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Top 20 Deals for April 2015

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$3,000,000,000Aruba NetworksHewlett-PackardHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
2$1,500,000,000Lynda.comLinkedInMediaAcquisition
3$1,000,000,000UberUndisclosedTransactionsInvestment
4$810,000,000TrustwaveSingtelSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
5$600,000,000Kuaidi DacheConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
6$590,000,000Meizu Alibaba Group Holding LimitedHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
7$530,000,000LyftRakutenTransactionsInvestment
8$485,000,000SnapchatConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
9$410,000,000OverDriveRakutenSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$367,000,000PinterestUndisclosedMediaInvestment
11$350,000,000Ele.meTencent, Sequoia CapitalTransactionsInvestment
12$350,000,000Annapurna LabsAmazonSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$324,510,900Delivery HeroUndisclosedTransactionsInvestment
14$315,000,000OlaConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
15$280,000,000Travelocity ExpediaTransactionsAcquisition
16$270,000,000Conductor ConsortiumMarketingInvestment
17$254,890,000MultifondsTemenosSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18$250,000,000LyftConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
19$220,000,000InstacartConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
20$215,351,910Quandoo RecruitTransactionsAcquisition

More information

  1. HP to acquire Aruba Networks for about $3B (CNBC)
  2. LinkedIn to Acquire Lynda.com for $1.5BN (FinSMEs)
  3. Uber Expands Funding Round by $1 Billion (CNBC)
  4. Singtel buys US cybersecurity firm for US$810M (Tech In Asia)
  5. KuaiDi Dache Raises US$600M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  6. Meizu Receives US$590M Minority Investment from Alibaba (FinSMEs)
  7. Lyft Raises $530M in Series E Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. Snapchat Raises $485M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Rakuten Buys Ebook And Audiobook Platform OverDrive For $410M (TechCrunch)
  10. Pinterest raises $367M at $11B valuation with a look toward international expansion (VentureBeat)
  11. Food Delivery Service Ele.me Raises $350M From Tencent, Sequoia Capital (TechCrunch)
  12. Amazon buys secretive chip maker Annapurna Labs for $350 million (Extreme Tech)
  13. Delivery Hero Raises €287M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  14. Ola raises blockbuster $315M funding to stay ahead of Uber in India (Tech In Asia)
  15. Expedia Inc acquires Travelocity in $280 million deal (Reuters)
  16. Conductor Proves Web Presence Management Is A Real Thing With $27 Million In Series D (TechCrunch)
  17. Temenos Acquires Multifonds for €235M (FinSMEs)
  18. Lyft Seeks To Raise Another $250 Million At A $2 Billion Valuation (TechCrunch)
  19. Instacart Closes $220M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  20. Recruit Acquires Quandoo for €198.6M (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Acquisitions for April 2015

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$3,000,000,000Aruba NetworksHewlett-PackardHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
2$1,500,000,000Lynda.comLinkedInMediaAcquisition
3$810,000,000TrustwaveSingtelSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$410,000,000OverDriveRakutenSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
5$350,000,000Annapurna LabsAmazonSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$280,000,000Travelocity ExpediaTransactionsAcquisition
7$254,890,000MultifondsTemenosSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$215,351,910Quandoo RecruitTransactionsAcquisition
9$200,000,000Panaya InfosysSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$171,117,750Talabat.comRocket InternetTransactionsAcquisition
11$134,000,000Yueke SoftwareAlibabaSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$134,000,000Eat24YelpTransactionsAcquisition
13$125,000,000NetProspex Dun & BradstreetMarketingAcquisition
14$100,000,000SunriseMicrosoftMobile & AppsAcquisition
15$95,000,000HunzaMixiTransactionsAcquisition
16$58,000,000MobPartnerCheetah MobileMarketingAcquisition
17$36,000,000Ticket MonsterKKR ConsortiumEcommerceAcquisition
18$36,000,000Code SchoolPluralsightSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$33,000,000YashiNexstar BroadcastingMarketingAcquisition
20$21,000,000American HealthCare Lending Prosper MarketplaceTransactionsAcquisition

More information

  1. HP to acquire Aruba Networks for about $3B (CNBC)
  2. LinkedIn to Acquire Lynda.com for $1.5BN (FinSMEs)
  3. Singtel buys US cybersecurity firm for US$810M (Tech In Asia)
  4. Rakuten Buys Ebook And Audiobook Platform OverDrive For $410M (TechCrunch)
  5. Amazon buys secretive chip maker Annapurna Labs for $350 million (Extreme Tech)
  6. Expedia Inc acquires Travelocity in $280 million deal (Reuters)
  7. Temenos Acquires Multifonds for €235M (FinSMEs)
  8. Recruit Acquires Quandoo for €198.6M (FinSMEs)
  9. Infosys Acquires SaaS Provider Panaya In Deal Valued At $200M (TechCrunch)
  10. Rocket Internet Acquires Talabat.com for €150M (FinSMEs)
  11. Alibaba buys movie ticketing software company for $134M (Tech In Asia)
  12. Yelp Acquires Eat24 for $134M (FinSMEs)
  13. Dun & Bradstreet Acquires NetProspex for $125M (FinSMEs)
  14. Microsoft Is Acquiring Calendar App Sunrise For North Of $100 Million (TechCrunch)
  15. Former rival Mixi acquires C2C ticket marketplace for $95M (Tech In Asia)
  16. China’s Cheetah Mobile to acquire ad network MobPartner for $58M (Tech In Asia)
  17. Groupon Sells 46% Of Korea’s Ticket Monster To KKR Consortium For $360M (TechCrunch)
  18. Online Learning Service Pluralsight Acquires Code School For $36 Million (TechCrunch)
  19. Nexstar Broadcasting Acquires Yashi for $33M (FinSMEs)
  20. Prosper Marketplace Acquires American HealthCare Lending for $21M (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Investments for April 2015

