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Top 20 Hardware & Infrastructure Deals for October 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $22,000,000,000 Tsinghua Unigroup China Development Bank Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
2 $600,000,000 NIO Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
3 $456,000,000 PlusServer BC Partners Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $400,000,000 Microvast Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
5 $240,000,000 Royole Corporation Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
6 $200,000,000 vXchnge Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
7 $200,000,000 Future Mobility Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
8 $200,000,000 View TIAA, BlackRock Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
9 $180,000,000 Mobvoi Inc. Volkswagen Group Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
10 $170,000,000 Casper Target Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
11 $159,388,530 Alticom Cellnex Telecom Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $159,000,000 Nauto Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
13 $155,834,400 Microscan Systems Omron Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $145,484,824 3G Mobile Blue Label Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
15 $141,000,000 Robopolis iRobot Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $140,000,000 Proterra Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
17 $130,000,000 LeddarTech Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
18 $109,000,000 Ring Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
19 $103,000,000 B10 Data Centre Keppel DC Singapore 4 Pte. Ltd. Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
20 $100,000,000 Cambricon Technologies Corporation Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment

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  1. China’s Largest Chipmaker Secures $22 Billion to Expand Globally (Bloomberg)
  2. Tencent, Baidu Lead $600M Round In Chinese Electric Vehicle Maker NIO (China Money Network)
  3. GoDaddy sells PlusServer for $456M, kills off its AWS-style cloud services (TechCrunch)
  4. CITIC Securities Leads $400M Round In EV Battery Maker Microvast (China money network)
  5. Royole Corporation Raises $800M USD in Series D Funding (PR Newswire)
  6. vXchnge Secures $200 Million to Fuel Data Center Growth (Cellular News)
  7. China Dealbook: FMC raises $200m; Qiming leads $20m in New Horizon (Deal street asia)
  8. Milpitas ‘smart glass’ startup raises $200M to take on the real estate world (Silicon Valley Business Journals)
  9. Volkswagen invests $180m in Google-backed Chinese startup Mobvoi Inc. (Deal Street Asia)
  10. Casper, Mattress Maker, Raises $170 Million and Plans I.P.O. (Rightrelevance)
  11. Cellnex Telecom Acquires Tower Operator Alticom for €133 million (The Fast Mode)
  12. Nauto raises $159M to fuel expansion of its autonomous driving data platform (TechCrunch)
  13. Spectris Sells Microscan Systems Unit To Omron For GBP120 Million (Interactive Investor)
  14. Blue Label to buy 3G Mobile for R1.9bn (Tech Central)
  15. iRobot to acquire its biggest European distributor for $141M (TechCrunch )
  16. This electric bus company just raised $140 million (TechCrunch)
  17. LeddarTech raises $130 mln to advance sensors for self-driving cars (PE HUB)
  18. Ring raises $109M to help build safer neighbourhoods, sights still set on IPO (TechCrunch)
  19. Keppel DC REIT acquires European data center for $103m (DataCenterNews)
  20. China’s State Development & Investment Corp Leads $100M Round In AI Chip Maker Cambricon (China Money Network)

Top 20 Games Deals for October 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,000,000,000 Outfit7 United Luck Group Holdings Games Acquisition
2 $635,000,000 Aristocrat Technologies, Inc Games Acquisition
3 $550,000,000 Sea Limited Consortium Games Investment
4 $250,000,000 Social Point Take-Two Interactive Software Games Acquisition
5 $219,000,000 32Red Kindred Group Games Acquisition
6 $143,000,000 Seasun Tencent Holdings Games Investment
7 $100,000,000 DraftKings Eldridge Industries Games Investment
8 $92,000,000 Roblox Corporation Meritech Capital Partners, Index Ventures Games Investment
9 $90,000,000 Pocket Gems Tencent Holdings Games Investment
10 $62,064,750 Eyecon Playtech Games Acquisition
11 $60,000,000 Scopely Consortium Games Investment
12 $58,204,680 Shinezone Consortium Games Investment
13 $55,800,000 Space Ape Games Supercell Games Acquisition
14 $55,000,000 Kongregate MTG Games Acquisition
15 $20,000,000 GameMine Palisades Venture Capital Games Investment
16 $19,000,000 Super Evil Megacorp Undisclosed Games Investment
17 $12,584,264 Stillfront Group Undisclosed Games Investment
18 $12,500,000 Gamevice Consortium Games Investment
19 $11,000,000 Consortium Games Investment
20 $10,000,000 Automaton Games Cambridge Venture Partners, Improbable Games Investment

