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Top 20 Deals for 2014

 

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$19,000,000,000WhatsAppFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
2$9,670,032,000OnoVodafoneHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$9,247,968,000Global Village TelecomTelefonicaHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$5,700,000,000TW TelecomLevel 3Software & ServicesAcquisition
5$5,300,000,000MICROS SystemsOracleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
6$3,500,000,000 Trulia ZillowTransactionsAcquisition
7$3,200,000,000Nest LabsGoogleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
8$3,000,000,000Beats ElectronicsAppleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
9$2,500,000,000Compuware Thoma BravoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$2,500,000,000MojangMicrosoftGamesAcquisition
11$2,300,000,000IBM (x86-based server business)LenovoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
12$2,300,000,000ConversantAlliance DataMarketingAcquisition
13$2,000,000,000Oculus VRFacebookHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
14$1,650,000,000Mercury Payment VantivTransactionsAcquisition
15$1,500,000,000AirWatchVMWareMobile & AppsAcquisition
16$1,200,000,000UberConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
17$1,200,000,000Multimedia Games Global Cash AccessGamesAcquisition
18$1,100,000,000Fusion-ioSanDiskHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
19$1,000,000,000FlipkartConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
20$1,000,000,000EbatesRakutenTransactionsAcquisition

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)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$19,000,000,000WhatsAppFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
2$9,670,032,000OnoVodafoneHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$9,247,968,000Global Village TelecomTelefonicaHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$5,700,000,000TW TelecomLevel 3Software & ServicesAcquisition
5$5,300,000,000MICROS SystemsOracleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
6$3,500,000,000 Trulia ZillowTransactionsAcquisition
7$3,200,000,000Nest LabsGoogleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
8$3,000,000,000Beats ElectronicsAppleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
9$2,500,000,000Compuware Thoma BravoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$2,500,000,000MojangMicrosoftGamesAcquisition
11$2,300,000,000IBM (x86-based server business)LenovoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
12$2,300,000,000ConversantAlliance DataMarketingAcquisition
13$2,000,000,000Oculus VRFacebookHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
14$1,650,000,000Mercury Payment VantivTransactionsAcquisition
15$1,500,000,000AirWatchVMWareMobile & AppsAcquisition
16$1,200,000,000Multimedia Games Global Cash AccessGamesAcquisition
17$1,100,000,000Fusion-ioSanDiskHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
18$1,000,000,000EbatesRakutenTransactionsAcquisition
19$970,000,000Twitch AmazonGamesAcquisition
20$930,000,000All3MediaDiscovery, Liberty GlobalMarketingAcquisition

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)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$1,200,000,000UberConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
2$1,000,000,000FlipkartConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
3$900,000,000ClouderaIntel CorporationSoftware & ServicesInvestment
4$475,000,000AirbnbConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
5$445,000,000Rocket Internet PLDTSoftware & ServicesInvestment
6$444,200,000Palantir TechnologiesUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
7$350,000,000Delivery HeroConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
8$325,000,000DropboxUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
9$280,000,000TangoAlibabaMobile & AppsInvestment
10$256,000,000PetHubAltivia VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
11$250,000,000DropboxBlackRockSoftware & ServicesInvestment
12$250,000,000LyftConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
13$250,000,000JawboneRizvi Traverse ManagementHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
14$234,481,802Campaign MonitorInsight Venture PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
15$225,000,000Pure Storage ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
16$210,000,000FlipkartConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
17$200,000,000LY.comCtripTransactionsInvestment
18$200,000,000PinterestConsortiumMediaInvestment
19$200,000,000MogujieConsortiumMediaInvestment
20$195,000,000China South City HoldingsTencentTransactionsInvestment

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)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$2,300,000,000ConversantAlliance DataMarketingAcquisition
2$930,000,000All3MediaDiscovery, Liberty GlobalMarketingAcquisition
3$235,000,000AdconionAmobeeMarketingAcquisition
4$175,000,000MediaMathConsortiumMarketingInvestment
5$150,000,000KonteraAmobeeMarketingAcquisition
6$114,677,322NurunPublicis GroupeMarketingAcquisition
7$100,000,000TapCommerceTwitterMarketingAcquisition
8$100,000,000adSageBesTVMarketingAcquisition
9$90,700,000GravityAOLMarketingAcquisition
10$85,586,750 Base79RightsterMarketingAcquisition
11$80,000,000TurnConsortiumMarketingInvestment
12$70,000,000AdRollConsortiumMarketingInvestment
13$60,000,000AppNexusUndisclosedMarketingInvestment
14$54,700,000RadiusConsortiumMarketingInvestment
15$50,000,000YextConsortiumMarketingInvestment
16$50,000,000DeemUndisclosedMarketingInvestment
17$49,000,000Unicorn MediaBrightcoveMarketingAcquisition
18$48,000,000Avazu ConsortiumMarketingInvestment
19$45,000,000DatalogixConsortiumMarketingInvestment
20$40,000,000SprinklrConsortiumMarketingInvestment

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)