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Top 20 Acquisitions for July 2016

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$26,200,000,000LinkedInMicrosoftMediaAcquisition
2$9,300,000,000NetSuiteOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
3$4,650,000,000Blue CoatSymantecSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$4,400,000,000StarzLions GateMediaAcquisition
5$2,800,000,000DemandwareSalesforceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$2,400,000,000Blue Coat SystemsBain CapitalSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
7$1,960,000,000PolycomMitelSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$1,800,000,000MarketoVista Equity PartnersMarketingAcquisition
9$1,600,000,000Wind MobileSunShawMobile & AppsAcquisition
10$1,449,050,000VocaLinkMasterCardSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11$1,400,000,000Jasper TechnologiesCiscoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$1,300,000,000AVGAvastSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$1,220,000,000TRADER CorporationThoma BravoMediaAcquisition
14$1,000,000,000Lazada GroupAlibabaEcommerceAcquisition
15$870,000,000SolidFireNetAppSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16$633,000,000TexturaOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
17$540,000,000Serena SoftwareMicro FocusSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18$400,000,000SintecMediaFrancisco PartnersSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$360,000,000TapadTelenor GroupMarketingAcquisition
20$350,000,000MtimeMtimeMediaAcquisition

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  1. Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion (The Wall Street Journal)
  2. Oracle Buys NetSuite for $9.3 Billion (FinSMEs)
  3. Symantec to Acquire Web Security Company Blue Coat, for approx. $4.65 Billion (FinSMEs)
  4. Lions Gate Agrees to Buy Starz in $4.4 Billion Deal (The Wall Street Journal)
  5. Salesforce buys Demandware for $2.8B, taking a big step into e-commerce (TechCrunch)
  6. Bain Capital to Buy Blue Coat Systems (The Wall Street Journal)
  7. Mitel buys Polycom for $1.96B in enterprise communications consolidation play (TechCrunch)
  8. Vista Equity Partners buys marketing automation giant Marketo for $1.8B in cash (TechCrunch)
  9. Shaw completes $1.6 billion acquisition of wireless carrier Wind Mobile (Vancouver Sun)
  10. MasterCard closes in on £1bn VocaLink acquisition (Banking Tech)
  11. Cisco Takes A Leap In IoT With Jasper Acquisition (Forbes)
  12. Avast acquires antivirus maker AVG for $1.3BN to gain scale and dive into IoT security (TechCrunch)
  13. Thoma Bravo to Acquire TRADER Corporation (BusinessWire)
  14. Alibaba Makes $1 Billion Investment in Lazada Group (FinSMEs)
  15. NetApp to Acquire SolidFire, for $870M (FinSMEs)
  16. Oracle to buy Textura in $663 million deal (MarketWatch)
  17. Micro Focus to buy Serena Software in $540m deal (ZDNet)
  18. Francisco Partners buys Israeli startup SintecMedia for $400 million (GeekTime)
  19. Telenor Group Acquires Tapad for $360M (FinSMEs)
  20. Wanda Acquires China’s Leading Movie Portal Mtime For $350 Million (Deadline)

Top 20 Acquisitions for June 2016

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$26,200,000,000LinkedInMicrosoftMediaAcquisition
2$4,650,000,000Blue CoatSymantecSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
3$4,400,000,000StarzLions GateMediaAcquisition
4$2,800,000,000DemandwareSalesforceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
5$2,400,000,000Blue Coat SystemsBain CapitalSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$1,960,000,000PolycomMitelSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
7$1,800,000,000MarketoVista Equity PartnersMarketingAcquisition
8$1,600,000,000Wind MobileSunShawMobile & AppsAcquisition
9$1,449,050,000VocaLinkMasterCardSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$1,400,000,000Jasper TechnologiesCiscoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11$1,000,000,000Lazada GroupAlibabaEcommerceAcquisition
12$870,000,000SolidFireNetAppSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$633,000,000TexturaOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$540,000,000Serena SoftwareMicro FocusSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
15$400,000,000SintecMediaFrancisco PartnersSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16$360,000,000TapadTelenor GroupMarketingAcquisition
17$350,000,000Microsoft (feature phone business)FIH MobileSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18$293,000,000CloudLockCiscoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$275,000,000iSIGHT PartnersFireEyeSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
20$250,000,000Gilt GroupeHudson’s Bay CompanyEcommerceAcquisition

