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Top 20 Deals for June 2016

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$26,200,000,000LinkedInMicrosoftMediaAcquisition
2$4,650,000,000Blue CoatSymantecSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
3$4,400,000,000StarzLions GateMediaAcquisition
4$3,500,000,000UberPublic Investment FundTransactionsInvestment
5$2,800,000,000DemandwareSalesforceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$2,400,000,000Blue Coat SystemsBain CapitalSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
7$1,960,000,000PolycomMitelSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$1,800,000,000SnapchatConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
9$1,800,000,000MarketoVista Equity PartnersMarketingAcquisition
10$1,600,000,000Wind MobileSunShawMobile & AppsAcquisition
11$1,449,050,000VocaLinkMasterCardSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$1,400,000,000Jasper TechnologiesCiscoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$1,250,000,000Ele.meAlibabaTransactionsInvestment
14$1,200,000,000LeSportsConsortiumGamesInvestment
15$1,000,000,000Didi ChuxingAppleTransactionsInvestment
16$1,000,000,000LyftConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
17$1,000,000,000Lazada GroupAlibabaEcommerceAcquisition
18$870,000,000SolidFireNetAppSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$793,500,000Magic LeapConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
20$633,000,000TexturaOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition

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  1. Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion (The Wall Street Journal)
  2. Symantec to Acquire Web Security Company Blue Coat, for approx. $4.65 Billion (FinSMEs)
  3. Lions Gate Agrees to Buy Starz in $4.4 Billion Deal (The Wall Street Journal)
  4. Uber Turns to Saudi Arabia for $3.5 Billion Cash Infusion (The New York Times)
  5. Salesforce buys Demandware for $2.8B, taking a big step into e-commerce (TechCrunch)
  6. Bain Capital to Buy Blue Coat Systems (The Wall Street Journal)
  7. Mitel buys Polycom for $1.96B in enterprise communications consolidation play (TechCrunch)
  8. Snapchat raised $1.8B in a Series F round; leaked deck reveals revenues, user numbers (TechCrunch)
  9. Vista Equity Partners buys marketing automation giant Marketo for $1.8B in cash (TechCrunch)
  10. Shaw completes $1.6 billion acquisition of wireless carrier Wind Mobile (Vancouver Sun)
  11. MasterCard closes in on £1bn VocaLink acquisition (Banking Tech)
  12. Cisco Takes A Leap In IoT With Jasper Acquisition (Forbes)
  13. Alibaba confirms $1.25B investment in food delivery service Ele.me (TechCrunch)
  14. LeSports Secures $1.2 Billion in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  15. Apple invests $1bn in Chinese ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing (Reuters)
  16. Lyft Raises $1 Billion; Valued at $5.5 Billion (FinSMEs)
  17. Alibaba Makes $1 Billion Investment in Lazada Group (FinSMEs)
  18. NetApp to Acquire SolidFire, for $870M (FinSMEs)
  19. Magic Leap Raises $793.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Oracle to buy Textura in $663 million deal (MarketWatch)

Top 20 Deals for May 2016

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$2,400,000,000Blue Coat SystemsBain CapitalSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
2$1,960,000,000PolycomMitelSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
3$1,800,000,000SnapchatConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
4$1,800,000,000MarketoVista Equity PartnersMarketingAcquisition
5$1,600,000,000Wind MobileSunShawMobile & AppsAcquisition
6$1,449,050,000VocaLinkMasterCardSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
7$1,400,000,000Jasper TechnologiesCiscoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$1,250,000,000Ele.meAlibabaTransactionsInvestment
9$1,200,000,000LeSportsConsortiumGamesInvestment
10$1,000,000,000Didi ChuxingAppleTransactionsInvestment
11$1,000,000,000Lazada GroupAlibabaEcommerceAcquisition
12$1,000,000,000LyftConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
13$870,000,000SolidFireNetAppSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$793,500,000Magic LeapConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
15$633,000,000TexturaOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16$540,000,000Serena SoftwareMicro FocusSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
17$500,000,000Ping An Good DoctorUndisclosedMobile & AppsInvestment
18$400,000,000SintecMediaFrancisco PartnersSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$360,000,000TapadTelenor GroupMarketingAcquisition
20$350,000,000Microsoft (feature phone business)FIH MobileSoftware & ServicesAcquisition

