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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 $3,200,000,000 Nest Labs Google Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $2,000,000,000 Oculus VR Facebook Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
6 $900,000,000 Viber Media Rakuten Mobile & Apps Acquisition
7 $804,000,000 ChinaVision Media Group Alibaba Media Acquisition
8 $523,500,000 Jobstreet Seek Transactions Acquisition
9 $500,000,000 Maker Studios The Walt Disney Company Media Acquisition
10 $260,000,000 Ticket Monster Groupon Transactions Acquisition
11 $200,000,000 LegalZoom Permira Transactions Acquisition
12 $200,000,000 Cyvera Palo Alto Networks Software & Services Acquisition
13 $165,000,000 Bash Gaming GSN Games Games Acquisition
14 $126,000,000 SK Encar Carsales.com Ecommerce Acquisition
15 $125,136,000 Klarna Consortium Transactions Acquisition
16 $120,000,000 Bright LinkedIn Transactions Acquisition
17 $100,000,000 Parature Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
18 $100,000,000 Basis Science Intel Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
19 $90,700,000 Gravity AOL Marketing Acquisition
20 $80,000,000 Aviate Yahoo Mobile & Apps Acquisition

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  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  3. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  4. Facebook is buying Oculus for $2B to ‘get ready for the platform of tomorrow’ (VentureBeat)
  5. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  6. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  7. Alibaba Pays $804M To Take Majority Stake In TV And Movie Producer ChinaVision (TechCrunch)
  8. Australia’s Seek to Buy Jobstreet in $524 Million Deal (Wall Street Journal)
  9. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)
  10. Groupon’s $260M Acquisition Of Ticket Monster From LivingSocial Has Closed (TechCrunch)
  11. The $425M LegalZoom deal is a win for VCs, but less exciting for the company or LA (PandoDaily)
  12. Palo Alto Networks Acquires Cyvera for $200M (FinSMEs)
  13. GSN’s $165M Bash Gaming Acquisition Nets 100X Return For Investors (TechCrunch)
  14. Carsales splashes $126m on SK Encar (The Australian)
  15. Klarna Raised €90M to Acquire SOFORT (FinSMEs)
  16. LinkedIn makes its biggest acquisition by paying $120m for job matching service Bright (The Next Web)
  17. Microsoft Acquires Parature for $100M (FinSMEs)
  18. Basis Goes To Intel For Around $100M (TechCrunch)
  19. Setting Its Sights On Content Personalization, AOL To Acquire Gravity For $90.7M (TechCrunch)
  20. Source: Yahoo Bought Aviate For $80M (TechCrunch)

Top Deals 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 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $1,800,000,000 Altice Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Public
5 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
6 $900,000,000 Viber Media Rakuten Mobile & Apps Acquisition
7 $523,500,000 Jobstreet Seek Transactions Acquisition
8 $374,000,000 Aastra Mitel Hardware & Infrastructure Merger
9 $325,000,000 Dropbox Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
10 $260,000,000 Ticket Monster Groupon Transactions Acquisition
11 $250,000,000 Dropbox BlackRock Software & Services Investment
12 $200,000,000 LegalZoom Permira Transactions Acquisition
13 $195,000,000 China South City Holdings Tencent Transactions Investment
14 $134,000,000 Snapdeal EBay Ecommerce Investment
15 $125,000,000 Domo Consortium Software & Services Investment
16 $122,500,000 Harry’s Consortium Ecommerce Investment
17 $120,000,000 Bright LinkedIn Transactions Acquisition
18 $101,000,000 Nutanix Consortium Software & Services Investment
19 $100,000,000 Didi Citic, Tencent Mobile & Apps Investment
20 $100,000,000 Parature Microsoft Software & Services 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. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  4. Telecom Firm Altice Raises $1.8 Billion in I.P.O. (New York Times )
  5. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  6. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  7. Australia’s Seek to Buy Jobstreet in $524 Million Deal ()
  8. Mitel and Aastra close $US374 million merger (ARN)
  9. Dropbox Raises $325M in Funding, SEC Filing Reveals (FinSMEs)
  10. Groupon’s $260M Acquisition Of Ticket Monster From LivingSocial Has Closed (TechCrunch)
  11. Dropbox Raises $250M; Valued at $10Billion (FinSMEs)
  12. The $425M LegalZoom deal is a win for VCs, but less exciting for the company or LA (PandoDaily)
  13. Tencent Invests $195M In Logistics Firm China South City To Compete With Alibaba (TechCrunch)
  14. EBay Bets Big On India, Pours Another $134M Into Online Marketplace Snapdeal (TechCrunch)
  15. Domo’s business software charge gets a big $125M boost (Venture Beat)
  16. 10-Month-Old Harry’s Lands $122.5M, Buys 93-Year-Old Factory To Go Toe-To-Toe With Gillette And Schick (TechCrunch)
  17. LinkedIn makes its biggest acquisition by paying $120m for job matching service Bright (The Next Web)
  18. Nutanix Closes $101M Series D Financing (FinSMEs)
  19. Chinese Taxi App Didi Secured $100 million in Series C Funding (TechNode)
  20. Microsoft Acquires Parature for $100M (FinSMEs)

