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Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for December 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,800,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
2 $1,600,000,000 Wind Mobile SunShaw Mobile & Apps Acquisition
3 $500,000,000 Ping An Good Doctor Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
4 $400,000,000 My Credit Tiantu Capital, Xinhu Zhongbao Mobile & Apps Investment
5 $385,000,000 Mitel Mobility Xura Mobile & Apps Acquisition
6 $310,000,000 Xinhu Zhongbao, Tiantu Capital Mobile & Apps Investment
7 $200,000,000 Slack Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
8 $175,000,000 Hike Messenger Tencent, Foxconn Mobile & Apps Investment
9 $175,000,000 Snapchat Fidelity Mobile & Apps Investment
10 $160,000,000 Yunmanman Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $150,000,000 Age of Learning Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
12 $150,000,000 SMS Assist Goldman Sachs Investment Partners Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $125,000,000 Tink Labs Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
14 $119,000,000 OfferUp Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
15 $110,000,000 Vurb Snapchat Mobile & Apps Acquisition
16 $108,000,000 Getui Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
17 $100,000,000 Yeahmobi Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $93,000,000 Grindr Beijing Kunlun World Wide Technology Mobile & Apps Investment
19 $77,000,000 Upthere Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
20 $75,000,000 Byju’s Sequoia Capital, Sofina Mobile & Apps Investment

More information

  1. Snapchat raised $1.8B in a Series F round; leaked deck reveals revenues, user numbers (TechCrunch)
  2. Shaw completes $1.6 billion acquisition of wireless carrier Wind Mobile (Vancouver Sun)
  3. Chinese Healthcare App Ping An Good Doctor Closes USD$500M Series A Venture Capital Round (FinSMEs)
  4. China’s Fintech Unicorn My Credit Scoops $400M Financing To Build Industry Fund (TechNode)
  5. Xura buys Mitel Mobility for $385M and Ranzure to double down on 5G (TechCrunch)
  6. Chinese credit card management app raises $310m Series C (AVCJ)
  7. Slack, a 2-year-old messaging platform, is raising $200 million at nearly a $4 billion valuation led by Thrive Capital (Business Insider)
  8. Hike’s Kavin Mittal talks about $175m boost in its battle with WhatsApp (Tech In Asia)
  9. Snapchat Raises $175 Million From Fidelity at Flat $16 Billion Valuation (Re/code)
  10. Yunfeng, Sequoia-Backed Yunmanman Raises $160M In New Venture Funding (China Money Network)
  11. Age of Learning, a quiet giant in education apps, raised $150M at a $1B valuation from Iconiq (TechCrunch)
  12. Multisite Property Management Company SMS Assist Raises $150M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Tink Labs raises $125M to put its free-to-use smartphone in more hotel rooms worldwide (TechCrunch )
  14. Craigslist rival OfferUp raises $119M, confirms $1B valuation and cites ‘global ambitions’ (GeekWire)
  15. Snapchat to Buy Vurb for More Than $100 Million (The Information)
  16. Push Notification Service Getui Enters Mobile Marketing With $108M Fresh Funding (Tech Node)
  17. Mobile Advertising Network Yeahmobi Raises About $100 Million in Funding for Expansion (PR Newswire)
  18. Gay dating app Grindr gets $93-million investment from Chinese company (LA Times)
  19. Personal Storage App Upthere Raises $77M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Byju Raises $75M in Venture Capital Funding (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Games Deals for December 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,200,000,000 LeSports Consortium Games Investment
2 $226,000,000 Douyu TV Tencent, Phoenix Capital Games Investment
3 $150,000,000 DraftKings Revolution Growth Games Investment
4 $30,500,000 Akili Consortium Games Investment
5 $30,000,000 Pixonic Mail.Ru Games Acquisition
6 $25,000,000 Bonfire Studios Andreessen Horowitz, Riot Games Games Investment
7 $21,935,925 Team17 LDC Games Investment
8 $21,750,000 Big Viking Games Consortium Games Investment
9 $20,000,000 Mobcrush Consortium Games Investment
10 $15,000,000 Faceit Consortium Games Investment
11 $11,800,000 Paradox Interactive Undisclosed Games Investment
12 $10,000,000 Firefly Games China Construction Bank International Holdings, China Credit Limited Holdings Games Investment
13 $10,000,000 Kahoot! Consortium Games Investment
14 $10,000,000 Next Games Consortium Games Investment
15 $8,250,000 GameCo Consortium Games Investment
16 $7,500,000 Plain Vanilla Glu Mobile Games Investment
17 $5,579,450 Gumbler Consortium Games Investment
18 $5,000,000 First Contact Entertainment Undisclosed Games Investment
19 $4,873,000 Super League Gaming Toba Capital, aXiomatic Games Investment
20 $4,600,000 Huuuge Consortium Games Investment