More information

  1. Chinese group buys Talking Tom app maker Outfit7 for $1b (Deal Street Asia)
  2. Aristocrat buys Israeli gaming company Plarium for $635 million (SMH)
  3. Garena Rebrands as Sea After Raising $550 Million in New Funding (Bloomberg)
  4. Take-Two buys Spain’s Social Point mobile game studio for at least $250 million (VentureBeat)
  5. Kindred to Buy 32Red for $219 Million in Latest Gaming Deal (Bloomberg)
  6. Tencent Makes USD143 Million Strategic Investment In Seasun (China Tech News)
  7. Dodgers’ Boehly Leads $100 Million DraftKings Investment (Bloomberg)
  8. Roblox Corporation snags $92 million investment round (Develop)
  9. Tencent doubles down on game studio Pocket Gems with $90M investment (TechCrunch)
  10. Playtech Buys Online Bingo Specialist Eyecon for £50m (Finance Magnates)
  11. Mobile Games Maker Scopely Banks $60 Million With Valuation Over $600 Million (Variety – Digital )
  12. Mobile and Browser Game Developer Shinezone Wins RMB 400 Mln Series B (Marbridge Consulting)
  13. Supercell acquires 62% of London’s Space Ape Games for $55.8M (TechCrunch)
  14. MTG buys GameStop’s mobile game publisher Kongregate for $55 million (VentureBeat)
  15. Mobile games publisher GameMine raises $20 million to expand globally (VentureBeat)
  16. Vainglory mobile MOBA maker, Super Evil Megacorp, raises $19 million (VentureBeat )
  17. Swedish game developer Stillfront receives €11.2 million bond loan (
  18. Gamevice Raises US$12.5M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. snags $11 mln Series A (PE HUB)
  20. Automaton raises $10 million for survival game where 1,000 players fight in 12 square kilometers (Venture Beat)

Top 20 Software & Services Deals for October 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $3,700,000,000 AppDynamics Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
2 $1,580,000,000 BAMTech The Walt Disney Company Software & Services Acquisition
3 $1,100,000,000 CoverMyMeds McKesson Software & Services Acquisition
4 $1,000,000,000 CompuCom Office Depot Software & Services Acquisition
5 $1,000,000,000 Vantage Data Centers Digital Bridge Holdings Software & Services Acquisition
6 $900,000,000 Telvent DTN TBG Treuhand Günthardt AG Software & Services Acquisition
7 $800,000,000 Verily Temasek Holdings Software & Services Investment
8 $720,000,000 Institutional Shareholder Services Genstar Capital Software & Services Acquisition
9 $705,000,000 eVestment NASDAQ Software & Services Acquisition
10 $650,000,000 SimpliVity Hewlett Packard Enterprise Software & Services Acquisition
11 $614,000,000 Veracode CA Technologies Software & Services Acquisition
12 $610,000,000 Viptela Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
13 $502,000,000 Improbable Consortium Software & Services Investment
14 $500,000,000 Outcome Health Consortium Software & Services Investment
15 $475,000,000 Newgistics Pitney Bowes Software & Services Acquisition
16 $462,000,000 Jive Software Aurea Software Software & Services Acquisition
17 $425,000,000 Trello Atlassian Software & Services Acquisition
18 $410,000,000 SenseTime Consortium Software & Services Investment
19 $400,000,000 Unity Technologies Silver Lake Partners Software & Services Investment
20 $400,000,000 BlueCat Madison Dearborn Partners Software & Services Acquisition

