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Top 20 Acquisitions for August 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $31,000,000,000 ARM SoftBank Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $26,200,000,000 LinkedIn Microsoft Media Acquisition
3 $9,300,000,000 NetSuite Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
4 $4,650,000,000 Blue Coat Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
5 $4,400,000,000 Starz Lions Gate Media Acquisition
6 $4,300,000,000 Rackspace Apollo Software & Services Acquisition
7 $3,000,000,000 Jet.com Wal-Mart Ecommerce Acquisition
8 $2,800,000,000 Demandware Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
9 $2,400,000,000 Blue Coat Systems Bain Capital Software & Services Acquisition
10 $1,960,000,000 Polycom Mitel Software & Services Acquisition
11 $1,800,000,000 Marketo Vista Equity Partners Marketing Acquisition
12 $1,600,000,000 Wind Mobile SunShaw Mobile & Apps Acquisition
13 $1,449,050,000 VocaLink MasterCard Software & Services Acquisition
14 $1,400,000,000 Jasper Technologies Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
15 $1,300,000,000 AVG Avast Software & Services Acquisition
16 $1,220,000,000 TRADER Corporation Thoma Bravo Media Acquisition
17 $1,100,000,000 J.D. Power XIO Software & Services Acquisition
18 $1,000,000,000 Lazada Group Alibaba Ecommerce Acquisition
19 $900,000,000 Media.net Beijing Miteno Communication Technology Marketing Acquisition
20 $870,000,000 SolidFire NetApp Software & Services Acquisition

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  1. SoftBank completes $31 billion acquisition of ARM (The Verge)
  2. Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion (The Wall Street Journal)
  3. Oracle Buys NetSuite for $9.3 Billion (FinSMEs)
  4. Symantec to Acquire Web Security Company Blue Coat, for approx. $4.65 Billion (FinSMEs)
  5. Lions Gate Agrees to Buy Starz in $4.4 Billion Deal (The Wall Street Journal)
  6. Rackspace to go private after $4.3B acquisition by private equity firm Apollo (TechCrunch)
  7. Wal-Mart Stores to Acquire Jet.com, for $3 Billion (FinSMEs)
  8. Salesforce buys Demandware for $2.8B, taking a big step into e-commerce (TechCrunch)
  9. Bain Capital to Buy Blue Coat Systems (The Wall Street Journal)
  10. Mitel buys Polycom for $1.96B in enterprise communications consolidation play (TechCrunch)
  11. Vista Equity Partners buys marketing automation giant Marketo for $1.8B in cash (TechCrunch)
  12. Shaw completes $1.6 billion acquisition of wireless carrier Wind Mobile (Vancouver Sun)
  13. MasterCard closes in on £1bn VocaLink acquisition (Banking Tech)
  14. Cisco Takes A Leap In IoT With Jasper Acquisition (Forbes)
  15. Avast acquires antivirus maker AVG for $1.3BN to gain scale and dive into IoT security (TechCrunch)
  16. Thoma Bravo to Acquire TRADER Corporation (BusinessWire)
  17. XIO completes J.D. Power acquisition for $1.1 bln (PE HUB)
  18. Alibaba Makes $1 Billion Investment in Lazada Group (FinSMEs)
  19. He made his first US$1M at the age of 18 and US$100M at 23, and now sold his adtech firm for US$900M at 34 (e27)
  20. NetApp to Acquire SolidFire, for $870M (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Acquisitions for July 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $26,200,000,000 LinkedIn Microsoft Media Acquisition
2 $9,300,000,000 NetSuite Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
3 $4,650,000,000 Blue Coat Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
4 $4,400,000,000 Starz Lions Gate Media Acquisition
5 $2,800,000,000 Demandware Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
6 $2,400,000,000 Blue Coat Systems Bain Capital Software & Services Acquisition
7 $1,960,000,000 Polycom Mitel Software & Services Acquisition
8 $1,800,000,000 Marketo Vista Equity Partners Marketing Acquisition
9 $1,600,000,000 Wind Mobile SunShaw Mobile & Apps Acquisition
10 $1,449,050,000 VocaLink MasterCard Software & Services Acquisition
11 $1,400,000,000 Jasper Technologies Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
12 $1,300,000,000 AVG Avast Software & Services Acquisition
13 $1,220,000,000 TRADER Corporation Thoma Bravo Media Acquisition
14 $1,000,000,000 Lazada Group Alibaba Ecommerce Acquisition
15 $870,000,000 SolidFire NetApp Software & Services Acquisition
16 $633,000,000 Textura Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
17 $540,000,000 Serena Software Micro Focus Software & Services Acquisition
18 $400,000,000 SintecMedia Francisco Partners Software & Services Acquisition
19 $360,000,000 Tapad Telenor Group Marketing Acquisition
20 $350,000,000 Mtime Mtime Media Acquisition