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 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
5 $900,000,000 Viber Media Rakuten Mobile & Apps Acquisition
6 $523,500,000 Jobstreet Seek Transactions Acquisition
7 $260,000,000 Ticket Monster Groupon Transactions Acquisition
8 $200,000,000 LegalZoom Permira Transactions Acquisition
9 $120,000,000 Bright LinkedIn Transactions Acquisition
10 $100,000,000 Parature Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
11 $90,700,000 Gravity AOL Marketing Acquisition
12 $80,000,000 Aviate Yahoo Mobile & Apps Acquisition
13 $69,000,000 Veveo Rovi Software & Services Acquisition
14 $67,890,809 Lithicon FEI Company Software & Services Acquisition
15 $65,500,000 Express Data Dicker Data Software & Services Acquisition
16 $49,000,000 Unicorn Media Brightcove Marketing Acquisition
17 $45,168,480 NetRegistry Melbourne IT Transactions Acquisition
18 $43,000,000 Ideeli Groupon Ecommerce Acquisition
19 $32,000,000 Scout Analytics ServiceSource Software & Services Acquisition
20 $29,000,000 Tedemis Criteo Mobile & Apps 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. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  4. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  5. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  6. Australia’s Seek to Buy Jobstreet in $524 Million Deal ()
  7. Groupon’s $260M Acquisition Of Ticket Monster From LivingSocial Has Closed (TechCrunch)
  8. The $425M LegalZoom deal is a win for VCs, but less exciting for the company or LA (PandoDaily)
  9. LinkedIn makes its biggest acquisition by paying $120m for job matching service Bright (The Next Web)
  10. Microsoft Acquires Parature for $100M (FinSMEs)
  11. Setting Its Sights On Content Personalization, AOL To Acquire Gravity For $90.7M (TechCrunch)
  12. Source: Yahoo Bought Aviate For $80M (TechCrunch)
  13. Video Discovery Specialist Rovi Acquires Voice Search Startup Veveo For Up To $69 Million (TechCrunch)
  14. ANU, UNSW tech startup sells for AU$76 million (Canberra Times)
  15. UPDATED: Dicker Data buys Express Data (ARN)
  16. Brightcove buys Unicorn Media for $US49m (ARN)
  17. Melbourne IT snares NetRegistry in $50.4m deal (AFR)
  18. Groupon Acquires Ideeli for $43M (FinSMEs)
  19. ServiceSource Acquires Scout Analytics For $32M (TechCrunch)
  20. Criteo Acquires Tedemis For $29 Million, Proving There Is A Nascent Exit Market In France (TechCrunch)