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Top 20 Deals for December 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $31,000,000,000 ARM SoftBank Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $26,200,000,000 LinkedIn Microsoft Media Acquisition
3 $9,300,000,000 NetSuite Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
4 $5,900,000,000 Brocade Communications Systems Inc Broadcom Limited Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $4,650,000,000 Blue Coat Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
6 $4,400,000,000 Starz Lions Gate Media Acquisition
7 $4,300,000,000 Rackspace Apollo Software & Services Acquisition
8 $3,500,000,000 Uber Public Investment Fund Transactions Investment
9 $3,000,000,000 Jet.com Wal-Mart Ecommerce Acquisition
10 $2,900,000,000 Neustar Golden Gate Capital Marketing Acquisition
11 $2,800,000,000 Deltek Roper Technologies Software & Services Acquisition
12 $2,800,000,000 Demandware Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
13 $2,400,000,000 Blue Coat Systems Bain Capital Software & Services Acquisition
14 $2,300,000,000 LifeLock Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
15 $1,960,000,000 Polycom Mitel Software & Services Acquisition
16 $1,800,000,000 Marketo Vista Equity Partners Marketing Acquisition
17 $1,800,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $1,790,000,000 Host Europe Group GoDaddy Software & Services Acquisition
19 $1,700,000,000 Skyscanner Ctrip Transactions Acquisition
20 $1,600,000,000 Wind Mobile SunShaw Mobile & Apps Acquisition

More information

  1. SoftBank completes $31 billion acquisition of ARM (The Verge)
  2. Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion (The Wall Street Journal)
  3. Oracle Buys NetSuite for $9.3 Billion (FinSMEs)
  4. Broadcom Limited to Acquire Brocade Communications Systems Inc. for $5.9 Billion (Broadcom)
  5. Symantec to Acquire Web Security Company Blue Coat, for approx. $4.65 Billion (FinSMEs)
  6. Lions Gate Agrees to Buy Starz in $4.4 Billion Deal (The Wall Street Journal)
  7. Rackspace to go private after $4.3B acquisition by private equity firm Apollo (TechCrunch)
  8. Uber Turns to Saudi Arabia for $3.5 Billion Cash Infusion (The New York Times)
  9. Wal-Mart Stores to Acquire Jet.com, for $3 Billion (FinSMEs)
  10. Neustar to Go Private in $2.9 Billion Deal (Fortune)
  11. Herndon software company Deltek acquired for $2.8 billion (WTOP)
  12. Salesforce buys Demandware for $2.8B, taking a big step into e-commerce (TechCrunch)
  13. Bain Capital to Buy Blue Coat Systems (The Wall Street Journal)
  14. Symantec Buys Out Identity Protection Firm LifeLock for $2.3 Billion (eweek)
  15. Mitel buys Polycom for $1.96B in enterprise communications consolidation play (TechCrunch)
  16. Vista Equity Partners buys marketing automation giant Marketo for $1.8B in cash (TechCrunch)
  17. Snapchat raised $1.8B in a Series F round; leaked deck reveals revenues, user numbers (TechCrunch)
  18. GoDaddy acquires rival Host Europe Group for $1.79 billion to grow its global footprint (VentureBeat)
  19. Ctrip Acquires Skyscanner for $1.7 Billion to Expand Bookings (China Money Network)
  20. Shaw completes $1.6 billion acquisition of wireless carrier Wind Mobile (Vancouver Sun)

