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Top 20 Deals for 2014

 

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $19,000,000,000 WhatsApp Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $9,670,032,000 Ono Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $9,247,968,000 Global Village Telecom Telefonica Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $5,700,000,000 TW Telecom Level 3 Software & Services Acquisition
5 $5,300,000,000 MICROS Systems Oracle Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $3,500,000,000 Trulia Zillow Transactions Acquisition
7 $3,200,000,000 Nest Labs Google Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $3,000,000,000 Beats Electronics Apple Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $2,500,000,000 Compuware Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
10 $2,500,000,000 Mojang Microsoft Games Acquisition
11 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $2,300,000,000 Conversant Alliance Data Marketing Acquisition
13 $2,000,000,000 Oculus VR Facebook Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $1,650,000,000 Mercury Payment Vantiv Transactions Acquisition
15 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
16 $1,200,000,000 Uber Consortium Transactions Investment
17 $1,200,000,000 Multimedia Games Global Cash Access Games Acquisition
18 $1,100,000,000 Fusion-io SanDisk Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
19 $1,000,000,000 Flipkart Consortium Ecommerce Investment
20 $1,000,000,000 Ebates Rakuten Transactions Acquisition

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. 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. Uber Closes $1.2BN Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  17. Global Cash Access to Acquire Multimedia Games (Owler)
  18. SanDisk to acquire Fusion-io for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  19. India’s Flipkart Raises $1 Billion, Among The Largest In Single Funding Round In Global E-Commerce (Forbes)
  20. Rakuten Buys Ebates For $1 Billion (TechCrunch)

Top 20 Acquisitions for 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $19,000,000,000 WhatsApp Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $9,670,032,000 Ono Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $9,247,968,000 Global Village Telecom Telefonica Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $5,700,000,000 TW Telecom Level 3 Software & Services Acquisition
5 $5,300,000,000 MICROS Systems Oracle Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $3,500,000,000 Trulia Zillow Transactions Acquisition
7 $3,200,000,000 Nest Labs Google Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $3,000,000,000 Beats Electronics Apple Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $2,500,000,000 Compuware Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
10 $2,500,000,000 Mojang Microsoft Games Acquisition
11 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $2,300,000,000 Conversant Alliance Data Marketing Acquisition
13 $2,000,000,000 Oculus VR Facebook Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $1,650,000,000 Mercury Payment Vantiv Transactions Acquisition
15 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
16 $1,200,000,000 Multimedia Games Global Cash Access Games Acquisition
17 $1,100,000,000 Fusion-io SanDisk Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
18 $1,000,000,000 Ebates Rakuten Transactions Acquisition
19 $970,000,000 Twitch Amazon Games Acquisition
20 $930,000,000 All3Media Discovery, Liberty Global Marketing Acquisition

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. 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 Investments for 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,200,000,000 Uber Consortium Transactions Investment
2 $1,000,000,000 Flipkart Consortium Ecommerce Investment
3 $900,000,000 Cloudera Intel Corporation Software & Services Investment
4 $475,000,000 Airbnb Consortium Transactions Investment
5 $445,000,000 Rocket Internet PLDT Software & Services Investment
6 $444,200,000 Palantir Technologies Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
7 $350,000,000 Delivery Hero Consortium Transactions Investment
8 $325,000,000 Dropbox Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
9 $280,000,000 Tango Alibaba Mobile & Apps Investment
10 $256,000,000 PetHub Altivia Ventures Software & Services Investment
11 $250,000,000 Dropbox BlackRock Software & Services Investment
12 $250,000,000 Lyft Consortium Transactions Investment
13 $250,000,000 Jawbone Rizvi Traverse Management Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
14 $234,481,802 Campaign Monitor Insight Venture Partners Software & Services Investment
15 $225,000,000 Pure Storage Consortium Software & Services Investment
16 $210,000,000 Flipkart Consortium Ecommerce Investment
17 $200,000,000 LY.com Ctrip Transactions Investment
18 $200,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
19 $200,000,000 Mogujie Consortium Media Investment
20 $195,000,000 China South City Holdings Tencent Transactions Investment

