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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 $5,700,000,000 TW Telecom Level 3 Software & Services Acquisition
4 $5,300,000,000 MICROS Systems Oracle Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $3,500,000,000 Trulia Zillow Transactions Acquisition
6 $3,200,000,000 Nest Labs Google Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $3,000,000,000 Beats Electronics Apple Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $2,000,000,000 Oculus VR Facebook Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $1,650,000,000 Mercury Payment Vantiv Transactions Acquisition
11 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
12 $1,200,000,000 Uber Consortium Transactions Investment
13 $1,100,000,000 Fusion-io SanDisk Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $1,000,000,000 Twitch Google Media Acquisition
15 $1,000,000,000 Flipkart Consortium Ecommerce Investment
16 $930,000,000 All3Media Discovery, Liberty Global Marketing Acquisition
17 $930,000,000 TravelClick Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
18 $900,000,000 Viber Media Rakuten Mobile & Apps Acquisition
19 $804,000,000 ChinaVision Media Group Alibaba Media Acquisition
20 $752,000,000 iParadigms Insight Venture Partners Software & Services Acquisition

 

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  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. Vodafone completes €7.2 billion acquisition of Ono (Vodafone)
  3. Level 3 Agrees to Buy TW Telecom in $5.7 Billion Deal (Bloomberg)
  4. Oracle buys MICROS Systems for $5.3 billion (ZDNet)
  5. Zillow To Acquire Trulia In $3.5B Stock-For-Stock Deal (TechCrunch)
  6. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  7. Apple finally confirms its $3B acquisition of Beats Electronics (VentureBeat)
  8. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  9. Facebook is buying Oculus for $2B to ‘get ready for the platform of tomorrow’ (VentureBeat)
  10. Vantiv Buys Mercury Payment From Silver Lake for $1.65 Billion (Bloomberg)
  11. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  12. Uber Closes $1.2BN Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  13. SanDisk to acquire Fusion-io for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  14. Google’s $1 Billion Acquisition of Twitch Reportedly a Go (Mashable)
  15. India’s Flipkart Raises $1 Billion, Among The Largest In Single Funding Round In Global E-Commerce (Forbes)
  16. Discovery, Liberty Global Acquire All3Media in $930 Million Deal (Variety)
  17. Thoma Bravo Completes $930 Million Acquisition of TravelClick (Hotel News Resource)
  18. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  19. Alibaba Pays $804M To Take Majority Stake In TV And Movie Producer ChinaVision (TechCrunch)
  20. Acquisition of iParadigms for $752 Million Led by Insight Venture Partners (Turnitin)

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 $5,700,000,000 TW Telecom Level 3 Software & Services Acquisition
3 $5,300,000,000 MICROS Systems Oracle Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $3,200,000,000 Nest Labs Google Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $3,000,000,000 Beats Electronics Apple Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $2,000,000,000 Oculus VR Facebook Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $1,650,000,000 Mercury Payment Vantiv Transactions Acquisition
9 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
10 $1,200,000,000 Uber Consortium Transactions Investment
11 $1,100,000,000 Fusion-io SanDisk Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $930,000,000 All3Media Discovery, Liberty Global Marketing Acquisition
13 $930,000,000 TravelClick Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
14 $900,000,000 Viber Media Rakuten Mobile & Apps Acquisition
15 $804,000,000 ChinaVision Media Group Alibaba Media Acquisition
16 $752,000,000 iParadigms Insight Venture Partners Software & Services Acquisition
17 $555,000,000 Dropcam Google/Nest Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
18 $523,500,000 Jobstreet Seek Transactions Acquisition
19 $500,000,000 DeepMind Google Software & Services Acquisition
20 $500,000,000 Maker Studios The Walt Disney Company Media Acquisition

More information

  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. Level 3 Agrees to Buy TW Telecom in $5.7 Billion Deal (Bloomberg)
  3. Oracle buys MICROS Systems for $5.3 billion (ZDNet)
  4. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  5. Apple finally confirms its $3B acquisition of Beats Electronics (VentureBeat)
  6. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  7. Facebook is buying Oculus for $2B to ‘get ready for the platform of tomorrow’ (VentureBeat)
  8. Vantiv Buys Mercury Payment From Silver Lake for $1.65 Billion (Bloomberg)
  9. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  10. Uber Closes $1.2BN Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  11. SanDisk to acquire Fusion-io for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  12. Discovery, Liberty Global Acquire All3Media in $930 Million Deal (Variety)
  13. Thoma Bravo Completes $930 Million Acquisition of TravelClick (Hotel News Resource)
  14. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  15. Alibaba Pays $804M To Take Majority Stake In TV And Movie Producer ChinaVision (TechCrunch)
  16. Acquisition of iParadigms for $752 Million Led by Insight Venture Partners (Turnitin)
  17. Google and Nest Acquire Dropcam For $555 Million (TechCrunch)
  18. Australia’s Seek to Buy Jobstreet in $524 Million Deal (Wall Street Journal)
  19. Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M (TechCrunch)
  20. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (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 $5,700,000,000 TW Telecom Level 3 Software & Services Acquisition
3 $5,300,000,000 MICROS Systems Oracle Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $3,200,000,000 Nest Labs Google Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $3,000,000,000 Beats Electronics Apple Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $2,000,000,000 Oculus VR Facebook Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $1,650,000,000 Mercury Payment Vantiv Transactions Acquisition
9 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
10 $1,100,000,000 Fusion-io SanDisk Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $930,000,000 All3Media Discovery, Liberty Global Marketing Acquisition
12 $930,000,000 TravelClick Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
13 $900,000,000 Viber Media Rakuten Mobile & Apps Acquisition
14 $804,000,000 ChinaVision Media Group Alibaba Media Acquisition
15 $752,000,000 iParadigms Insight Venture Partners Software & Services Acquisition
16 $555,000,000 Dropcam Google/Nest Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
17 $523,500,000 Jobstreet Seek Transactions Acquisition
18 $500,000,000 DeepMind Google Software & Services Acquisition
19 $500,000,000 Maker Studios The Walt Disney Company Media Acquisition
20 $500,000,000 Skybox Imaging Google Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. Level 3 Agrees to Buy TW Telecom in $5.7 Billion Deal (Bloomberg)
  3. Oracle buys MICROS Systems for $5.3 billion (ZDNet)
  4. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  5. Apple finally confirms its $3B acquisition of Beats Electronics (VentureBeat)
  6. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  7. Facebook is buying Oculus for $2B to ‘get ready for the platform of tomorrow’ (VentureBeat)
  8. Vantiv Buys Mercury Payment From Silver Lake for $1.65 Billion (Bloomberg)
  9. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  10. SanDisk to acquire Fusion-io for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  11. Discovery, Liberty Global Acquire All3Media in $930 Million Deal (Variety)
  12. Thoma Bravo Completes $930 Million Acquisition of TravelClick (Hotel News Resource)
  13. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  14. Alibaba Pays $804M To Take Majority Stake In TV And Movie Producer ChinaVision (TechCrunch)
  15. Acquisition of iParadigms for $752 Million Led by
    Insight Venture Partners (Turnitin)
  16. Google and Nest Acquire Dropcam For $555 Million (TechCrunch)
  17. Australia’s Seek to Buy Jobstreet in $524 Million Deal (Wall Street Journal)
  18. Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M (TechCrunch)
  19. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)
  20. Google Buys Satellite Company Skybox Imaging For $500 Million (Business Insider)