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  1. Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion (The Wall Street Journal)
  2. Symantec to Acquire Web Security Company Blue Coat, for approx. $4.65 Billion (FinSMEs)
  3. Lions Gate Agrees to Buy Starz in $4.4 Billion Deal (The Wall Street Journal)
  4. Salesforce buys Demandware for $2.8B, taking a big step into e-commerce (TechCrunch)
  5. Bain Capital to Buy Blue Coat Systems (The Wall Street Journal)
  6. Mitel buys Polycom for $1.96B in enterprise communications consolidation play (TechCrunch)
  7. Vista Equity Partners buys marketing automation giant Marketo for $1.8B in cash (TechCrunch)
  8. Shaw completes $1.6 billion acquisition of wireless carrier Wind Mobile (Vancouver Sun)
  9. MasterCard closes in on £1bn VocaLink acquisition (Banking Tech)
  10. Cisco Takes A Leap In IoT With Jasper Acquisition (Forbes)
  11. Alibaba Makes $1 Billion Investment in Lazada Group (FinSMEs)
  12. NetApp to Acquire SolidFire, for $870M (FinSMEs)
  13. Oracle to buy Textura in $663 million deal (MarketWatch)
  14. Micro Focus to buy Serena Software in $540m deal (ZDNet)
  15. Francisco Partners buys Israeli startup SintecMedia for $400 million (GeekTime)
  16. Telenor Group Acquires Tapad for $360M (FinSMEs)
  17. Microsoft is selling its feature phone business to Foxconn for $350 million (The Verge)
  18. Cisco to acquire API-based app security startup CloudLock for $293M (TechCrunch)
  19. FireEye Acquires iSIGHT Partners for up to $275M (FinSMEs)
  20. Hudson’s Bay Company to Acquire Gilt Groupe for $250M (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Acquisitions for May 2016

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$2,400,000,000Blue Coat SystemsBain CapitalSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
2$1,960,000,000PolycomMitelSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
3$1,800,000,000MarketoVista Equity PartnersMarketingAcquisition
4$1,600,000,000Wind MobileSunShawMobile & AppsAcquisition
5$1,449,050,000VocaLinkMasterCardSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$1,400,000,000Jasper TechnologiesCiscoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
7$1,000,000,000Lazada GroupAlibabaEcommerceAcquisition
8$870,000,000SolidFireNetAppSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
9$633,000,000TexturaOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$540,000,000Serena SoftwareMicro FocusSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11$400,000,000SintecMediaFrancisco PartnersSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$360,000,000TapadTelenor GroupMarketingAcquisition
13$350,000,000Microsoft (feature phone business)FIH MobileSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$275,000,000iSIGHT PartnersFireEyeSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
15$250,000,000Gilt GroupeHudson’s Bay CompanyEcommerceAcquisition
16$200,000,000AltairSonyHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
17$200,000,000AddThisOracleMarketingAcquisition
18$195,092,000WithingsNokiaHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
19$189,000,000Captain TrainTrainlineTransactionsAcquisition
20$170,000,000HP SoftwareOpenTextSoftware & ServicesAcquisition