Top 20 Deals for November 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $31,000,000,000 ARM SoftBank Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $26,200,000,000 LinkedIn Microsoft Media Acquisition
3 $9,300,000,000 NetSuite Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
4 $5,900,000,000 Brocade Communications Systems Inc Broadcom Limited Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $4,650,000,000 Blue Coat Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
6 $4,400,000,000 Starz Lions Gate Media Acquisition
7 $4,300,000,000 Rackspace Apollo Software & Services Acquisition
8 $3,500,000,000 Uber Public Investment Fund Transactions Investment
9 $3,000,000,000 Jet.com Wal-Mart Ecommerce Acquisition
10 $2,800,000,000 Demandware Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
11 $2,400,000,000 Blue Coat Systems Bain Capital Software & Services Acquisition
12 $2,300,000,000 LifeLock Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
13 $1,960,000,000 Polycom Mitel Software & Services Acquisition
14 $1,800,000,000 Marketo Vista Equity Partners Marketing Acquisition
15 $1,800,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $1,700,000,000 Skyscanner Ctrip Transactions Acquisition
17 $1,600,000,000 Wind Mobile SunShaw Mobile & Apps Acquisition
18 $1,560,000,000 Penton Informa Software & Services Acquisition
19 $1,400,000,000 Jasper Technologies Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
20 $1,300,000,000 AVG Avast Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  1. SoftBank completes $31 billion acquisition of ARM (The Verge)
  2. Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion (The Wall Street Journal)
  3. Oracle Buys NetSuite for $9.3 Billion (FinSMEs)
  4. Broadcom Limited to Acquire Brocade Communications Systems Inc. for $5.9 Billion (Broadcom)
  5. Symantec to Acquire Web Security Company Blue Coat, for approx. $4.65 Billion (FinSMEs)
  6. Lions Gate Agrees to Buy Starz in $4.4 Billion Deal (The Wall Street Journal)
  7. Rackspace to go private after $4.3B acquisition by private equity firm Apollo (TechCrunch)
  8. Uber Turns to Saudi Arabia for $3.5 Billion Cash Infusion (The New York Times)
  9. Wal-Mart Stores to Acquire Jet.com, for $3 Billion (FinSMEs)
  10. Salesforce buys Demandware for $2.8B, taking a big step into e-commerce (TechCrunch)
  11. Bain Capital to Buy Blue Coat Systems (The Wall Street Journal)
  12. Symantec Buys Out Identity Protection Firm LifeLock for $2.3 Billion (eweek)
  13. Mitel buys Polycom for $1.96B in enterprise communications consolidation play (TechCrunch)
  14. Vista Equity Partners buys marketing automation giant Marketo for $1.8B in cash (TechCrunch)
  15. Snapchat raised $1.8B in a Series F round; leaked deck reveals revenues, user numbers (TechCrunch)
  16. Ctrip Acquires Skyscanner for $1.7 Billion to Expand Bookings (China Money Network)
  17. Shaw completes $1.6 billion acquisition of wireless carrier Wind Mobile (Vancouver Sun)
  18. Britain’s Informa to boost U.S. presence with Penton deal (Reuters)
  19. Cisco Takes A Leap In IoT With Jasper Acquisition (Forbes)
  20. Avast acquires antivirus maker AVG for $1.3BN to gain scale and dive into IoT security (TechCrunch)

Top 20 Deals for September 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $31,000,000,000 ARM SoftBank Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $26,200,000,000 LinkedIn Microsoft Media Acquisition
3 $9,300,000,000 NetSuite Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
4 $8,800,000,000 Micro Focus HP Enterprise Software & Services Acquisition
5 $4,650,000,000 Blue Coat Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
6 $4,400,000,000 Starz Lions Gate Media Acquisition
7 $4,300,000,000 Rackspace Apollo Software & Services Acquisition
8 $3,500,000,000 Uber Public Investment Fund Transactions Investment
9 $3,000,000,000 Jet.com Wal-Mart Ecommerce Acquisition
10 $2,800,000,000 Demandware Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
11 $2,400,000,000 Blue Coat Systems Bain Capital Software & Services Acquisition
12 $1,960,000,000 Polycom Mitel Software & Services Acquisition
13 $1,800,000,000 Marketo Vista Equity Partners Marketing Acquisition
14 $1,800,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
15 $1,600,000,000 Wind Mobile SunShaw Mobile & Apps Acquisition
16 $1,560,000,000 Penton Informa Software & Services Acquisition
17 $1,400,000,000 Jasper Technologies Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
18 $1,300,000,000 AVG Avast Software & Services Acquisition
19 $1,250,000,000 Ele.me Alibaba Transactions Investment
20 $1,220,000,000 TRADER Corporation Thoma Bravo Media Acquisition

