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Top 20 Investments for October 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$1,200,000,000UberConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
2$1,200,000,000Uber ConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
3$1,000,000,000FlipkartConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
4$900,000,000ClouderaIntel CorporationSoftware & ServicesInvestment
5$600,000,000FlipkartConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
6$575,000,000Financial Software and Systems Premji InvestSoftware & ServicesInvestment
7$542,000,000Magic Leap ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
8$475,000,000AirbnbConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
9$445,000,000Rocket Internet PLDTSoftware & ServicesInvestment
10$444,200,000Palantir TechnologiesUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
11$350,000,000Delivery HeroConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
12$350,000,000Koudai Tencent, Tiger FundEcommerceInvestment
13$325,000,000DropboxUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
14$280,000,000TangoAlibabaMobile & AppsInvestment
15$256,000,000PetHubAltivia VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
16$250,000,000DropboxBlackRockSoftware & ServicesInvestment
17$250,000,000LyftConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
18$250,000,000JawboneRizvi Traverse ManagementHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
19$250,000,000LazadaConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
20$250,000,000GrabTaxi SoftBank Internet and MediaTransactionsInvestment

More information

  1. Uber Closes $1.2BN Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  2. Uber Confirms New $1.2B Funding Round At $40B Valuation (TechCrunch)
  3. India’s Flipkart Raises $1 Billion, Among The Largest In Single Funding Round In Global E-Commerce (Forbes)
  4. Cloudera raises $900 million, plots expansion (ZDNet)
  5. Flipkart secures another $600m, taking funding total to nearly $2.5bn (Red Herring)
  6. Financial Software and Systems Secures $57M in Fourth Funding (FinSMEs)
  7. Magic Leap Completes $542m Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  8. Airbnb closes $475 million funding round (Fortune)
  9. PLDT Invests $445M In Rocket Internet To Develop Online Payment Services For Emerging Markets (TechCrunch)
  10. Palantir receives $444.2M private equity funding (SEC.GOV)
  11. Delivery Hero, Hungry For Growth, Orders Up Another $350M In Funding (TechCrunch)
  12. Koudai secures giant $350 million Series C funding round (Red Herring)
  13. Dropbox Raises $325M in Funding, SEC Filing Reveals (FinSMEs)
  14. Alibaba Sinks $215 Million Into Messaging App Tango, Valuing It At More Than $1 Billion (Forbes)
  15. Altivia Ventures Invests in PetHub (Maandate.com)
  16. Dropbox Raises $250M; Valued at $10Billion (FinSMEs)
  17. Lyft Raises $250 Million Series D To Fight The Car Wars (Forbes.com)
  18. Jawbone raises $250 million, valuing company at $3.3 billion (Reuters)
  19. Lazada, Rocket Internet’s Amazon Clone In Southeast Asia, Raises $250M Led By Temasek (TechCrunch)
  20. GrabTaxi Receives US$250M Investment from SoftBank Internet and Media (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Acquisitions for October 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)

IPOs for October 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$890,000,000MobileyeUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
2$627,000,000Sabre UndisclosedTransactionsPublic
3$600,000,000Just EatUndisclosedTransactionsPublic
4$427,000,000GoProUndisclosedHardware & InfrastructurePublic
5$286,000,000Sina WeiboUndisclosedMediaPublic
6$245,100,000JumeiUndisclosedEcommercePublic
7$244,250,842iSentiaUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
8$243,563,0123P LearningUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
9$240,000,000TrinetUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
10$226,000,000Arista NetworksUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
11$192,000,000GrubHubUndisclosedTransactionsPublic
12$187,500,000A10 NetworksUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
13$178,000,000Castlight HealthUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
14$168,000,000Coupons.com IncorporatedUndisclosedTransactionsPublic
15$168,000,000Cheetah Mobile UndisclosedMobile & AppsPublic
16$125,000,000HubSpotUndisclosedMarketingPublic
17$116,000,000OpowerUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
18$100,000,000Everyday HealthUndisclosedMediaPublic
19$100,000,000PaycomUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
20$100,000,000ZendeskUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic

More information

  1. Safety systems supplier Mobileye raises $890 million in IPO (Autoblog)
  2. Travelocity owner Sabre takes flight on $627M IPO (VentureBeat)
  3. Just Eat, an Online Takeaway Service, Raises $600 Million in I.P.O. (NY Times Dealbook )
  4. GoPro raises R4.5bn in Nasdaq IPO ()
  5. Weibo IPO below expectations, raises $286M (Rappler)
  6. Jumei IPO on NYSE raises $245.1 million (China Daily USA)
  7. iSentia shares jump 17pc on debut (The Australian)
  8. 3P Learning disappoints on debut (AFR)
  9. Cloud HR company TriNet stock up after it raises $240M in IPO (Biz Journal)
  10. Arista Jumps in Debut After Raising $226 Million in U.S. IPO (Bloomberg)
  11. Seamless.com Owner GrubHub Surges After $192 Million IPO (Bloomberg)
  12. A10 Networks hits high end of IPO target, raises $187.5M (Biz Journal)
  13. Health-care software firm Castlight soars after IPO (CNBC)
  14. Coupons.com raises $168 million from IPO (Coupons.com)
  15. Cheetah Mobile IPO raises $168 mln (Reuters)
  16. HubSpot Raises $125M in IPO (FinSMEs)
  17. Opower raises $116 million in recent IPO (ELP)
  18. Everyday Health Raises $100 Million in IPO, but Shares Dip in Early Trading (Recode)
  19. HR tech provider Paycom raises less than expected in $100M IPO (Venture Beat)
  20. Zendesk raises $100M in IPO — and traders love it (updated) (VentureBeat)

Top 20 Deals for September 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)