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Top 20 Acquisitions for January 2015

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$350,000,000Annapurna LabsAmazonSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
2$280,000,000Travelocity ExpediaTransactionsAcquisition
3$125,000,000NetProspex Dun & BradstreetMarketingAcquisition
4$36,000,000Code SchoolPluralsightSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
5$21,000,000American HealthCare Lending Prosper MarketplaceTransactionsAcquisition
6UndisclosedAccess Technology GroupTA AssociatesSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
7UndisclosedClearMomentumIpreoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8UndisclosedComposyt Light LabsIntelHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
9UndisclosedDispopAdmedoMarketingAcquisition
10UndisclosedLogibecGI PartnersSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11UndisclosedMagic Pixel GamesKabamGamesAcquisition
12UndisclosedNewsfloElsevierSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13UndisclosedNimbleTVSynacorMediaAcquisition
14UndisclosedPixelapseDropboxTransactionsAcquisition
15UndisclosedPremiumBeatShutterstockSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16UndisclosedQuickFire NetworksFacebookSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
17UndisclosedRevolution AnalyticsMicrosoftSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18UndisclosedRex FeaturesShutterstockSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19UndisclosedSemetricAppleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
20UndisclosedTaggWhistleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition

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  1. Amazon buys secretive chip maker Annapurna Labs for $350 million (Extreme Tech)
  2. Expedia Inc acquires Travelocity in $280 million deal (Reuters)
  3. Dun & Bradstreet Acquires NetProspex for $125M (FinSMEs)
  4. Online Learning Service Pluralsight Acquires Code School For $36 Million (TechCrunch)
  5. Prosper Marketplace Acquires American HealthCare Lending for $21M (FinSMEs)
  6. TA Associates Acquires Majority Interest in Access Technology Group (FinSMEs)
  7. Ipreo Acquires ClearMomentum (FinSMEs)
  8. Intel Buys Smart Eyewear Maker Composyt (EWeek)
  9. Admedo Acquires Dispop (FinSMEs)
  10. GI Partners Acquires by Logibec (FinSMEs)
  11. Kabam Acquires TapZen and Magic Pixel Games (FinSMEs)
  12. Elsevier Acquires Newsflo (FinSMEs)
  13. Synacor Acquires NimbleTV, Startup That Streamed Live TV Online (Variety)
  14. Dropbox Acquires Pixelapse, A Startup Building Collaboration Tools For Designers (TechCrunch)
  15. Shutterstock Acquires Rex Features And PremiumBeat (TechCrunch)
  16. Facebook Acquires QuickFire Networks (FinSMEs)
  17. Microsoft to acquire Revolution Analytics to help customers find big data value with advanced statistical analysis (Microsoft)
  18. Shutterstock Acquires Rex Features And PremiumBeat (TechCrunch)
  19. Apple Buys UK Startup Behind Musicmetric To Add Analytics To Beats (TechCrunch)
  20. Whistle Raises $15M in Series B Funding; Acquires Tagg (FinSMEs)

Top Deals for December 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$19,000,000,000WhatsAppFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
2$9,670,032,000OnoVodafoneHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$9,247,968,000Global Village TelecomTelefonicaHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$5,700,000,000TW TelecomLevel 3Software & ServicesAcquisition
5$5,300,000,000MICROS SystemsOracleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
6$3,500,000,000 Trulia ZillowTransactionsAcquisition
7$3,200,000,000Nest LabsGoogleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
8$3,000,000,000Beats ElectronicsAppleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
9$2,500,000,000MojangMicrosoftGamesAcquisition
10$2,500,000,000Compuware Thoma BravoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11$2,300,000,000ConversantAlliance DataMarketingAcquisition
12$2,300,000,000IBM (x86-based server business)LenovoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
13$2,000,000,000Oculus VRFacebookHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
14$1,650,000,000Mercury Payment VantivTransactionsAcquisition
15$1,500,000,000AirWatchVMWareMobile & AppsAcquisition
16$1,200,000,000Uber ConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
17$1,200,000,000UberConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
18$1,200,000,000Multimedia Games Global Cash AccessGamesAcquisition
19$1,200,000,000UberConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
20$1,100,000,000Xiaomi ConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment

More information

  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. Vodafone completes €7.2 billion acquisition of Ono (Vodafone)
  3. Vivendi, Telefonica seal 7.2-billion-euro Brazilian broadband deal (Reuters UK)
  4. Level 3 Agrees to Buy TW Telecom in $5.7 Billion Deal (Bloomberg)
  5. Oracle buys MICROS Systems for $5.3 billion (ZDNet)
  6. Zillow To Acquire Trulia In $3.5B Stock-For-Stock Deal (TechCrunch)
  7. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  8. Apple finally confirms its $3B acquisition of Beats Electronics (VentureBeat)
  9. Minecraft’ Developer Mojang Acquired by Microsoft for $2.5 Billion as Notch Moves On (TouchArcade)
  10. Compuware to Be Acquired by Thoma Bravo for $2.5 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  11. Alliance Data to acquire Conversant for $2.3 billion (LA Times)
  12. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  13. Facebook is buying Oculus for $2B to ‘get ready for the platform of tomorrow’ (VentureBeat)
  14. Vantiv Buys Mercury Payment From Silver Lake for $1.65 Billion (Bloomberg)
  15. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  16. Uber Raises Giant $1.2 Billion Funding Round At A $17 Billion Valuation (TechCrunch)
  17. Uber Confirms New $1.2B Funding Round At $40B Valuation (TechCrunch)
  18. Global Cash Access to Acquire Multimedia Games (Owler)
  19. Uber Closes $1.2BN Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  20. Xiaomi confirms it raised monster $1.1B round and is now valued at $45B (VentureBeat)

