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Top 20 Rest of the World Deals for September 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $326,000,000 Africa Internet Group Consortium Ecommerce Investment
2 $300,000,000 Gett Volkswagen Group Transactions Investment
3 $200,000,000 Altair Sony Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $85,000,000 Africa Internet Group Orange Software & Services Investment
5 $83,000,000 Africa Internet Group AXA Insurance Ecommerce Investment
6 $72,000,000 OurCrowd Undisclosed Transactions Investment
7 $72,000,000 Sirin Labs Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
8 $67,000,000 Wadi Al Tayyar Travel Group Ecommerce Investment
9 $60,000,000 Magnacom Broadcom Software & Services Acquisition
10 $55,000,000 Jumia Group Commonwealth Development Corporation Ecommerce Investment
11 $52,790,000 Africa Internet Group CDC Group Ecommerce Investment
12 $50,000,000 Roboteam Generali Group Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
13 $50,000,000 WalkMe Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
14 $45,000,000 Matific Leon Kamenev Mobile & Apps Investment
15 $45,000,000 Outbrain Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
16 $40,000,000 Travelstart Amadeus Capital Partners Transactions Investment
17 $38,000,000 Celeno Communications Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
18 $32,000,000 Claroty Consortium Software & Services Investment
19 $32,000,000 Weka.IO Consortium Software & Services Investment
20 $30,000,000 Cato Networks Consortium Software & Services Investment

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  1. Rocket Internet’s Africa Internet Group raises $326M from Goldman Sachs and others (TechCrunch)
  2. Uber Rival Gett Receives $300M in Funding From Volkswagen (Bloomberg)
  3. Sony buys Israeli chip manufacturer Altair for US$200 million (e27)
  4. Orange invests $85M in Africa Internet Group, Africa’s first billion dollar tech firm (TechCrunch)
  5. As Its Market Grows, Nigerian E-Commerce Startup Africa Internet Group Raises $83 Million (TechCrunch)
  6. OurCrowd raises another $72M to build out its equity crowdfunding platform (TechCrunch)
  7. Sirin Labs nabs $72M to build the Rolls-Royce of smartphones: ‘Solarin’ goes on sale in May (VentureBeat)
  8. Rocket Internet’s ecommerce marketplace for Middle East raises $67m in series A funding (Tech In Asia)
  9. Broadcom buys Israeli 5G co MagnaCom for $60m (GLOBES)
  10. Jumia Group raises $55 million from Commonwealth Development Corporation (Dignited)
  11. Press release: CDC makes new investment in Africa Internet Group (CDC Group)
  12. Israeli Roboteam raises $50 million to focus on US growth (GeekTime)
  13. Exclusive: Israeli WalkMe raises $50 million in Series E in march to IPO (GeekTime)
  14. Israeli edtech startup Matific scores massive $45 million round (Geek Time)
  15. Israeli Outbrain raises $45 million according to surprise announcement (GeekTime)
  16. Travelstart Raises US$40M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. WiFi chipmaker Celeno Communications raises $38m (Globes)
  18. Claroty Raises $32M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Software Defined Storage Tech Provider Weka.IO Announces $32M Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Cato Networks raises $30 million for its network security as a service platform (VentureBeat)

Top 20 European Deals for September 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $31,000,000,000 ARM SoftBank Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $8,800,000,000 Micro Focus HP Enterprise Software & Services Acquisition
3 $1,300,000,000 AVG Avast Software & Services Acquisition
4 $500,000,000 Media Planet Priveq Investment Media Acquisition
5 $362,231,100 Global Fashion Group Consortium Ecommerce Investment
6 $275,000,000 Deliveroo Consortium Transactions Investment
7 $259,716,000 Eir GIC Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
8 $195,092,000 Withings Nokia Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $189,000,000 Captain Train Trainline Transactions Acquisition
10 $184,563,200 Skyscanner Consortium Transactions Investment
11 $171,000,000 Future Finance Consortium Transactions Investment
12 $120,000,000 Cabify Rakuten Transactions Investment
13 $110,000,000 Farfetch Comcast Ventures Transactions Investment
14 $107,931,000 Deezer Access Industries, Orange Media Investment
15 $100,000,000 Wallapop letgo Ecommerce Acquisition
16 $100,000,000 StickyAds Comcast Marketing Acquisition
17 $100,000,000 MindMaze Consortium Software & Services Investment
18 $89,612,000 Bigpoint Youzu Interactive Software & Services Acquisition
19 $69,107,650 Azzurri Maintel Software & Services Acquisition
20 $67,240,000 Cruise.co.uk Bridgepoint Development Capital Transactions Acquisition

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  1. SoftBank completes $31 billion acquisition of ARM (The Verge)
  2. HP Enterprise strikes $8.8 billion deal with Micro Focus for software assets (Reuters)
  3. Avast acquires antivirus maker AVG for $1.3BN to gain scale and dive into IoT security (TechCrunch)
  4. Venture capitalists buys into the median plane of half a billion (Resume)
  5. Global Fashion Group Raises €330M (FinSMEs)
  6. Food startup Deliveroo raises $275M as Uber eats into its European market (TechCrunch)
  7. Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC to acquire stake in Eir (Silicon Republic)
  8. Nokia to Acquire Withings, for €170M (FinSMEs)
  9. Trainline buys Captain Train for up to $189 million (TechCrunch)
  10. Skyscanner Raises £128M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Future Finance raises $171M to grow its student loan platform in Europe (TechCrunch)
  12. Cabify Raises $120M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Farfetch Raises $110M in Series F Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Deezer Secures €100M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. letgo Merges with Wallapop; Raises $100M (FinSMEs)
  16. Comcast has acquired French ad tech company StickyAds for more than $100 million (Yahoo)
  17. MindMaze Raises $100M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Youzu Interactive to Acquire BIGPOINT for 80 Million Euros (BusinessWire)
  19. Maintel acquires Azzurri in £48.5m deal (Mobile News)
  20. Bridgepoint to Acquire Cruise.co.uk, for £52M (FinSMEs)