More information

  1. Bain Capital to Buy Blue Coat Systems (The Wall Street Journal)
  2. Mitel buys Polycom for $1.96B in enterprise communications consolidation play (TechCrunch)
  3. Snapchat raised $1.8B in a Series F round; leaked deck reveals revenues, user numbers (TechCrunch)
  4. Vista Equity Partners buys marketing automation giant Marketo for $1.8B in cash (TechCrunch)
  5. Shaw completes $1.6 billion acquisition of wireless carrier Wind Mobile (Vancouver Sun)
  6. MasterCard closes in on £1bn VocaLink acquisition (Banking Tech)
  7. Cisco Takes A Leap In IoT With Jasper Acquisition (Forbes)
  8. Alibaba confirms $1.25B investment in food delivery service Ele.me (TechCrunch)
  9. LeSports Secures $1.2 Billion in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  10. Apple invests $1bn in Chinese ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing (Reuters)
  11. Alibaba Makes $1 Billion Investment in Lazada Group (FinSMEs)
  12. Lyft Raises $1 Billion; Valued at $5.5 Billion (FinSMEs)
  13. NetApp to Acquire SolidFire, for $870M (FinSMEs)
  14. Magic Leap Raises $793.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Oracle to buy Textura in $663 million deal (MarketWatch)
  16. Micro Focus to buy Serena Software in $540m deal (ZDNet)
  17. Chinese Healthcare App Ping An Good Doctor Closes USD$500M Series A Venture Capital Round (FinSMEs)
  18. Francisco Partners buys Israeli startup SintecMedia for $400 million (GeekTime)
  19. Telenor Group Acquires Tapad for $360M (FinSMEs)
  20. Microsoft is selling its feature phone business to Foxconn for $350 million (The Verge)

Top 20 Deals for April 2016

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$1,960,000,000PolycomMitelSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
2$1,600,000,000Wind MobileSunShawMobile & AppsAcquisition
3$1,449,050,000VocaLinkMasterCardSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$1,400,000,000Jasper TechnologiesCiscoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
5$1,250,000,000Ele.meAlibabaTransactionsInvestment
6$1,200,000,000LeSportsConsortiumGamesInvestment
7$1,000,000,000Lazada GroupAlibabaEcommerceAcquisition
8$1,000,000,000LyftConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
9$870,000,000SolidFireNetAppSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$793,500,000Magic LeapConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
11$633,000,000TexturaOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$540,000,000Serena SoftwareMicro FocusSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$400,000,000SintecMediaFrancisco PartnersSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$360,000,000TapadTelenor GroupMarketingAcquisition
15$339,000,000Global Fashion GroupRocket InternetTransactionsInvestment
16$275,000,000TradeKingAlly FinancialTransactionsInvestment
17$275,000,000iSIGHT PartnersFireEyeSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18$250,000,000ibiboNaspers GroupTransactionsInvestment
19$250,000,000Gilt GroupeHudson’s Bay CompanyEcommerceAcquisition
20$204,500,000Guazi.ComUndisclosedTransactionsInvestment