More information

  1. Uber Closes $1.2BN Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  2. India’s Flipkart Raises $1 Billion, Among The Largest In Single Funding Round In Global E-Commerce (Forbes)
  3. Cloudera raises $900 million, plots expansion (ZDNet)
  4. Airbnb closes $475 million funding round (Fortune)
  5. PLDT Invests $445M In Rocket Internet To Develop Online Payment Services For Emerging Markets (TechCrunch)
  6. Palantir receives $444.2M private equity funding (SEC.GOV)
  7. Delivery Hero, Hungry For Growth, Orders Up Another $350M In Funding (TechCrunch)
  8. Dropbox Raises $325M in Funding, SEC Filing Reveals (FinSMEs)
  9. Alibaba Sinks $215 Million Into Messaging App Tango, Valuing It At More Than $1 Billion (Forbes)
  10. PetHub Receives R$600m Investment (em português) (Lavca.org)
  11. Dropbox Raises $250M; Valued at $10Billion (FinSMEs)
  12. Lyft Raises $250 Million Series D To Fight The Car Wars (Forbes.com)
  13. Jawbone raises $250 million, valuing company at $3.3 billion (Reuters)
  14. Campaign Monitor partners with Insight Venture Partners (Campaign Monitor)
  15. Pure Storage Raises $225 Million at a $3 Billion Valuation (Recode)
  16. Flipkart Raises $210M In New Funding From DST Global And Returning Investors (TechCrunch)
  17. China’s Ctrip invests over $200 million in an online ticketing site (Tech In Asia)
  18. Social bulletin board Pinterest raises $200M with a $5B valuation (updated) (VentureBeat)
  19. Social Shopping Platform Mogujie Raises $200 million Funding at a Valuation of $1 billion (TechNode)
  20. Tencent Invests $195M In Logistics Firm China South City To Compete With Alibaba (TechCrunch)

Top 20 Marketing Deals for 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $2,300,000,000 Conversant Alliance Data Marketing Acquisition
2 $930,000,000 All3Media Discovery, Liberty Global Marketing Acquisition
3 $235,000,000 Adconion Amobee Marketing Acquisition
4 $175,000,000 MediaMath Consortium Marketing Investment
5 $150,000,000 Kontera Amobee Marketing Acquisition
6 $114,677,322 Nurun Publicis Groupe Marketing Acquisition
7 $100,000,000 TapCommerce Twitter Marketing Acquisition
8 $100,000,000 adSage BesTV Marketing Acquisition
9 $90,700,000 Gravity AOL Marketing Acquisition
10 $85,586,750 Base79 Rightster Marketing Acquisition
11 $80,000,000 Turn Consortium Marketing Investment
12 $70,000,000 AdRoll Consortium Marketing Investment
13 $60,000,000 AppNexus Undisclosed Marketing Investment
14 $54,700,000 Radius Consortium Marketing Investment
15 $50,000,000 Yext Consortium Marketing Investment
16 $50,000,000 Deem Undisclosed Marketing Investment
17 $49,000,000 Unicorn Media Brightcove Marketing Acquisition
18 $48,000,000 Avazu Consortium Marketing Investment
19 $45,000,000 Datalogix Consortium Marketing Investment
20 $40,000,000 Sprinklr Consortium Marketing Investment

More information

  1. Alliance Data to acquire Conversant for $2.3 billion (LA Times)
  2. Discovery, Liberty Global Acquire All3Media in $930 Million Deal (Variety)
  3. Amobee Buys Adconion For $235M And Kontera For $150M In Consolidation Play (TechCrunch)
  4. MediaMath Raises $175M (FinSMEs)
  5. Amobee Buys Adconion For $235M And Kontera For $150M In Consolidation Play (TechCrunch)
  6. (PMZN) Publicis Groupe Acquires Nurun, Global Design and Technology Consultancy, Subsidiary of Quebecor Media
    (Wall Street Journal)
  7. Twitter said to agree to acquire TapCommerce for $100 million (LiveMint)
  8. The company that partnered with Microsoft to sell the Xbox in China acquires digital ad agency for $100M (Tech In Asia)
  9. Setting Its Sights On Content Personalization, AOL To Acquire Gravity For $90.7M (TechCrunch)
  10. Rightster acquires Base79 (Advanced Television)
  11. Digital Ad Company Turn Raises $80M, Stays Vague On Possible IPO Plans (TechCrunch)
  12. AdRoll receives Series C funding round valued USD70 million (Venture Capital Post)
  13. AppNexus Raises $60M Investment (FinSMEs)
  14. Radius Raises $54.7M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Local Marketing Company Yext Raises $50M More (TechCrunch)
  16. Deem grabs $50M to help companies maximize their bottom lines (update) (VentureBeat)
  17. Brightcove buys Unicorn Media for $US49m (ARN)
  18. Avazu Closes $48M in Series A Financing (FinSMEs)
  19. Datalogix Closes $45M Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  20. Sprinklr Raises $40M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)