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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 $3,200,000,000 Nest Labs Google Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $2,000,000,000 Oculus VR Facebook Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
6 $900,000,000 Viber Media Rakuten Mobile & Apps Acquisition
7 $804,000,000 ChinaVision Media Group Alibaba Media Acquisition
8 $523,500,000 Jobstreet Seek Transactions Acquisition
9 $500,000,000 Maker Studios The Walt Disney Company Media Acquisition
10 $260,000,000 Ticket Monster Groupon Transactions Acquisition
11 $200,000,000 LegalZoom Permira Transactions Acquisition
12 $200,000,000 Cyvera Palo Alto Networks Software & Services Acquisition
13 $165,000,000 Bash Gaming GSN Games Games Acquisition
14 $126,000,000 SK Encar Carsales.com Ecommerce Acquisition
15 $125,136,000 Klarna Consortium Transactions Acquisition
16 $120,000,000 Bright LinkedIn Transactions Acquisition
17 $100,000,000 Parature Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
18 $100,000,000 Basis Science Intel Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
19 $90,700,000 Gravity AOL Marketing Acquisition
20 $80,000,000 Aviate Yahoo Mobile & Apps Acquisition

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  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  3. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  4. Facebook is buying Oculus for $2B to ‘get ready for the platform of tomorrow’ (VentureBeat)
  5. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  6. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  7. Alibaba Pays $804M To Take Majority Stake In TV And Movie Producer ChinaVision (TechCrunch)
  8. Australia’s Seek to Buy Jobstreet in $524 Million Deal (Wall Street Journal)
  9. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)
  10. Groupon’s $260M Acquisition Of Ticket Monster From LivingSocial Has Closed (TechCrunch)
  11. The $425M LegalZoom deal is a win for VCs, but less exciting for the company or LA (PandoDaily)
  12. Palo Alto Networks Acquires Cyvera for $200M (FinSMEs)
  13. GSN’s $165M Bash Gaming Acquisition Nets 100X Return For Investors (TechCrunch)
  14. Carsales splashes $126m on SK Encar (The Australian)
  15. Klarna Raised €90M to Acquire SOFORT (FinSMEs)
  16. LinkedIn makes its biggest acquisition by paying $120m for job matching service Bright (The Next Web)
  17. Microsoft Acquires Parature for $100M (FinSMEs)
  18. Basis Goes To Intel For Around $100M (TechCrunch)
  19. Setting Its Sights On Content Personalization, AOL To Acquire Gravity For $90.7M (TechCrunch)
  20. Source: Yahoo Bought Aviate For $80M (TechCrunch)

Top 20 Investments for 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $325,000,000 Dropbox Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
2 $256,000,000 PetHub Altivia Ventures Software & Services Investment
3 $250,000,000 Dropbox BlackRock Software & Services Investment
4 $215,000,000 Tango Alibaba Mobile & Apps Investment
5 $195,000,000 China South City Holdings Tencent Transactions Investment
6 $160,000,000 Cloudera Consortium Software & Services Investment
7 $157,000,000 Wayfair T. Rowe Price Associates, Julie M.B. Bradley Ecommerce Investment
8 $134,000,000 Snapdeal EBay Ecommerce Investment
9 $125,000,000 Domo Consortium Software & Services Investment
10 $122,500,000 Harry’s Consortium Ecommerce Investment
11 $112,000,000 Borro Victory Park Capital Transactions Investment
12 $101,000,000 Nutanix Consortium Software & Services Investment
13 $100,000,000 Didi Citic, Tencent Mobile & Apps Investment
14 $100,000,000 Dude Solutions Warburg Pincus Software & Services Investment
15 $100,000,000 TutorGroup Consortium Software & Services Investment
16 $100,000,000 Hortonworks Consortium Software & Services Investment
17 $100,000,000 Actifio Consortium Software & Services Investment
18 $90,000,000 Quikr Kinnevik Transactions Investment
19 $88,000,000 Delivery Hero Insight Venture Partners Transactions Investment
20 $85,000,000 DocuSign Consortium Software & Services Investment

