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Top 20 Acquisitions for September 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

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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. 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)

Top 20 Acquisitions for August 2014

 

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$19,000,000,000WhatsAppFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
2$9,670,032,000OnoVodafoneHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$5,700,000,000TW TelecomLevel 3Software & ServicesAcquisition
4$5,300,000,000MICROS SystemsOracleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
5$3,500,000,000 Trulia ZillowTransactionsAcquisition
6$3,200,000,000Nest LabsGoogleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
7$3,000,000,000Beats ElectronicsAppleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
8$2,300,000,000IBM (x86-based server business)LenovoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
9$2,000,000,000Oculus VRFacebookHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
10$1,650,000,000Mercury Payment VantivTransactionsAcquisition
11$1,500,000,000AirWatchVMWareMobile & AppsAcquisition
12$1,100,000,000Fusion-ioSanDiskHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
13$970,000,000Twitch AmazonGamesAcquisition
14$930,000,000All3MediaDiscovery, Liberty GlobalMarketingAcquisition
15$930,000,000TravelClickThoma BravoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16$900,000,000Viber MediaRakutenMobile & AppsAcquisition
17$804,000,000ChinaVision Media GroupAlibabaMediaAcquisition
18$752,000,000iParadigmsInsight Venture PartnersSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$658,969,500Wotif ExpediaTransactionsAcquisition
20$613,872,000Tele2TeliasoneraMobile & AppsAcquisition

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. 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 August 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$804,000,000ChinaVision Media GroupAlibabaMediaAcquisition
2$752,000,000iParadigmsInsight Venture PartnersSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
3$658,969,500Wotif ExpediaTransactionsAcquisition
4$613,872,000Tele2TeliasoneraMobile & AppsAcquisition
5$555,000,000 Dropcam Google/NestHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
6$523,500,000JobstreetSeekTransactionsAcquisition
7$500,000,000DeepMindGoogleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$500,000,000Maker StudiosThe Walt Disney CompanyMediaAcquisition
9$500,000,000Skybox ImagingGoogleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$475,000,000Renesas SP Drivers SynapticsHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
11$390,000,000RelateIQSalesforceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$360,000,000CheckIntuitMobile & AppsAcquisition
13$337,000,000Quintiq Dassualt SystemesSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$328,500,000ISSC Technologies CorporationMicrochip TechnologyHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
15$260,000,000Ticket MonsterGrouponTransactionsAcquisition
16$235,000,000AdconionAmobeeMarketingAcquisition
17$200,000,000LegalZoomPermiraTransactionsAcquisition
18$200,000,000CyveraPalo Alto NetworksSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$200,000,000ViatorTripAdvisorTransactionsAcquisition
20$175,000,000InktankRed HatSoftware & ServicesAcquisition

More information

  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 June 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$19,000,000,000WhatsAppFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
2$5,700,000,000TW TelecomLevel 3Software & ServicesAcquisition
3$5,300,000,000MICROS SystemsOracleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$3,200,000,000Nest LabsGoogleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
5$3,000,000,000Beats ElectronicsAppleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
6$2,300,000,000IBM (x86-based server business)LenovoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
7$2,000,000,000Oculus VRFacebookHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
8$1,650,000,000Mercury Payment VantivTransactionsAcquisition
9$1,500,000,000AirWatchVMWareMobile & AppsAcquisition
10$1,100,000,000Fusion-ioSanDiskHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
11$930,000,000All3MediaDiscovery, Liberty GlobalMarketingAcquisition
12$930,000,000TravelClickThoma BravoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$900,000,000Viber MediaRakutenMobile & AppsAcquisition
14$804,000,000ChinaVision Media GroupAlibabaMediaAcquisition
15$752,000,000iParadigmsInsight Venture PartnersSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16$555,000,000 Dropcam Google/NestHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
17$523,500,000JobstreetSeekTransactionsAcquisition
18$500,000,000DeepMindGoogleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$500,000,000Maker StudiosThe Walt Disney CompanyMediaAcquisition
20$500,000,000Skybox ImagingGoogleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition

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)