanDisk to acquire Fusion-io for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  11. Discovery, Liberty Global Acquire All3Media in $930 Million Deal (Variety)
  12. Thoma Bravo Completes $930 Million Acquisition of TravelClick (Hotel News Resource)
  13. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  14. Alibaba Pays $804M To Take Majority Stake In TV And Movie Producer ChinaVision (TechCrunch)
  15. Acquisition of iParadigms for $752 Million Led by
    Insight Venture Partners (Turnitin)
  16. Google and Nest Acquire Dropcam For $555 Million (TechCrunch)
  17. Australia’s Seek to Buy Jobstreet in $524 Million Deal (Wall Street Journal)
  18. Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M (TechCrunch)
  19. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)
  20. Google Buys Satellite Company Skybox Imaging For $500 Million (Business Insider)

Top 20 Acquisitions for 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $19,000,000,000 WhatsApp Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $3,200,000,000 Nest Labs Google Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $3,000,000,000 Beats Electronics Apple Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $2,000,000,000 Oculus VR Facebook Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $1,650,000,000 Mercury Payment Vantiv Transactions Acquisition
7 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
8 $930,000,000 All3Media Discovery, Liberty Global Marketing Acquisition
9 $930,000,000 TravelClick Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
10 $900,000,000 Viber Media Rakuten Mobile & Apps Acquisition
11 $804,000,000 ChinaVision Media Group Alibaba Media Acquisition
12 $523,500,000 Jobstreet Seek Transactions Acquisition
13 $500,000,000 Deep Mind Google Software & Services Acquisition
14 $500,000,000 Maker Studios The Walt Disney Company Media Acquisition
15 $360,000,000 Check Intuit Mobile & Apps Acquisition
16 $260,000,000 Ticket Monster Groupon Transactions Acquisition
17 $200,000,000 LegalZoom Permira Transactions Acquisition
18 $200,000,000 Cyvera Palo Alto Networks Software & Services Acquisition
19 $175,000,000 Inktank Red Hat Software & Services Acquisition
20 $165,000,000 Bash Gaming GSN Games Games Acquisition

More information

  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  3. Apple finally confirms its $3B acquisition of Beats Electronics (VentureBeat)
  4. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  5. Facebook is buying Oculus for $2B to ‘get ready for the platform of tomorrow’ (VentureBeat)
  6. Vantiv Buys Mercury Payment From Silver Lake for $1.65 Billion (Bloomberg)
  7. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  8. Discovery, Liberty Global Acquire All3Media in $930 Million Deal (Variety)
  9. Thoma Bravo Completes $930 Million Acquisition of TravelClick (Hotel News Resource)
  10. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  11. Alibaba Pays $804M To Take Majority Stake In TV And Movie Producer ChinaVision (TechCrunch)
  12. Australia’s Seek to Buy Jobstreet in $524 Million Deal (Wall Street Journal)
  13. Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M (TechCrunch)
  14. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)
  15. Intuit Buys Check App for $360 Million (Fox Business)
  16. Groupon’s $260M Acquisition Of Ticket Monster From LivingSocial Has Closed (TechCrunch)
  17. The $425M LegalZoom deal is a win for VCs, but less exciting for the company or LA (PandoDaily)
  18. Palo Alto Networks Acquires Cyvera for $200M (FinSMEs)
  19. Inktank Acquired For $175M By Red Hat (Socaltech)
  20. GSN’s $165M Bash Gaming Acquisition Nets 100X Return For Investors (TechCrunch)