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  1. Dropbox Raises $325M in Funding, SEC Filing Reveals (FinSMEs)
  2. PetHub Receives R$600m Investment (em português) (Lavca.org)
  3. Dropbox Raises $250M; Valued at $10Billion (FinSMEs)
  4. Alibaba Sinks $215 Million Into Messaging App Tango, Valuing It At More Than $1 Billion (Forbes)
  5. Tencent Invests $195M In Logistics Firm China South City To Compete With Alibaba (TechCrunch)
  6. Cloudera Closes $160M Financing (FinSMEs)
  7. Wayfair Secures $157M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  8. EBay Bets Big On India, Pours Another $134M Into Online Marketplace Snapdeal (TechCrunch)
  9. Domo’s business software charge gets a big $125M boost (Venture Beat)
  10. 10-Month-Old Harry’s Lands $122.5M, Buys 93-Year-Old Factory To Go Toe-To-Toe With Gillette And Schick (TechCrunch)
  11. Borro Closes $112M Financing with Victory Park Capital (FinSMEs)
  12. Nutanix Closes $101M Series D Financing (FinSMEs)
  13. Chinese Taxi App Didi Secured $100 million in Series C Funding (TechNode)
  14. Dude Solutions Receives up to $100M Investment from Warburg Pincus (FinSMEs)
  15. Alibaba & others sink $100M into Asia’s language-learning service TutorGroup (exclusive) (Venture Beat)
  16. Hortonworks loads up $100M to keep fighting the Hadoop fight (VentureBeat)
  17. Actifio Secures $100M Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. India’s Largest Online Classifieds Site Quikr, Raises $90M Led By Sweden’s Kinnevik (TechCrunch)
  19. Delivery Hero Raises $88M in Series E Financing (FinSMEs)
  20. DocuSign Raises $85M To Speed Up Product Innovation, Expand Into New Verticals (TechCrunch)

Top 20 Ecommerce Deals for 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $157,000,000 Wayfair T. Rowe Price Associates, Julie M.B. Bradley Ecommerce Investment
2 $134,000,000 Snapdeal EBay Ecommerce Investment
3 $126,000,000 SK Encar Carsales.com Ecommerce Acquisition
4 $122,500,000 Harry’s Consortium Ecommerce Investment
5 $76,000,000 Powa Undisclosed Ecommerce Investment
6 $75,000,000 Souq Naspers Limited Ecommerce Investment
7 $50,000,000 Myntra Consortium Ecommerce Investment
8 $50,000,000 Cheyipai Consortium Ecommerce Investment
9 $43,000,000 Ideeli Groupon Ecommerce Acquisition
10 $27,129,690 BuildDirect Mohr Davidow Ventures, BDC Venture Capital Ecommerce Investment
11 $25,000,000 Boqii Goldman Sachs Ecommerce Investment
12 $23,000,000 Hampton Creek Foods Consortium Ecommerce Investment
13 $21,000,000 The Cambridge Satchel Company Index Ventures Ecommerce Investment
14 $20,000,000 Teespring Andreessen Horowitz Ecommerce Investment
15 $18,500,000 Twice Andreessen Horowitz Ecommerce Investment
16 $17,815,200 Outfittery Consortium Ecommerce Investment
17 $15,000,000 FirstCry.com Consortium Ecommerce Investment
18 $14,000,000 Lyst Consortium Ecommerce Investment
19 $10,500,000 Tapingo Khosla Ventures, Carmel Ventures Ecommerce Investment
20 $10,000,000 Luxola Transcosmos, GREE Ventures Ecommerce Investment

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  1. Wayfair Secures $157M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  2. EBay Bets Big On India, Pours Another $134M Into Online Marketplace Snapdeal (TechCrunch)
  3. Carsales splashes $126m on SK Encar (The Australian)
  4. 10-Month-Old Harry’s Lands $122.5M, Buys 93-Year-Old Factory To Go Toe-To-Toe With Gillette And Schick (TechCrunch)
  5. Powa secures USD76m for m-commerce platform (Mobile Payments Insider)
  6. Souq raises an additional $75m from Naspers (Wamda)
  7. Myntra Raises $50M (FinSMEs)
  8. Cheyipai Completes US$50M Financing (FinSMEs)
  9. Groupon Acquires Ideeli for $43M (FinSMEs)
  10. BuildDirect Raises CDN$30M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Pet E-commerce Site Boqii Closes $25 Million Series B Financing, Poised for Offline Expansion in 2014 (TechNode)
  12. Hampton Creek Foods Completes $23M Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  13. The Cambridge Satchel Company Raises $21M (FinSMEs)
  14. Andreessen Horowitz Invests $20M In Custom Apparel Platform Teespring (TechCrunch)
  15. Secondhand Clothing Marketplace Twice Raises $18.5M From Andreessen Horowitz (TechCrunch)
  16. Outfittery Raises €13M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. FirstCry.com Raises $15M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Lyst Raises $14M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Tapingo Raises $10.5M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Luxola Raises $10M (FinSMEs)