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Top Deals for December 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$2,500,000,000MojangMicrosoftGamesAcquisition
10$2,500,000,000Compuware Thoma BravoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11$2,300,000,000ConversantAlliance DataMarketingAcquisition
12$2,300,000,000IBM (x86-based server business)LenovoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
13$2,000,000,000Oculus VRFacebookHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
14$1,650,000,000Mercury Payment VantivTransactionsAcquisition
15$1,500,000,000AirWatchVMWareMobile & AppsAcquisition
16$1,200,000,000Uber ConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
17$1,200,000,000UberConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
18$1,200,000,000Multimedia Games Global Cash AccessGamesAcquisition
19$1,200,000,000UberConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
20$1,100,000,000Xiaomi ConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment

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. Minecraft’ Developer Mojang Acquired by Microsoft for $2.5 Billion as Notch Moves On (TouchArcade)
  10. Compuware to Be Acquired by Thoma Bravo for $2.5 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  11. Alliance Data to acquire Conversant for $2.3 billion (LA Times)
  12. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  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 Raises Giant $1.2 Billion Funding Round At A $17 Billion Valuation (TechCrunch)
  17. Uber Confirms New $1.2B Funding Round At $40B Valuation (TechCrunch)
  18. Global Cash Access to Acquire Multimedia Games (Owler)
  19. Uber Closes $1.2BN Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  20. Xiaomi confirms it raised monster $1.1B round and is now valued at $45B (VentureBeat)

Top 20 Acquisitions for December 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$2,500,000,000MojangMicrosoftGamesAcquisition
10$2,500,000,000Compuware Thoma BravoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11$2,300,000,000ConversantAlliance DataMarketingAcquisition
12$2,300,000,000IBM (x86-based server business)LenovoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
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$930,000,000TravelClickThoma BravoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition

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. Minecraft’ Developer Mojang Acquired by Microsoft for $2.5 Billion as Notch Moves On (TouchArcade)
  10. Compuware to Be Acquired by Thoma Bravo for $2.5 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  11. Alliance Data to acquire Conversant for $2.3 billion (LA Times)
  12. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  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. Thoma Bravo Completes $930 Million Acquisition of TravelClick (Hotel News Resource)

Top 20 Investments for December 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$1,200,000,000Uber ConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
2$1,200,000,000UberConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
3$1,200,000,000UberConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
4$1,100,000,000Xiaomi ConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
5$1,000,000,000FlipkartConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
6$900,000,000ClouderaIntel CorporationSoftware & ServicesInvestment
7$600,000,000FlipkartConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
8$575,000,000Financial Software and Systems Premji InvestSoftware & ServicesInvestment
9$542,000,000Magic Leap ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
10$475,000,000AirbnbConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
11$445,000,000Rocket Internet PLDTSoftware & ServicesInvestment
12$444,200,000Palantir TechnologiesUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
13$355,000,000WeWorkUndisclosedTransactionsInvestment
14$350,000,000Koudai Tencent, Tiger FundEcommerceInvestment
15$350,000,000Delivery HeroConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
16$325,000,000DropboxUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
17$300,000,000CoupangConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
18$280,000,000TangoAlibabaMobile & AppsInvestment
19$256,000,000PetHubAltivia VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
20$250,000,000SurveyMonkey UndisclosedTransactionsInvestment

