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Top 20 Deals for August 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $31,000,000,000 ARM SoftBank Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $26,200,000,000 LinkedIn Microsoft Media Acquisition
3 $9,300,000,000 NetSuite Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
4 $4,650,000,000 Blue Coat Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
5 $4,400,000,000 Starz Lions Gate Media Acquisition
6 $4,300,000,000 Rackspace Apollo Software & Services Acquisition
7 $3,500,000,000 Uber Public Investment Fund Transactions Investment
8 $3,000,000,000 Jet.com Wal-Mart Ecommerce Acquisition
9 $2,800,000,000 Demandware Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
10 $2,400,000,000 Blue Coat Systems Bain Capital Software & Services Acquisition
11 $1,960,000,000 Polycom Mitel Software & Services Acquisition
12 $1,800,000,000 Marketo Vista Equity Partners Marketing Acquisition
13 $1,800,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
14 $1,600,000,000 Wind Mobile SunShaw Mobile & Apps Acquisition
15 $1,449,050,000 VocaLink MasterCard Software & Services Acquisition
16 $1,400,000,000 Jasper Technologies Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
17 $1,300,000,000 AVG Avast Software & Services Acquisition
18 $1,250,000,000 Ele.me Alibaba Transactions Investment
19 $1,220,000,000 TRADER Corporation Thoma Bravo Media Acquisition
20 $1,200,000,000 LeSports Consortium Games Investment

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  1. SoftBank completes $31 billion acquisition of ARM (The Verge)
  2. Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion (The Wall Street Journal)
  3. Oracle Buys NetSuite for $9.3 Billion (FinSMEs)
  4. Symantec to Acquire Web Security Company Blue Coat, for approx. $4.65 Billion (FinSMEs)
  5. Lions Gate Agrees to Buy Starz in $4.4 Billion Deal (The Wall Street Journal)
  6. Rackspace to go private after $4.3B acquisition by private equity firm Apollo (TechCrunch)
  7. Uber Turns to Saudi Arabia for $3.5 Billion Cash Infusion (The New York Times)
  8. Wal-Mart Stores to Acquire Jet.com, for $3 Billion (FinSMEs)
  9. Salesforce buys Demandware for $2.8B, taking a big step into e-commerce (TechCrunch)
  10. Bain Capital to Buy Blue Coat Systems (The Wall Street Journal)
  11. Mitel buys Polycom for $1.96B in enterprise communications consolidation play (TechCrunch)
  12. Vista Equity Partners buys marketing automation giant Marketo for $1.8B in cash (TechCrunch)
  13. Snapchat raised $1.8B in a Series F round; leaked deck reveals revenues, user numbers (TechCrunch)
  14. Shaw completes $1.6 billion acquisition of wireless carrier Wind Mobile (Vancouver Sun)
  15. MasterCard closes in on £1bn VocaLink acquisition (Banking Tech)
  16. Cisco Takes A Leap In IoT With Jasper Acquisition (Forbes)
  17. Avast acquires antivirus maker AVG for $1.3BN to gain scale and dive into IoT security (TechCrunch)
  18. Alibaba confirms $1.25B investment in food delivery service Ele.me (TechCrunch)
  19. Thoma Bravo to Acquire TRADER Corporation (BusinessWire)
  20. LeSports Secures $1.2 Billion in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Deals for July 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $26,200,000,000 LinkedIn Microsoft Media Acquisition
2 $9,300,000,000 NetSuite Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
3 $4,650,000,000 Blue Coat Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
4 $4,400,000,000 Starz Lions Gate Media Acquisition
5 $3,500,000,000 Uber Public Investment Fund Transactions Investment
6 $2,800,000,000 Demandware Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
7 $2,400,000,000 Blue Coat Systems Bain Capital Software & Services Acquisition
8 $1,960,000,000 Polycom Mitel Software & Services Acquisition
9 $1,800,000,000 Marketo Vista Equity Partners Marketing Acquisition
10 $1,800,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $1,600,000,000 Wind Mobile SunShaw Mobile & Apps Acquisition
12 $1,449,050,000 VocaLink MasterCard Software & Services Acquisition
13 $1,400,000,000 Jasper Technologies Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
14 $1,300,000,000 AVG Avast Software & Services Acquisition
15 $1,250,000,000 Ele.me Alibaba Transactions Investment
16 $1,220,000,000 TRADER Corporation Thoma Bravo Media Acquisition
17 $1,200,000,000 LeSports Consortium Games Investment
18 $1,100,000,000 Line Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Public
19 $1,000,000,000 Didi Chuxing Apple Transactions Investment
20 $1,000,000,000 Lazada Group Alibaba Ecommerce Acquisition