More information

  1. Mitel buys Polycom for $1.96B in enterprise communications consolidation play (TechCrunch)
  2. Shaw completes $1.6 billion acquisition of wireless carrier Wind Mobile (Vancouver Sun)
  3. MasterCard closes in on £1bn VocaLink acquisition (Banking Tech)
  4. Cisco Takes A Leap In IoT With Jasper Acquisition (Forbes)
  5. Alibaba confirms $1.25B investment in food delivery service Ele.me (TechCrunch)
  6. LeSports Secures $1.2 Billion in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  7. Alibaba Makes $1 Billion Investment in Lazada Group (FinSMEs)
  8. Lyft Raises $1 Billion; Valued at $5.5 Billion (FinSMEs)
  9. NetApp to Acquire SolidFire, for $870M (FinSMEs)
  10. Magic Leap Raises $793.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Oracle to buy Textura in $663 million deal (MarketWatch)
  12. Micro Focus to buy Serena Software in $540m deal (ZDNet)
  13. Francisco Partners buys Israeli startup SintecMedia for $400 million (GeekTime)
  14. Telenor Group Acquires Tapad for $360M (FinSMEs)
  15. Zalora and Jabong get boost as Rocket Internet’s fashion startup group nabs $339m funding (Tech In Asia)
  16. Ally Financial Acquires TradeKing for $275M (FinSMEs)
  17. FireEye Acquires iSIGHT Partners for up to $275M (FinSMEs)
  18. Naspers, Tencent-backed travel group gets $250m more to slay India’s hotel industry (Tech In Asia)
  19. Hudson’s Bay Company to Acquire Gilt Groupe for $250M (FinSMEs)
  20. China’s Guazi.Com Secures $204.5M In Venture Funding (China Money Network)

Top 20 Deals for March 2016

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$1,200,000,000LeSportsConsortiumGamesInvestment
2$1,000,000,000LyftConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
3$793,500,000Magic LeapConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
4$250,000,000ibiboNaspers GroupTransactionsInvestment
5$204,500,000Guazi.ComUndisclosedTransactionsInvestment
6$200,000,000SlackConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
7$200,000,000Snapdeal ConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
8$200,000,000UberLetterOneTransactionsInvestment
9$187,000,000StorageCraft TechnologyTA AssociatesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
10$184,563,200SkyscannerConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
11$175,000,000Snapchat FidelityMobile & AppsInvestment
12$171,000,000Future FinanceConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
13$170,000,000GarenaKhazanah Nasional BhdGamesInvestment
14$160,000,000WeLabConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
15$150,000,000LendUpConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
16$145,000,000CarTradeConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
17$131,000,000Domo ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
18$112,000,000Fuze ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
19$107,931,000DeezerAccess Industries, OrangeMediaInvestment
20$100,000,000ExpaConsortiumTransactionsInvestment

More information

  1. LeSports Secures $1.2 Billion in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  2. Lyft Raises $1 Billion; Valued at $5.5 Billion (FinSMEs)
  3. Magic Leap Raises $793.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  4. Naspers, Tencent-backed travel group gets $250m more to slay India’s hotel industry (Tech In Asia)
  5. China’s Guazi.Com Secures $204.5M In Venture Funding (China Money Network)
  6. Slack, a 2-year-old messaging platform, is raising $200 million at nearly a $4 billion valuation led by Thrive Capital (Business Insider)
  7. Snapdeal Grabs $200M In A Fresh Round Led By Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan And Others (The Tech Portal)
  8. Uber adds another $200M from Luxembourg firm (Vator News)
  9. StorageCraft Technology Receives $187M Investment from TA Associates (FinSMEs)
  10. Skyscanner Raises £128M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Snapchat Raises $175 Million From Fidelity at Flat $16 Billion Valuation (Re/code)
  12. Future Finance raises $171M to grow its student loan platform in Europe (TechCrunch)
  13. Singapore’s Garena Raises New Funds, Valuing It at $3.75 Billion (The Wall Street Journal)
  14. WeLab Raised US$160M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. LendUp Raises $150M in Series B and Debt Financing (FinSMEs)
  16. CarTrade Raises $145M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Domo Raises $131M in Series D Funding; Launches $50M VC Fund (FinSMEs)
  18. Fuze Raises $112M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  19. Deezer Secures €100M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Expa raises $100 million to build more companies, launches startup accelerator (VentureBeat)