More information

  1. LeSports Secures $1.2 Billion in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  2. Tencent leads the US$226M financing of Twitch-like streaming site, Douyu TV (e27)
  3. Online Fantasy Sports Company DraftKings Raises $150M (FinSMEs)
  4. Akili gets $30.5 million investment for ‘digital medicine’ games (Gamasutra)
  5. ProCEEd #74 > Mail.Ru buys Pixonic for $30M, Lithuania receives €58.8M to form new VC funds, Yandex shuts down its startup accelerator (ProCEEd)
  6. World of Warcraft’s lead designer announces new studio with $25M in funding (Built In LA)
  7. Games Developer Team17 Secures £16.5M from LDC (FinSMEs)
  8. Big Viking Games Raises $21.75M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Mobcrush Completes $20M Series B Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  10. Faceit Secures $15M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Games company Paradox Interactive raises $11.8M from the crowd (TechCrunch)
  12. Firefly Games raises $10 million to make Hollywood-based mobile games (VentureBeat)
  13. Kahoot! Closes $10m Financing Round To Help Improve Learning For All (Medium)
  14. Next Games secures $10m in new funding (
  15. GameCo Raises $8.25M in Seed and Series A Financing (FinSMEs)
  16. Plain Vanilla Raises up to $7.5M from Glu Mobile (FinSMEs)
  17. Swedish real-money eSports company Gumbler raises €5 million from tennis and football stars (PocketGamer)
  18. First Contact Entertainment Raises US $5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Super League Gaming Raises $5M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Huuuge Raises $4.6M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Software & Services Deals for December 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $9,300,000,000 NetSuite Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
2 $4,650,000,000 Blue Coat Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
3 $4,300,000,000 Rackspace Apollo Software & Services Acquisition
4 $2,800,000,000 Deltek Roper Technologies Software & Services 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 $2,300,000,000 LifeLock Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
8 $1,960,000,000 Polycom Mitel Software & Services Acquisition
9 $1,790,000,000 Host Europe Group GoDaddy Software & Services Acquisition
10 $1,560,000,000 Penton Informa 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 $1,200,000,000 OneWeb SoftBank Software & Services Investment
14 $1,100,000,000 J.D. Power XIO Software & Services Acquisition
15 $915,000,000 ServiceMax GE Digital Software & Services Acquisition
16 $870,000,000 SolidFire NetApp Software & Services Acquisition
17 $860,000,000 NovuMind LTD Consortium Software & Services Investment
18 $793,500,000 Magic Leap Consortium Software & Services Investment
19 $625,000,000 Apigee Google Software & Services Acquisition
20 $600,000,000 Weidong Cloud Education CCB International Software & Services Investment