More information

  1. Uber Raises Giant $1.2 Billion Funding Round At A $17 Billion Valuation (TechCrunch)
  2. Uber Confirms New $1.2B Funding Round At $40B Valuation (TechCrunch)
  3. Uber Closes $1.2BN Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  4. Xiaomi confirms it raised monster $1.1B round and is now valued at $45B (VentureBeat)
  5. India’s Flipkart Raises $1 Billion, Among The Largest In Single Funding Round In Global E-Commerce (Forbes)
  6. Cloudera raises $900 million, plots expansion (ZDNet)
  7. Flipkart secures another $600m, taking funding total to nearly $2.5bn (Red Herring)
  8. Financial Software and Systems Secures $57M in Fourth Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Magic Leap Completes $542m Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  10. Airbnb closes $475 million funding round (Fortune)
  11. PLDT Invests $445M In Rocket Internet To Develop Online Payment Services For Emerging Markets (TechCrunch)
  12. Palantir receives $444.2M private equity funding (SEC.GOV)
  13. WeWork raises $355M at nearly $5B valuation, plans IPO (VentureBeat)
  14. Koudai secures giant $350 million Series C funding round (Red Herring)
  15. Delivery Hero, Hungry For Growth, Orders Up Another $350M In Funding (TechCrunch)
  16. Dropbox Raises $325M in Funding, SEC Filing Reveals (FinSMEs)
  17. Coupang Raises $300M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  18. Alibaba Sinks $215 Million Into Messaging App Tango, Valuing It At More Than $1 Billion (Forbes)
  19. Altivia Ventures Invests in PetHub (Maandate.com)
  20. With M&A In Mind, SurveyMonkey Snaps Up $250 Million More In Funding (TechCrunch)

Top IPOs for December 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$21,800,000,000AlibabaUndisclosedEcommercePublic
2$1,800,000,000JD.comUndisclosedEcommercePublic
3$1,800,000,000AlticeUndisclosedHardware & InfrastructurePublic
4$1,300,000,000MarkitUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
5$890,000,000MobileyeUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
6$870,000,000Lending ClubUndisclosedTransactionsPublic
7$627,000,000Sabre UndisclosedTransactionsPublic
8$600,000,000Just EatUndisclosedTransactionsPublic
9$427,000,000GoProUndisclosedHardware & InfrastructurePublic
10$286,000,000Sina WeiboUndisclosedMediaPublic
11$245,100,000JumeiUndisclosedEcommercePublic
12$244,250,842iSentiaUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
13$243,563,0123P LearningUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
14$240,000,000TrinetUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
15$226,000,000Arista NetworksUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
16$200,000,000OnDeck ConsortiumTransactionsPublic
17$192,000,000GrubHubUndisclosedTransactionsPublic
18$187,500,000A10 NetworksUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
19$178,000,000Castlight HealthUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
20$168,000,000Cheetah Mobile UndisclosedMobile & AppsPublic

More information

  1. Alibaba Surges in New York Trading Debut After U.S. IPO (Bloomberg)
  2. JD.com raises $1.8bn in Nasdaq IPO (Financial Times)
  3. Telecom Firm Altice Raises $1.8 Billion in I.P.O. (New York Times )
  4. Markit Raises $1.3 Billion in Expanded IPO (Wall Street Journal)
  5. Safety systems supplier Mobileye raises $890 million in IPO (Autoblog)
  6. LendingClub’s IPO is a hit, but P2P lending still has to prove itself (FinSMEs)
  7. Travelocity owner Sabre takes flight on $627M IPO (VentureBeat)
  8. Just Eat, an Online Takeaway Service, Raises $600 Million in I.P.O. (NY Times Dealbook )
  9. GoPro raises R4.5bn in Nasdaq IPO (IOL.ZA)
  10. Weibo IPO below expectations, raises $286M (Rappler)
  11. Jumei IPO on NYSE raises $245.1 million (China Daily USA)
  12. iSentia shares jump 17pc on debut (The Australian)
  13. 3P Learning disappoints on debut (AFR)
  14. Cloud HR company TriNet stock up after it raises $240M in IPO (Biz Journal)
  15. Arista Jumps in Debut After Raising $226 Million in U.S. IPO (Bloomberg)
  16. OnDeck Raises $200M in Initial Public Offering (FinSMEs)
  17. Seamless.com Owner GrubHub Surges After $192 Million IPO (Bloomberg)
  18. A10 Networks hits high end of IPO target, raises $187.5M (Biz Journal)
  19. Health-care software firm Castlight soars after IPO (CNBC)
  20. Cheetah Mobile IPO raises $168 mln (Reuters)