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Top 20 Deals for March 2015

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$3,000,000,000Aruba NetworksHewlett-PackardHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
2$1,000,000,000UberUndisclosedTransactionsInvestment
3$600,000,000Kuaidi DacheConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
4$590,000,000Meizu Alibaba Group Holding LimitedHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
5$530,000,000LyftRakutenTransactionsInvestment
6$485,000,000SnapchatConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
7$410,000,000OverDriveRakutenSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$367,000,000PinterestUndisclosedMediaInvestment
9$350,000,000Annapurna LabsAmazonSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$350,000,000Ele.meTencent, Sequoia CapitalTransactionsInvestment
11$324,510,900Delivery HeroUndisclosedTransactionsInvestment
12$280,000,000Travelocity ExpediaTransactionsAcquisition
13$270,000,000Conductor ConsortiumMarketingInvestment
14$254,890,000MultifondsTemenosSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
15$250,000,000LyftConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
16$220,000,000InstacartConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
17$215,351,910Quandoo RecruitTransactionsAcquisition
18$200,000,000Social Finance ConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
19$200,000,000Panaya InfosysSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
20$200,000,000SnapchatAlibabaMobile & AppsInvestment

More information

  1. HP to acquire Aruba Networks for about $3B (CNBC)
  2. Uber Expands Funding Round by $1 Billion (CNBC)
  3. KuaiDi Dache Raises US$600M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  4. Meizu Receives US$590M Minority Investment from Alibaba (FinSMEs)
  5. Lyft Raises $530M in Series E Funding (FinSMEs)
  6. Snapchat Raises $485M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  7. Rakuten Buys Ebook And Audiobook Platform OverDrive For $410M (TechCrunch)
  8. Pinterest raises $367M at $11B valuation with a look toward international expansion (VentureBeat)
  9. Amazon buys secretive chip maker Annapurna Labs for $350 million (Extreme Tech)
  10. Food Delivery Service Ele.me Raises $350M From Tencent, Sequoia Capital (TechCrunch)
  11. Delivery Hero Raises €287M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  12. Expedia Inc acquires Travelocity in $280 million deal (Reuters)
  13. Conductor Proves Web Presence Management Is A Real Thing With $27 Million In Series D (TechCrunch)
  14. Temenos Acquires Multifonds for €235M (FinSMEs)
  15. Lyft Seeks To Raise Another $250 Million At A $2 Billion Valuation (TechCrunch)
  16. Instacart Closes $220M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  17. Recruit Acquires Quandoo for €198.6M (FinSMEs)
  18. Social Finance Raises $200M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Infosys Acquires SaaS Provider Panaya In Deal Valued At $200M (TechCrunch)
  20. Alibaba invests $200M in Snapchat (Tech In Asia)

Top 20 Acquisitions for March 2015

 

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$3,000,000,000Aruba NetworksHewlett-PackardHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
2$410,000,000OverDriveRakutenSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
3$350,000,000Annapurna LabsAmazonSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$280,000,000Travelocity ExpediaTransactionsAcquisition
5$254,890,000MultifondsTemenosSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$215,351,910Quandoo RecruitTransactionsAcquisition
7$200,000,000Panaya InfosysSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$171,117,750Talabat.comRocket InternetTransactionsAcquisition
9$134,000,000Eat24YelpTransactionsAcquisition
10$125,000,000NetProspex Dun & BradstreetMarketingAcquisition
11$100,000,000SunriseMicrosoftMobile & AppsAcquisition
12$95,000,000HunzaMixiTransactionsAcquisition
13$58,000,000MobPartnerCheetah MobileMarketingAcquisition
14$36,000,000Code SchoolPluralsightSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
15$33,000,000YashiNexstar BroadcastingMarketingAcquisition
16$21,000,000American HealthCare Lending Prosper MarketplaceTransactionsAcquisition
17$20,750,000SocialMoovMarin SoftwareMarketingAcquisition
18$14,800,000Muse & Co.MixiEcommerceAcquisition
19$7,769,500IconTechnologyOneSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
20$5,000,000WooplrHelion Venture PartnersMobile & AppsAcquisition

More information

  1. HP to acquire Aruba Networks for about $3B (CNBC)
  2. Rakuten Buys Ebook And Audiobook Platform OverDrive For $410M (TechCrunch)
  3. Amazon buys secretive chip maker Annapurna Labs for $350 million (Extreme Tech)
  4. Expedia Inc acquires Travelocity in $280 million deal (Reuters)
  5. Temenos Acquires Multifonds for €235M (FinSMEs)
  6. Recruit Acquires Quandoo for €198.6M (FinSMEs)
  7. Infosys Acquires SaaS Provider Panaya In Deal Valued At $200M (TechCrunch)
  8. Rocket Internet Acquires Talabat.com for €150M (FinSMEs)
  9. Yelp Acquires Eat24 for $134M (FinSMEs)
  10. Dun & Bradstreet Acquires NetProspex for $125M (FinSMEs)
  11. Microsoft Is Acquiring Calendar App Sunrise For North Of $100 Million (TechCrunch)
  12. Former rival Mixi acquires C2C ticket marketplace for $95M (Tech In Asia)
  13. China’s Cheetah Mobile to acquire ad network MobPartner for $58M (Tech In Asia)
  14. Online Learning Service Pluralsight Acquires Code School For $36 Million (TechCrunch)
  15. Nexstar Broadcasting Acquires Yashi for $33M (FinSMEs)
  16. Prosper Marketplace Acquires American HealthCare Lending for $21M (FinSMEs)
  17. Marin Software Buys France’s SocialMoov For Up To $20.75M (TechCrunch)
  18. Not satisfied with Monster Strike, Mixi acquires Japanese fashion startup (Tech In Asia)
  19. TechnologyOne acquires Icon for AUD 10 mln (Telecompaper)
  20. Wooplr Lands $5 Million For Its Fashion Discovery Service In India (TechCrunch)