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  1. Bain Capital to Buy Blue Coat Systems (The Wall Street Journal)
  2. Mitel buys Polycom for $1.96B in enterprise communications consolidation play (TechCrunch)
  3. Vista Equity Partners buys marketing automation giant Marketo for $1.8B in cash (TechCrunch)
  4. Shaw completes $1.6 billion acquisition of wireless carrier Wind Mobile (Vancouver Sun)
  5. MasterCard closes in on £1bn VocaLink acquisition (Banking Tech)
  6. Cisco Takes A Leap In IoT With Jasper Acquisition (Forbes)
  7. Alibaba Makes $1 Billion Investment in Lazada Group (FinSMEs)
  8. NetApp to Acquire SolidFire, for $870M (FinSMEs)
  9. Oracle to buy Textura in $663 million deal (MarketWatch)
  10. Micro Focus to buy Serena Software in $540m deal (ZDNet)
  11. Francisco Partners buys Israeli startup SintecMedia for $400 million (GeekTime)
  12. Telenor Group Acquires Tapad for $360M (FinSMEs)
  13. Microsoft is selling its feature phone business to Foxconn for $350 million (The Verge)
  14. FireEye Acquires iSIGHT Partners for up to $275M (FinSMEs)
  15. Hudson’s Bay Company to Acquire Gilt Groupe for $250M (FinSMEs)
  16. Sony buys Israeli chip manufacturer Altair for US$200 million (e27)
  17. Oracle Buys Audience Tracking Firm AddThis For Around $200M (TechCrunch)
  18. Nokia to Acquire Withings, for €170M (FinSMEs)
  19. Trainline buys Captain Train for up to $189 million (TechCrunch)
  20. OpenText acquires HP customer experience content management for $170 million (TechCrunch)

Top 20 Acquisitions for April 2016

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$1,960,000,000PolycomMitelSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
2$1,600,000,000Wind MobileSunShawMobile & AppsAcquisition
3$1,449,050,000VocaLinkMasterCardSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$1,400,000,000Jasper TechnologiesCiscoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
5$1,000,000,000Lazada GroupAlibabaEcommerceAcquisition
6$870,000,000SolidFireNetAppSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
7$633,000,000TexturaOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$540,000,000Serena SoftwareMicro FocusSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
9$400,000,000SintecMediaFrancisco PartnersSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$360,000,000TapadTelenor GroupMarketingAcquisition
11$275,000,000iSIGHT PartnersFireEyeSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$250,000,000Gilt GroupeHudson’s Bay CompanyEcommerceAcquisition
13$200,000,000AltairSonyHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
14$200,000,000AddThisOracleMarketingAcquisition
15$195,092,000WithingsNokiaHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
16$189,000,000Captain TrainTrainlineTransactionsAcquisition
17$170,000,000HP SoftwareOpenTextSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18$100,000,000BitstripsSnapchatMediaAcquisition
19$100,000,000mophieZAGGEcommerceAcquisition
20$89,612,000BigpointYouzu InteractiveSoftware & ServicesAcquisition

More information

  1. Mitel buys Polycom for $1.96B in enterprise communications consolidation play (TechCrunch)
  2. Shaw completes $1.6 billion acquisition of wireless carrier Wind Mobile (Vancouver Sun)
  3. MasterCard closes in on £1bn VocaLink acquisition (Banking Tech)
  4. Cisco Takes A Leap In IoT With Jasper Acquisition (Forbes)
  5. Alibaba Makes $1 Billion Investment in Lazada Group (FinSMEs)
  6. NetApp to Acquire SolidFire, for $870M (FinSMEs)
  7. Oracle to buy Textura in $663 million deal (MarketWatch)
  8. Micro Focus to buy Serena Software in $540m deal (ZDNet)
  9. Francisco Partners buys Israeli startup SintecMedia for $400 million (GeekTime)
  10. Telenor Group Acquires Tapad for $360M (FinSMEs)
  11. FireEye Acquires iSIGHT Partners for up to $275M (FinSMEs)
  12. Hudson’s Bay Company to Acquire Gilt Groupe for $250M (FinSMEs)
  13. Sony buys Israeli chip manufacturer Altair for US$200 million (e27)
  14. Oracle Buys Audience Tracking Firm AddThis For Around $200M (TechCrunch)
  15. Nokia to Acquire Withings, for €170M (FinSMEs)
  16. Trainline buys Captain Train for up to $189 million (TechCrunch)
  17. OpenText acquires HP customer experience content management for $170 million (TechCrunch)
  18. Snapchat reportedly buys Bitstrips for $100 million (Vator News)
  19. mophie Acquired By ZAGG For $100M (SocalTech)
  20. Youzu Interactive to Acquire BIGPOINT for 80 Million Euros (BusinessWire)