More information

  1. Oracle Buys NetSuite for $9.3 Billion (FinSMEs)
  2. Symantec to Acquire Web Security Company Blue Coat, for approx. $4.65 Billion (FinSMEs)
  3. Rackspace to go private after $4.3B acquisition by private equity firm Apollo (TechCrunch)
  4. Herndon software company Deltek acquired for $2.8 billion (WTOP)
  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. Symantec Buys Out Identity Protection Firm LifeLock for $2.3 Billion (eweek)
  8. Mitel buys Polycom for $1.96B in enterprise communications consolidation play (TechCrunch)
  9. GoDaddy acquires rival Host Europe Group for $1.79 billion to grow its global footprint (VentureBeat)
  10. Britain’s Informa to boost U.S. presence with Penton deal (Reuters)
  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. SoftBank invests $1.2 billion in the OneWeb satellite network (Network World)
  14. XIO completes J.D. Power acquisition for $1.1 bln (PE HUB)
  15. GE Digital Acquires ServiceMax, for $915M (FinSMEs)
  16. NetApp to Acquire SolidFire, for $870M (FinSMEs)
  17. South Korea trumpets $860-million AI fund after AlphaGo ‘shock’ (Nature)
  18. Magic Leap Raises $793.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Google to acquire API management provider Apigee for $625 million (VentureBeat)
  20. CCB International Invests In Weidong Cloud Education At $600M Valuation (China Money Network)

Top 20 Hardware & Infrastructure Deals for December 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $31,000,000,000 ARM SoftBank Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $5,900,000,000 Brocade Communications Systems Inc Broadcom Limited Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $1,080,000,000 LeEco Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
4 $925,275,000 Heptagon ams AG Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $600,000,000 LeEco Yueting Jia Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
6 $449,000,000 BYD Samsung Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
7 $259,716,000 Eir GIC Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
8 $200,000,000 Altair Sony Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $195,092,000 Withings Nokia Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $150,000,000 Velodyne LIDAR Ford Motor Company, Baidu Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
11 $120,000,000 Chehejia Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
12 $120,000,000 Thalmic Labs Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
13 $106,970,000 Devialet Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
14 $100,000,000 Ubtech CITIC Securities, CDH Investments Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
15 $93,000,000 CVRx Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
16 $90,000,000 Yi Technology Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
17 $85,000,000 sonnen Envision Energy, Thomas Putter Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
18 $68,000,000 Rightware Oy Thundersoft Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
19 $61,200,000 Ring Richard Branson
, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
20 $57,000,000 Barefoot Networks Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment

More information

  1. SoftBank completes $31 billion acquisition of ARM (The Verge)
  2. Broadcom Limited to Acquire Brocade Communications Systems Inc. for $5.9 Billion (Broadcom)
  3. LeEco raises $1.08b in funding for electric car hoping to compete with Tesla (SCMP)
  4. Austria’s ams acquires Heptagon for up to €845 million to become a worldwide leader in optical sensing (TechEU)
  5. LeEco secures $600M in fresh funding as financial issues reportedly halt electric car project (TechCrunch)
  6. Samsung Invests $449 Million in Buffett-Backed Carmaker BYD (Bloomberg)
  7. Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC to acquire stake in Eir (Silicon Republic)
  8. Sony buys Israeli chip manufacturer Altair for US$200 million (e27)
  9. Nokia to Acquire Withings, for €170M (FinSMEs)
  11. ‘China’s Elon Musk’ just raised $120m to disrupt the auto industry (Tech In Asia)
  12. Thalmic Labs’ Next Phase: Announcing $120M USD in Series B Funding (Medium)
  13. Devialet Raises €100M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. CDH Investments Leads $100M Round In Robot Maker Ubtech (China Money Network)
  15. CVRx Secures $113M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  16. Yi Technology sets sights on drone sector after raising $90m (Financial Times)
  17. sonnen Raises $85M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. OS builder Thundersoft buys UI maker Rightware for $68M to expand in automotive (TechCrunch)
  19. Internet of rings: Smart doorbell startup raises $61.2M, launches sleeker $250 Pro device (VentureBeat)
  20. Chipmaking startup Barefoot Networks raises $57M (Sillicon Valley Business Journal)