Top 20 North American Deals for September 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 $4,300,000,000 Rackspace Apollo Software & Services Acquisition
6 $3,500,000,000 Uber Public Investment Fund Transactions Investment
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 $1,800,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $1,600,000,000 Wind Mobile SunShaw Mobile & Apps Acquisition
14 $1,560,000,000 Penton Informa Software & Services Acquisition
15 $1,400,000,000 Jasper Technologies Cisco 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 Lyft Consortium Transactions Investment
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. 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. Rackspace to go private after $4.3B acquisition by private equity firm Apollo (TechCrunch)
  6. Uber Turns to Saudi Arabia for $3.5 Billion Cash Infusion (The New York Times)
  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. Snapchat raised $1.8B in a Series F round; leaked deck reveals revenues, user numbers (TechCrunch)
  13. Shaw completes $1.6 billion acquisition of wireless carrier Wind Mobile (Vancouver Sun)
  14. Britain’s Informa to boost U.S. presence with Penton deal (Reuters)
  15. Cisco Takes A Leap In IoT With Jasper Acquisition (Forbes)
  16. Thoma Bravo to Acquire TRADER Corporation (BusinessWire)
  17. XIO completes J.D. Power acquisition for $1.1 bln (PE HUB)
  18. Lyft Raises $1 Billion; Valued at $5.5 Billion (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 Asia & Pacific Deals for September 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,250,000,000 Ele.me Alibaba Transactions Investment
2 $1,200,000,000 LeSports Consortium Games Investment
3 $1,080,000,000 LeEco Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
4 $1,000,000,000 Didi Chuxing Apple Transactions Investment
5 $1,000,000,000 Lazada Group Alibaba Ecommerce Acquisition
6 $750,000,000 Grab SoftBank Capital Transactions Investment
7 $600,000,000 Weidong Cloud Education CCB International Software & Services Investment
8 $600,000,000 Didi Chuxing China Life Insurance Transactions Investment
9 $550,000,000 Go-Jek Consortium Transactions Investment
10 $500,000,000 Ping An Good Doctor Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $449,000,000 BYD Samsung Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
12 $449,000,000 Qufenqi Hangzhou Liaison Interactive Information Technology, Beijing Phoenix Wealth Holding Group Transactions Investment
13 $400,000,000 Didi Chuxing Poly Group Transactions Investment
14 $350,000,000 Mtime Wanda Media Acquisition
15 $310,000,000 U51.com Xinhu Zhongbao, Tiantu Capital Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $300,000,000 Paytm Goldman Sachs, Temasek, Mediatek Transactions Investment
17 $300,000,000 BabyTree Shenzhen Qianhe Capital Management, Matrix Partners China Media Investment
18 $300,000,000 Bitauto Consortium Software & Services Investment
19 $250,000,000 ibibo Naspers Group Transactions Investment
20 $235,000,000 Fenqile Huasheng Capital Transactions Investment

More information

  1. Alibaba confirms $1.25B investment in food delivery service Ele.me (TechCrunch)
  2. LeSports Secures $1.2 Billion in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  3. LeEco raises $1.08b in funding for electric car hoping to compete with Tesla (SCMP)
  4. Apple invests $1bn in Chinese ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing (Reuters)
  5. Alibaba Makes $1 Billion Investment in Lazada Group (FinSMEs)
  6. Uber rival Grab raises $750M led by SoftBank at a $3B valuation (TechCrunch)
  7. CCB International Invests In Weidong Cloud Education At $600M Valuation (China Money Network)
  8. China’s Uber rival Didi Chuxing raises $600 million from China Life Insurance (Reuters)
  9. Indonesia’s Go-Jek raises $550 million to battle Uber and Grab (TechCrunch)
  10. Chinese Healthcare App Ping An Good Doctor Closes USD$500M Series A Venture Capital Round (FinSMEs)
  11. Samsung Invests $449 Million in Buffett-Backed Carmaker BYD (Bloomberg)
  12. Ant Financial-Backed Qufenqi Raises $449M In Pre-IPO Investment (China Money Network)
  13. Didi Chuxing strikes again with US$400M from China’s leading trading and real estate conglomerate (e27)
  14. Wanda Acquires China’s Leading Movie Portal Mtime For $350 Million (Deadline)
  15. Chinese credit card management app raises $310m Series C (AVCJ)
  16. Paytm Said to Get $300 Million in Funds at $5 Billion Valuation (Bloomberg)
  17. BabyTree Bags $300M USD In Largest Ever Funding Round For Mother & Baby Tech (Tech Node)
  18. Automotive Industry Internet Services Company Bitauto Receives $300m Investment (FinSMEs)
  19. Naspers, Tencent-backed travel group gets $250m more to slay India’s hotel industry (Tech In Asia)
  20. Chinese startup nabs $235m funding to get more people paying in installments (Tech In Asia)