Top 20 Investments for March 2015

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$1,000,000,000UberUndisclosedTransactionsInvestment
2$600,000,000Kuaidi DacheConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
3$590,000,000Meizu Alibaba Group Holding LimitedHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
4$530,000,000LyftRakutenTransactionsInvestment
5$485,000,000SnapchatConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
6$367,000,000PinterestUndisclosedMediaInvestment
7$350,000,000Ele.meTencent, Sequoia CapitalTransactionsInvestment
8$324,510,900Delivery HeroUndisclosedTransactionsInvestment
9$270,000,000Conductor ConsortiumMarketingInvestment
10$250,000,000LyftConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
11$220,000,000InstacartConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
12$200,000,000Social Finance ConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
13$200,000,000SnapchatAlibabaMobile & AppsInvestment
14$186,000,000lynda.com ConsortiumMediaInvestment
15$175,000,000SimpliVity Waypoint CapitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
16$170,000,000UxinConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
17$161,000,000Wanda E-commerceCentec Networks, Xude RendaoEcommerceInvestment
18$143,500,000AccelaConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
19$140,000,000Jet ConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
20$140,000,000XeroAccel Partners, Matrix Capital ManagementSoftware & ServicesInvestment

More information

  1. Uber Expands Funding Round by $1 Billion (CNBC)
  2. KuaiDi Dache Raises US$600M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  3. Meizu Receives US$590M Minority Investment from Alibaba (FinSMEs)
  4. Lyft Raises $530M in Series E Funding (FinSMEs)
  5. Snapchat Raises $485M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  6. Pinterest raises $367M at $11B valuation with a look toward international expansion (VentureBeat)
  7. Food Delivery Service Ele.me Raises $350M From Tencent, Sequoia Capital (TechCrunch)
  8. Delivery Hero Raises €287M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  9. Conductor Proves Web Presence Management Is A Real Thing With $27 Million In Series D (TechCrunch)
  10. Lyft Seeks To Raise Another $250 Million At A $2 Billion Valuation (TechCrunch)
  11. Instacart Closes $220M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  12. Social Finance Raises $200M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Alibaba invests $200M in Snapchat (Tech In Asia)
  14. lynda.com Receives $186M Investment (FinSMEs)
  15. SimpliVity Raises $175M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Uxin Raises US$170M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Wanda E-commerce Raises $161M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Accela Closes $143.5M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  19. Jet Raises $140M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Xero raises $140 million to fund US and UK growth (StartupSmart)

Top 20 Marketing Deals for March 2015

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$270,000,000Conductor ConsortiumMarketingInvestment
2$125,000,000NetProspex Dun & BradstreetMarketingAcquisition
3$58,000,000MobPartnerCheetah MobileMarketingAcquisition
4$57,000,000QuickplayConsortiumMarketingInvestment
5$47,000,000LivefyreConsortiumMarketingInvestment
6$46,000,000SprinklrConsortiumMarketingInvestment
7$35,000,000ClickTaleConsortiumMarketingInvestment
8$35,000,000Localytics ConsortiumMarketingInvestment
9$33,000,000YashiNexstar BroadcastingMarketingAcquisition
10$30,700,000TealiumConsortiumMarketingInvestment
11$27,000,000Tune ConsortiumMarketingInvestment
12$27,000,000The Sandbox GroupMonroe Capital LLCMarketingInvestment
13$24,000,000SpredfastSilver Lake WatermanMarketingInvestment
14$24,000,000Nanigans ConsortiumMarketingInvestment
15$23,000,000WP Engine North Bridge Growth EquityMarketingInvestment
16$21,000,000Persado ConsortiumMarketingInvestment
17$21,000,000Urban AirshipConsortiumMarketingInvestment
18$21,000,000CafeXConsortiumMarketingInvestment
19$20,750,000SocialMoovMarin SoftwareMarketingAcquisition
20$20,000,0006sense ConsortiumMarketingInvestment

More information

  1. Conductor Proves Web Presence Management Is A Real Thing With $27 Million In Series D (TechCrunch)
  2. Dun & Bradstreet Acquires NetProspex for $125M (FinSMEs)
  3. China’s Cheetah Mobile to acquire ad network MobPartner for $58M (Tech In Asia)
  4. Quickplay Secures C$57M (FinSMEs)
  5. Content Curation Startup Livefyre Raises $47M More, Brings On Adobe And Salesforce As New Investors (TechCrunch)
  6. Sprinklr Raises $46m in Funding (FinSMEs)
  7. ClickTale Receives $35M Growth Equity Investment (FinSMEs)
  8. Localytics Raises $35M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Nexstar Broadcasting Acquires Yashi for $33M (FinSMEs)
  10. Tealium Closes $30.7M in Series D Financing (FinSMEs)
  11. Tune Raises $27M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. The Sandbox Group Receives $27M Senior Credit Facility from Monroe Capital (FinSMEs)
  13. Spredfast Secures $24M in Growth Financing (FinSMEs)
  14. Nanigans Closes $24M Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  15. WP Engine Secures $23M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Persado Closes $21M Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Urban Airship Closes $21M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. CafeX Closes $21M Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Marin Software Buys France’s SocialMoov For Up To $20.75M (TechCrunch)
  20. 6sense Raises $20M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)