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  1. Cisco to Buy Software Maker AppDynamics for $3.7 Billion (Bloomberg)
  2. Disney to acquire majority stake in BAMTech from Major League Baseball for additional $1.58 billion (Variety)
  3. McKesson to buy CoverMyMeds for $1.1 bln (PE HUB)
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  5. Digital Bridge to acquire Vantage Data Centers for $1 billion – sources (Europe Breaking News)
  6. Schneider Agrees to Sell Telvent DTN to TBG for $900 Million (Bloomberg)
  7. Alphabet’s health-tech company Verily gets $800 million from Singapore investment firm Temasek (VentureBeat)
  8. Genstar Capital to buy proxy advisory firm ISS for $720 million (Reuters)
  9. Nasdaq to pay $705 million to acquire eVestment (MarketWatch)
  10. HPE acquires SimpliVity for $650M in cash (TechCrunch)
  11. Veracode bought by CA Technologies for $614 million (Boston Globe)
  12. Cisco scoops up yet another cloud company, acquiring SD-WAN startup Viptela for $610M (TechCrunch)
  13. London-based AI and simulation start-up Improbable bags $502m in funding from SoftBank (Computing UK)
  14. A healthcare firm that wants to create ‘an exam room that knows you’ just landed a $5.5 billion valuation (Business Insider Australia)
  15. Pitney Bowes Acquires Newgistics Inc. for $475 Million (multichannelmerchant)
  16. Collaboration software company Jive to be acquired by Aurea for $462 million (TechCrunch)
  17. Atlassian to Acquire Trello, for $425M (FinSMEs)
  18. Chinese AI Start-Up SenseTime Raises $410 Million Series B Round (China Money Network)
  19. Unity, whose software powers half of all new mobile games, lands $400 million from Silver Lake (TechCrunch)
  20. Hyatt brothers strike again: Toronto tech entrepreneurs sell BlueCat Networks for $400-million (The Globe and Mail)

Top 20 Media Deals for September 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $3,300,000,000 Bureau van Dijk Moody’s Media Acquisition
2 $2,180,000,000 LeEco Sunac China Holdings Media Investment
3 $1,530,000,000 iQiyi Consortium Media Investment
4 $1,000,000,000 Toutiao CCB International, Sequoia Capital Media Investment
5 $450,000,000 Vice Media TPG (formerly Texas Pacific Group) Media Investment
6 $333,684,900 Immediate Media Co. Hubert Burda Media Media Acquisition
7 $200,000,000 reddit Consortium Media Investment
8 $174,000,000 Le Young Pictures Undisclosed Media Investment
9 $169,500,000 SoundCloud The Raine Group, Temasek Holdings Media Investment
10 $151,000,000 QingTing FM Undisclosed Media Investment
11 $150,000,000 Zuoyebang Consortium Media Investment
12 $150,000,000 Pinterest Undisclosed Media Investment
13 $150,000,000 Funimation Sony Pictures Television Media Acquisition
14 $145,751,350 Shanghai Xiongmao Huyu Wenhua Undisclosed Media Investment
15 $133,000,000 iflix Consortium Media Investment
16 $125,000,000 STARZ PLAY Undisclosed Media Investment
17 $125,000,000 Croosing Ramot Media Investment
18 $110,000,000 Viu Temasek Holdings, Hony Capital Media Investment
19 $100,000,000 Zhihu Consortium Media Investment
20 $90,000,000 iflix Consortium Media Investment

More information

  1. Moody’s Corp to buy Bureau van Dijk for about $3.3 billion (Reuters)
  2. China’s LeEco Raises $2.18 Billion From Property Investor (Variety)
  3. Baidu’s iQiyi video service raises $1.53 billion (TechCrunch)
  4. China: News app Toutiao nabs $1b from Sequoia, CCB International at $11b valuation (Deal Street Asia)
  5. Vice has raised $450M ahead of a potential IPO (TechCrunch)
  6. Germany’s Hubert Burda Media buys Radio Times and other UK magazines for £270m (City A.M.)
  7. Reddit raised $200 million in funding and is now valued at $1.8 billion (Recode)
  8. Le Young Pictures, a video firm established by LeEco founder’s wife raises US$174 million series A (Next Unicorn)
  9. SoundCloud saved by emergency funding as CEO steps aside (TechCrunch)
  10. China’s leading online radio platform lands USD 151M, & more (Alltechasia)
  11. Chinese homework helper app Zuoyebang closes $150m series C (Deal Street Asia)
  12. Pinterest raises $150 mln, valuing photo-sharing app at $12.3 bln: Reuters (PE HUB )
  13. Sony Pictures TV Networks to Acquire Funimation, Valuing Anime Distributor at $150 Million (Variety – Digital )
  14. Wang Sicong’s panda live by 1 billion yuan B round of financing to expand the contents of pan-entertainment (Zaobao)
  15. Iflix raises $133M for its Netflix-style service for emerging markets (TechCrunch)
  17. The Isreali startup Croosing raised $125 million to upgrade our links (Geektime)
  18. Viu gets $110m backing for Asia’s streaming war (TechInAsia)
  19. Zhihu crowned China’s first knowledge sharing unicorn with 100m USD series D (Technode)
  20. iflix raises $90M to expand its Netflix alternative to more emerging markets (TechCrunch)