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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) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $26,200,000,000 LinkedIn Microsoft Media Acquisition
2 $4,650,000,000 Blue Coat Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
3 $4,400,000,000 Starz Lions Gate Media Acquisition
4 $2,800,000,000 Demandware Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
5 $2,400,000,000 Blue Coat Systems Bain Capital Software & Services Acquisition
6 $1,960,000,000 Polycom Mitel Software & Services Acquisition
7 $1,800,000,000 Marketo Vista Equity Partners Marketing Acquisition
8 $1,600,000,000 Wind Mobile SunShaw Mobile & Apps Acquisition
9 $1,449,050,000 VocaLink MasterCard Software & Services Acquisition
10 $1,400,000,000 Jasper Technologies Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
11 $1,000,000,000 Lazada Group Alibaba Ecommerce Acquisition
12 $870,000,000 SolidFire NetApp Software & Services Acquisition
13 $633,000,000 Textura Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
14 $540,000,000 Serena Software Micro Focus Software & Services Acquisition
15 $400,000,000 SintecMedia Francisco Partners Software & Services Acquisition
16 $360,000,000 Tapad Telenor Group Marketing Acquisition
17 $350,000,000 Microsoft (feature phone business) FIH Mobile Software & Services Acquisition
18 $293,000,000 CloudLock Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
19 $275,000,000 iSIGHT Partners FireEye Software & Services Acquisition
20 $250,000,000 Gilt Groupe Hudson’s Bay Company Ecommerce Acquisition

More information

  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) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $2,400,000,000 Blue Coat Systems Bain Capital Software & Services Acquisition
2 $1,960,000,000 Polycom Mitel Software & Services Acquisition
3 $1,800,000,000 Marketo Vista Equity Partners Marketing Acquisition
4 $1,600,000,000 Wind Mobile SunShaw Mobile & Apps Acquisition
5 $1,449,050,000 VocaLink MasterCard Software & Services Acquisition
6 $1,400,000,000 Jasper Technologies Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
7 $1,000,000,000 Lazada Group Alibaba Ecommerce Acquisition
8 $870,000,000 SolidFire NetApp Software & Services Acquisition
9 $633,000,000 Textura Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
10 $540,000,000 Serena Software Micro Focus Software & Services Acquisition
11 $400,000,000 SintecMedia Francisco Partners Software & Services Acquisition
12 $360,000,000 Tapad Telenor Group Marketing Acquisition
13 $350,000,000 Microsoft (feature phone business) FIH Mobile Software & Services Acquisition
14 $275,000,000 iSIGHT Partners FireEye Software & Services Acquisition
15 $250,000,000 Gilt Groupe Hudson’s Bay Company Ecommerce Acquisition
16 $200,000,000 Altair Sony Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
17 $200,000,000 AddThis Oracle Marketing Acquisition
18 $195,092,000 Withings Nokia Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
19 $189,000,000 Captain Train Trainline Transactions Acquisition
20 $170,000,000 HP Software OpenText Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  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)