More information

  1. Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion (The Wall Street Journal)
  2. Oracle Buys NetSuite for $9.3 Billion (FinSMEs)
  3. Symantec to Acquire Web Security Company Blue Coat, for approx. $4.65 Billion (FinSMEs)
  4. Lions Gate Agrees to Buy Starz in $4.4 Billion Deal (The Wall Street Journal)
  5. Uber Turns to Saudi Arabia for $3.5 Billion Cash Infusion (The New York Times)
  6. Salesforce buys Demandware for $2.8B, taking a big step into e-commerce (TechCrunch)
  7. Bain Capital to Buy Blue Coat Systems (The Wall Street Journal)
  8. Mitel buys Polycom for $1.96B in enterprise communications consolidation play (TechCrunch)
  9. Vista Equity Partners buys marketing automation giant Marketo for $1.8B in cash (TechCrunch)
  10. Snapchat raised $1.8B in a Series F round; leaked deck reveals revenues, user numbers (TechCrunch)
  11. Shaw completes $1.6 billion acquisition of wireless carrier Wind Mobile (Vancouver Sun)
  12. MasterCard closes in on £1bn VocaLink acquisition (Banking Tech)
  13. Cisco Takes A Leap In IoT With Jasper Acquisition (Forbes)
  14. Avast acquires antivirus maker AVG for $1.3BN to gain scale and dive into IoT security (TechCrunch)
  15. Alibaba confirms $1.25B investment in food delivery service Ele.me (TechCrunch)
  16. Thoma Bravo to Acquire TRADER Corporation (BusinessWire)
  17. LeSports Secures $1.2 Billion in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  18. IPO: Line Raises $1.1 Billion on NYSE (FinSMEs)
  19. Apple invests $1bn in Chinese ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing (Reuters)
  20. Alibaba Makes $1 Billion Investment in Lazada Group (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Deals for June 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $26,200,000,000 LinkedIn Microsoft Media Acquisition
2 $4,650,000,000 Blue Coat Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
3 $4,400,000,000 Starz Lions Gate Media Acquisition
4 $3,500,000,000 Uber Public Investment Fund Transactions Investment
5 $2,800,000,000 Demandware Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
6 $2,400,000,000 Blue Coat Systems Bain Capital Software & Services Acquisition
7 $1,960,000,000 Polycom Mitel Software & Services Acquisition
8 $1,800,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
9 $1,800,000,000 Marketo Vista Equity Partners Marketing Acquisition
10 $1,600,000,000 Wind Mobile SunShaw Mobile & Apps Acquisition
11 $1,449,050,000 VocaLink MasterCard Software & Services Acquisition
12 $1,400,000,000 Jasper Technologies Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
13 $1,250,000,000 Ele.me Alibaba Transactions Investment
14 $1,200,000,000 LeSports Consortium Games Investment
15 $1,000,000,000 Didi Chuxing Apple Transactions Investment
16 $1,000,000,000 Lyft Consortium Transactions Investment
17 $1,000,000,000 Lazada Group Alibaba Ecommerce Acquisition
18 $870,000,000 SolidFire NetApp Software & Services Acquisition
19 $793,500,000 Magic Leap Consortium Software & Services Investment
20 $633,000,000 Textura Oracle Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  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) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $2,400,000,000 Blue Coat Systems Bain Capital Software & Services Acquisition
2 $1,960,000,000 Polycom Mitel Software & Services Acquisition
3 $1,800,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
4 $1,800,000,000 Marketo Vista Equity Partners Marketing Acquisition
5 $1,600,000,000 Wind Mobile SunShaw Mobile & Apps Acquisition
6 $1,449,050,000 VocaLink MasterCard Software & Services Acquisition
7 $1,400,000,000 Jasper Technologies Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
8 $1,250,000,000 Ele.me Alibaba Transactions Investment
9 $1,200,000,000 LeSports Consortium Games Investment
10 $1,000,000,000 Didi Chuxing Apple Transactions Investment
11 $1,000,000,000 Lazada Group Alibaba Ecommerce Acquisition
12 $1,000,000,000 Lyft Consortium Transactions Investment
13 $870,000,000 SolidFire NetApp Software & Services Acquisition
14 $793,500,000 Magic Leap Consortium Software & Services Investment
15 $633,000,000 Textura Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
16 $540,000,000 Serena Software Micro Focus Software & Services Acquisition
17 $500,000,000 Ping An Good Doctor Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $400,000,000 SintecMedia Francisco Partners Software & Services Acquisition
19 $360,000,000 Tapad Telenor Group Marketing Acquisition
20 $350,000,000 Microsoft (feature phone business) FIH Mobile Software & Services Acquisition

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)