Top 20 Acquisitions for December 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$19,000,000,000WhatsAppFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
2$9,670,032,000OnoVodafoneHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$9,247,968,000Global Village TelecomTelefonicaHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$5,700,000,000TW TelecomLevel 3Software & ServicesAcquisition
5$5,300,000,000MICROS SystemsOracleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
6$3,500,000,000 Trulia ZillowTransactionsAcquisition
7$3,200,000,000Nest LabsGoogleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
8$3,000,000,000Beats ElectronicsAppleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
9$2,500,000,000MojangMicrosoftGamesAcquisition
10$2,500,000,000Compuware Thoma BravoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11$2,300,000,000ConversantAlliance DataMarketingAcquisition
12$2,300,000,000IBM (x86-based server business)LenovoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
13$2,000,000,000Oculus VRFacebookHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
14$1,650,000,000Mercury Payment VantivTransactionsAcquisition
15$1,500,000,000AirWatchVMWareMobile & AppsAcquisition
16$1,200,000,000Multimedia Games Global Cash AccessGamesAcquisition
17$1,100,000,000Fusion-ioSanDiskHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
18$1,000,000,000EbatesRakutenTransactionsAcquisition
19$970,000,000Twitch AmazonGamesAcquisition
20$930,000,000TravelClickThoma BravoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition

More information

  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. Vodafone completes €7.2 billion acquisition of Ono (Vodafone)
  3. Vivendi, Telefonica seal 7.2-billion-euro Brazilian broadband deal (Reuters UK)
  4. Level 3 Agrees to Buy TW Telecom in $5.7 Billion Deal (Bloomberg)
  5. Oracle buys MICROS Systems for $5.3 billion (ZDNet)
  6. Zillow To Acquire Trulia In $3.5B Stock-For-Stock Deal (TechCrunch)
  7. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  8. Apple finally confirms its $3B acquisition of Beats Electronics (VentureBeat)
  9. Minecraft’ Developer Mojang Acquired by Microsoft for $2.5 Billion as Notch Moves On (TouchArcade)
  10. Compuware to Be Acquired by Thoma Bravo for $2.5 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  11. Alliance Data to acquire Conversant for $2.3 billion (LA Times)
  12. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  13. Facebook is buying Oculus for $2B to ‘get ready for the platform of tomorrow’ (VentureBeat)
  14. Vantiv Buys Mercury Payment From Silver Lake for $1.65 Billion (Bloomberg)
  15. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  16. Global Cash Access to Acquire Multimedia Games (Owler)
  17. SanDisk to acquire Fusion-io for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  18. Rakuten Buys Ebates For $1 Billion (TechCrunch)
  19. THE NEWS WRAP: Amazon acquires game streaming platform Twitch for $970 million (StartupSmart)
  20. Thoma Bravo Completes $930 Million Acquisition of TravelClick (Hotel News Resource)

Top Acquisitions for November 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$19,000,000,000WhatsAppFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
2$9,670,032,000OnoVodafoneHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$9,247,968,000Global Village TelecomTelefonicaHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$5,700,000,000TW TelecomLevel 3Software & ServicesAcquisition
5$5,300,000,000MICROS SystemsOracleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
6$3,500,000,000 Trulia ZillowTransactionsAcquisition
7$3,200,000,000Nest LabsGoogleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
8$3,000,000,000Beats ElectronicsAppleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
9$2,500,000,000Compuware Thoma BravoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$2,500,000,000MojangMicrosoftGamesAcquisition
11$2,300,000,000IBM (x86-based server business)LenovoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
12$2,300,000,000ConversantAlliance DataMarketingAcquisition
13$2,000,000,000Oculus VRFacebookHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
14$1,650,000,000Mercury Payment VantivTransactionsAcquisition
15$1,500,000,000AirWatchVMWareMobile & AppsAcquisition
16$1,200,000,000Multimedia Games Global Cash AccessGamesAcquisition
17$1,100,000,000Fusion-ioSanDiskHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
18$1,000,000,000EbatesRakutenTransactionsAcquisition
19$970,000,000Twitch AmazonGamesAcquisition
20$930,000,000All3MediaDiscovery, Liberty GlobalMarketingAcquisition

More information

  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. Vodafone completes €7.2 billion acquisition of Ono (Vodafone)
  3. Vivendi, Telefonica seal 7.2-billion-euro Brazilian broadband deal (Reuters UK)
  4. Level 3 Agrees to Buy TW Telecom in $5.7 Billion Deal (Bloomberg)
  5. Oracle buys MICROS Systems for $5.3 billion (ZDNet)
  6. Zillow To Acquire Trulia In $3.5B Stock-For-Stock Deal (TechCrunch)
  7. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  8. Apple finally confirms its $3B acquisition of Beats Electronics (VentureBeat)
  9. Compuware to Be Acquired by Thoma Bravo for $2.5 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  10. Minecraft’ Developer Mojang Acquired by Microsoft for $2.5 Billion as Notch Moves On (TouchArcade)
  11. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  12. Alliance Data to acquire Conversant for $2.3 billion (LA Times)
  13. Facebook is buying Oculus for $2B to ‘get ready for the platform of tomorrow’ (VentureBeat)
  14. Vantiv Buys Mercury Payment From Silver Lake for $1.65 Billion (Bloomberg)
  15. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  16. Global Cash Access to Acquire Multimedia Games (Owler)
  17. SanDisk to acquire Fusion-io for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  18. Rakuten Buys Ebates For $1 Billion (TechCrunch)
  19. THE NEWS WRAP: Amazon acquires game streaming platform Twitch for $970 million (StartupSmart)
  20. Discovery, Liberty Global Acquire All3Media in $930 Million Deal (Variety)