D\eal \No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$1,000,000,000UberUndisclosedTransactionsInvestment
2$600,000,000Kuaidi DacheConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
3$590,000,000Meizu Alibaba Group Holding LimitedHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
4$530,000,000LyftRakutenTransactionsInvestment
5$485,000,000SnapchatConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
6$367,000,000PinterestUndisclosedMediaInvestment
7$350,000,000Ele.meTencent, Sequoia CapitalTransactionsInvestment
8$324,510,900Delivery HeroUndisclosedTransactionsInvestment
9$315,000,000OlaConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
10$270,000,000Conductor ConsortiumMarketingInvestment
11$250,000,000LyftConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
12$220,000,000InstacartConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
13$200,000,000Domo ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
14$200,000,000SnapchatAlibabaMobile & AppsInvestment
15$200,000,000Social Finance ConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
16$186,000,000lynda.com ConsortiumMediaInvestment
17$175,000,000SimpliVity Waypoint CapitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
18$170,000,000UxinConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
19$165,000,000Prosper MarketplaceConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
20$161,000,000Wanda E-commerceCentec Networks, Xude RendaoEcommerceInvestment

More information

  1. Uber Expands Funding Round by $1 Billion (CNBC)
  2. KuaiDi Dache Raises US$600M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  3. Meizu Receives US$590M Minority Investment from Alibaba (FinSMEs)
  4. Lyft Raises $530M in Series E Funding (FinSMEs)
  5. Snapchat Raises $485M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  6. Pinterest raises $367M at $11B valuation with a look toward international expansion (VentureBeat)
  7. Food Delivery Service Ele.me Raises $350M From Tencent, Sequoia Capital (TechCrunch)
  8. Delivery Hero Raises €287M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  9. Ola raises blockbuster $315M funding to stay ahead of Uber in India (Tech In Asia)
  10. Conductor Proves Web Presence Management Is A Real Thing With $27 Million In Series D (TechCrunch)
  11. Lyft Seeks To Raise Another $250 Million At A $2 Billion Valuation (TechCrunch)
  12. Instacart Closes $220M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  13. Domo Closes $200M Series D Financing; Valued at $2 Billion (FinSMEs)
  14. Alibaba invests $200M in Snapchat (Tech In Asia)
  15. Social Finance Raises $200M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. lynda.com Receives $186M Investment (FinSMEs)
  17. SimpliVity Raises $175M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Uxin Raises US$170M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Prosper Marketplace Raises $165M in Series D Financing (FinSMEs)
  20. Wanda E-commerce Raises $161M in Funding (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Marketing Deals for April 2015

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$270,000,000Conductor ConsortiumMarketingInvestment
2$125,000,000NetProspex Dun & BradstreetMarketingAcquisition
3$58,000,000MobPartnerCheetah MobileMarketingAcquisition
4$57,000,000QuickplayConsortiumMarketingInvestment
5$47,000,000LivefyreConsortiumMarketingInvestment
6$46,000,000SprinklrConsortiumMarketingInvestment
7$35,000,000New SignatureColumbia CapitalMarketingInvestment
8$35,000,000Localytics ConsortiumMarketingInvestment
9$35,000,000ClickTaleConsortiumMarketingInvestment
10$33,000,000YashiNexstar BroadcastingMarketingAcquisition
11$30,700,000TealiumConsortiumMarketingInvestment
12$30,000,000Altitude Digital FastPayMarketingInvestment
13$27,000,000The Sandbox GroupMonroe Capital LLCMarketingInvestment
14$27,000,000Tune ConsortiumMarketingInvestment
15$24,000,000Nanigans ConsortiumMarketingInvestment
16$24,000,000SpredfastSilver Lake WatermanMarketingInvestment
17$23,000,000WP Engine North Bridge Growth EquityMarketingInvestment
18$21,000,000CafeXConsortiumMarketingInvestment
19$21,000,000Urban AirshipConsortiumMarketingInvestment
20$21,000,000Persado ConsortiumMarketingInvestment

More information

  1. Conductor Proves Web Presence Management Is A Real Thing With $27 Million In Series D (TechCrunch)
  2. Dun & Bradstreet Acquires NetProspex for $125M (FinSMEs)
  3. China’s Cheetah Mobile to acquire ad network MobPartner for $58M (Tech In Asia)
  4. Quickplay Secures C$57M (FinSMEs)
  5. Content Curation Startup Livefyre Raises $47M More, Brings On Adobe And Salesforce As New Investors (TechCrunch)
  6. Sprinklr Raises $46m in Funding (FinSMEs)
  7. New Signature Receives $35M Investment from Columbia Capital (FinSMEs)
  8. Localytics Raises $35M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. ClickTale Receives $35M Growth Equity Investment (FinSMEs)
  10. Nexstar Broadcasting Acquires Yashi for $33M (FinSMEs)
  11. Tealium Closes $30.7M in Series D Financing (FinSMEs)
  12. Altitude Digital Raises $30M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  13. The Sandbox Group Receives $27M Senior Credit Facility from Monroe Capital (FinSMEs)
  14. Tune Raises $27M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Nanigans Closes $24M Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  16. Spredfast Secures $24M in Growth Financing (FinSMEs)
  17. WP Engine Secures $23M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. CafeX Closes $21M Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Urban Airship Closes $21M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Persado Closes $21M Series B Funding (FinSMEs)