More information

  1. SoftBank completes $31 billion acquisition of ARM (The Verge)
  2. Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion (The Wall Street Journal)
  3. Oracle Buys NetSuite for $9.3 Billion (FinSMEs)
  4. HP Enterprise strikes $8.8 billion deal with Micro Focus for software assets (Reuters)
  5. Symantec to Acquire Web Security Company Blue Coat, for approx. $4.65 Billion (FinSMEs)
  6. Lions Gate Agrees to Buy Starz in $4.4 Billion Deal (The Wall Street Journal)
  7. Rackspace to go private after $4.3B acquisition by private equity firm Apollo (TechCrunch)
  8. Uber Turns to Saudi Arabia for $3.5 Billion Cash Infusion (The New York Times)
  9. Wal-Mart Stores to Acquire Jet.com, for $3 Billion (FinSMEs)
  10. Salesforce buys Demandware for $2.8B, taking a big step into e-commerce (TechCrunch)
  11. Bain Capital to Buy Blue Coat Systems (The Wall Street Journal)
  12. Mitel buys Polycom for $1.96B in enterprise communications consolidation play (TechCrunch)
  13. Vista Equity Partners buys marketing automation giant Marketo for $1.8B in cash (TechCrunch)
  14. Snapchat raised $1.8B in a Series F round; leaked deck reveals revenues, user numbers (TechCrunch)
  15. Shaw completes $1.6 billion acquisition of wireless carrier Wind Mobile (Vancouver Sun)
  16. Britain’s Informa to boost U.S. presence with Penton deal (Reuters)
  17. Cisco Takes A Leap In IoT With Jasper Acquisition (Forbes)
  18. Avast acquires antivirus maker AVG for $1.3BN to gain scale and dive into IoT security (TechCrunch)
  19. Alibaba confirms $1.25B investment in food delivery service Ele.me (TechCrunch)
  20. Thoma Bravo to Acquire TRADER Corporation (BusinessWire)

Top 20 Deals for August 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $31,000,000,000 ARM SoftBank Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $26,200,000,000 LinkedIn Microsoft Media Acquisition
3 $9,300,000,000 NetSuite Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
4 $4,650,000,000 Blue Coat Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
5 $4,400,000,000 Starz Lions Gate Media Acquisition
6 $4,300,000,000 Rackspace Apollo Software & Services Acquisition
7 $3,500,000,000 Uber Public Investment Fund Transactions Investment
8 $3,000,000,000 Jet.com Wal-Mart Ecommerce Acquisition
9 $2,800,000,000 Demandware Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
10 $2,400,000,000 Blue Coat Systems Bain Capital Software & Services Acquisition
11 $1,960,000,000 Polycom Mitel Software & Services Acquisition
12 $1,800,000,000 Marketo Vista Equity Partners Marketing Acquisition
13 $1,800,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
14 $1,600,000,000 Wind Mobile SunShaw Mobile & Apps Acquisition
15 $1,449,050,000 VocaLink MasterCard Software & Services Acquisition
16 $1,400,000,000 Jasper Technologies Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
17 $1,300,000,000 AVG Avast Software & Services Acquisition
18 $1,250,000,000 Ele.me Alibaba Transactions Investment
19 $1,220,000,000 TRADER Corporation Thoma Bravo Media Acquisition
20 $1,200,000,000 LeSports Consortium Games Investment

More information

  1. SoftBank completes $31 billion acquisition of ARM (The Verge)
  2. Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion (The Wall Street Journal)
  3. Oracle Buys NetSuite for $9.3 Billion (FinSMEs)
  4. Symantec to Acquire Web Security Company Blue Coat, for approx. $4.65 Billion (FinSMEs)
  5. Lions Gate Agrees to Buy Starz in $4.4 Billion Deal (The Wall Street Journal)
  6. Rackspace to go private after $4.3B acquisition by private equity firm Apollo (TechCrunch)
  7. Uber Turns to Saudi Arabia for $3.5 Billion Cash Infusion (The New York Times)
  8. Wal-Mart Stores to Acquire Jet.com, for $3 Billion (FinSMEs)
  9. Salesforce buys Demandware for $2.8B, taking a big step into e-commerce (TechCrunch)
  10. Bain Capital to Buy Blue Coat Systems (The Wall Street Journal)
  11. Mitel buys Polycom for $1.96B in enterprise communications consolidation play (TechCrunch)
  12. Vista Equity Partners buys marketing automation giant Marketo for $1.8B in cash (TechCrunch)
  13. Snapchat raised $1.8B in a Series F round; leaked deck reveals revenues, user numbers (TechCrunch)
  14. Shaw completes $1.6 billion acquisition of wireless carrier Wind Mobile (Vancouver Sun)
  15. MasterCard closes in on £1bn VocaLink acquisition (Banking Tech)
  16. Cisco Takes A Leap In IoT With Jasper Acquisition (Forbes)
  17. Avast acquires antivirus maker AVG for $1.3BN to gain scale and dive into IoT security (TechCrunch)
  18. Alibaba confirms $1.25B investment in food delivery service Ele.me (TechCrunch)
  19. Thoma Bravo to Acquire TRADER Corporation (BusinessWire)
  20. LeSports Secures $1.2 Billion in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)