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Top 20 North American Deals for December 2015


Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
2$3,000,000,000Aruba NetworksHewlett-PackardHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$1,400,000,000Electronic Funds SourceWEXTransactionsAcquisition
5$1,200,000,000VirtustreamEMCSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$1,200,000,000Uber BaiduTransactionsInvestment
8$1,000,000,000UberMicrosoft, Bennett Coleman & Co.TransactionsInvestment
10$910,000,000Altegra HealthEmdeonTransactionsAcquisition
12$810,000,000TrustwaveSingtelSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$537,000,000SnapchatConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
15$500,000,000ZenefitsConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
16$500,000,000WishDST CapitalEcommerceInvestment
17$500,000,0001010dataAdvanceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18$500,000,000Jet.com Fidelity InvestmentsEcommerceInvestment
19$485,000,000SnapchatConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
20$453,000,000LancopeCiscoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition

More information

  1. Verizon Agrees to Buy AOL for $4.4 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  2. HP to acquire Aruba Networks for about $3B (CNBC)
  3. LinkedIn to Acquire Lynda.com for $1.5BN (FinSMEs)
  4. WEX to Buy Electronic Funds Source From Warburg Pincus for $1.4 Billion (The Wall Street Journal)
  5. EMC Continues Shift To Cloud With $1.2B Virtustream Purchase (TechCrunch)
  6. Uber Has Raised $1.2B More In China With Baidu Investing As Rival Didi Kuaidi Gets $3B (TechCrunch)
  7. Facing Demand, Uber Expands Funding Round by $1 Billion (NY Times)
  8. Uber reportedly raises $1B at a $51B valuation from investors including Microsoft (VentureBeat)
  9. SoFi raises whopping $1 billion to refinance student loans (Fortune)
  10. Emdeon to Acquire Altegra Health for $910M (FinSMEs)
  11. PayPal to Acquire Xoom for $890M (FinSMEs)
  12. Singtel buys US cybersecurity firm for US$810M (Tech In Asia)
  13. Snapchat Closes Another Massive Funding Round — $537 Million (Re/code)
  14. Lyft Raises $530M in Series E Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Zenefits Raises $500M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Sources: DST Global Led Mobile Shopping App Wish’s $500M Round (TechCrunch)
  17. Advance Acquires 1010data for $500M (FinSMEs)
  18. Jet.com Raising up to $500 Million Led by Fidelity at $1 Billion Valuation (Re/Code)
  19. Snapchat Raises $485M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Cisco Beefs Up Security, Buys Lancope For $453M (TechCrunch)

Top 20 European Deals for December 2015

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$5,900,000,000King DigitalActivision BlizzardGamesAcquisition
3$700,000,000AcanoCiscoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$526,000,000SpotifyConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
5$324,510,900Delivery HeroUndisclosedTransactionsInvestment
7$254,890,000MultifondsTemenosSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$240,000,000RuntasticAdidasMobile & AppsAcquisition
9$215,351,910Quandoo RecruitTransactionsAcquisition
11$193,779,000PAY.ONACI WorldwideTransactionsAcquisition
12$176,946,810UnrulyNews CorpMediaInvestment
13$150,000,000Funding CircleConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
14$126,000,000HelloFreshRocket Internet, Insight Venture PartnersTransactionsInvestment
15$120,000,000Afrimax GroupConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
16$117,619,750Career PartnerApollo Education GroupSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
17$115,000,000Sigfox UndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
18$110,000,000Foodpanda Rocket InternetTransactionsInvestment
19$110,000,000Delivery HeroUndisclosedTransactionsInvestment
20$100,000,000WorldRemit Technology Crossover Ventures, Accel PartnersTransactionsInvestment

More information

  1. Activision Blizzard to acquire King Digital for $5.9B (GIGA OM)
  2. Naspers Makes US$1.2 Billion Investment in Avito (FinSMEs)
  3. Cisco Snags Acano for $700 Million To Enhance Video Conferencing Capability (TechCrunch)
  4. These Are The Companies That Just Gave Spotify Half A Billion Dollars (Forbes)
  5. Delivery Hero Raises €287M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  6. ProSiebenSat.1 Acquires Etraveli for €235M (FinSMEs)
  7. Temenos Acquires Multifonds for €235M (FinSMEs)
  8. Runtastic Acquired By Adidas For $240M (TechCrunch)
  9. Recruit Acquires Quandoo for €198.6M (FinSMEs)
  10. BlaBlaCar Secures $200M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. ACI Worldwide Acquires PAY.ON, for €180M (FinSMEs)
  12. News Corp. to Buy Unruly for up to £114M (FinSMEs)
  13. Funding Circle Raises $150M in Venture Capital (FinSMEs)
  14. HelloFresh Raises $126M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Afrimax Group Raises $120M in Growth Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Apollo Education Group Acquires Career Partner for up to €107M (FinSMEs)
  17. Sigfox Secures $115M Round of Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Rocket Internet’s Foodpanda fattens up with $110M funding (Tech In Asia)
  19. Takeout Giant Delivery Hero Raises Another $110M At Over $3.1B Valuation Ahead Of IPO (TechCrunch)
  20. WorldRemit Raises $100M Funding (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Rest of the World Deals for December 2015


Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$589,000,000Yemeksepeti Delivery HeroTransactionsAcquisition
2$350,000,000Annapurna LabsAmazonSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
3$171,117,750Talabat.comRocket InternetTransactionsAcquisition
4$119,000,000Behalf ConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
5$84,000,000Checkmark Insight Venture PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
6$60,000,000CareemConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
7$50,000,000Moovit ConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
8$50,000,000IFood Just Eat, MovileTransactionsInvestment
9$42,000,000Optimal+ ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
11$30,000,000Music MessengerConsortiumMediaInvestment
14$30,000,000AvenidaNaspers, Tiger GlobalEcommerceInvestment
15$26,000,000Argus Cyber SecurityConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
16$25,000,000SimilarWebNaspers, Lord David AllianceSoftware & ServicesInvestment
17$22,000,000illusive networks ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
18$22,000,000VayyarConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
19$20,000,000EarlySenseConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
20$20,000,000ironSource Access IndustriesSoftware & ServicesInvestment

More information

  1. Delivery Hero Eats Up Turkey’s Yemeksepeti For A Record $589M (TechCrunch)
  2. Amazon buys secretive chip maker Annapurna Labs for $350 million (Extreme Tech)
  3. Rocket Internet Acquires Talabat.com for €150M (FinSMEs)
  4. Behalf Closes $119M Series B Equity and Debt Round (FinSMEs)
  5. Checkmark Raises $84M (FinSMEs)
  6. Careem Secures $60M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  7. Moovit Closes $50M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. IFood Raises $50 Million From Movile And Just Eat For Food Delivery (TechCrunch)
  9. Optimal+ Raises $42M Growth Funding Round Led by KKR (FinSMEs)
  10. ClickTale Receives $35M Growth Equity Investment (FinSMEs)
  11. Music Messenger Raises $30M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Brazil’s Nubank Raises $30M Led By Tiger To Build Out Its Mobile-Based Credit Card Business (TechCrunch)
  13. A new era at Classmates: Student directory selling to Intelius for $30M (GeekWire)
  14. Argentinian E-Commerce Leader Avenida Gets $30M Series C Round From Naspers And Tiger Global (TechCrunch)
  15. Argus Cyber Security Raises $26M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Analytics Startup SimilarWeb Raises $25M At $400M Valuation, Wants To Be A Better Alexa (TechCrunch)
  17. illusive networks Raises $22M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Vayyar, A Startup That Looks To Produce 3D Image Sensors, Raises $22M (TechCrunch)
  19. EarlySense Completes $20M Financing (FinSMEs)
  20. ironSource Raises $20M (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Software & Services Deals for December 2015


Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$1,200,000,000VirtustreamEMCSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
2$810,000,000TrustwaveSingtelSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
3$700,000,000AcanoCiscoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$500,000,000ZenefitsConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
5$500,000,0001010dataAdvanceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$453,000,000LancopeCiscoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
7$450,000,000Palantir TechnologiesUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
8$350,000,000Annapurna LabsAmazonSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
9$280,000,000ElasticaBlue Coat SystemsSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$254,890,000MultifondsTemenosSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11$250,000,000GitHub ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
12$250,000,000TenableInsight Venture Partners, AccelSoftware & ServicesInvestment
13$200,000,000Panaya InfosysSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$200,000,000Domo ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
15$200,000,000Palantir TechnologiesUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
16$190,000,000CaspidaSplunkSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
17$190,000,000Smart TuitionBlackbaudSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18$175,000,000SimpliVity Waypoint CapitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
19$171,000,000Kingdee International Software GroupJD.comSoftware & ServicesInvestment
20$170,000,000IBS SoftwareBlackstoneSoftware & ServicesInvestment

More information

  1. EMC Continues Shift To Cloud With $1.2B Virtustream Purchase (TechCrunch)
  2. Singtel buys US cybersecurity firm for US$810M (Tech In Asia)
  3. Cisco Snags Acano for $700 Million To Enhance Video Conferencing Capability (TechCrunch)
  4. Zenefits Raises $500M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  5. Advance Acquires 1010data for $500M (FinSMEs)
  6. Cisco Beefs Up Security, Buys Lancope For $453M (TechCrunch)
  7. Palantir Raises $450 Million, Now Valued At $20 Billion (TechCrunch)
  8. Amazon buys secretive chip maker Annapurna Labs for $350 million (Extreme Tech)
  9. Blue Coat Systems to Acquire Elastica for $280M (FinSMEs)
  10. Temenos Acquires Multifonds for €235M (FinSMEs)
  11. GitHub Raises $250M Series B Round To Take Risks (TechCrunch)
  12. Tenable Network Security Raises $250M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Infosys Acquires SaaS Provider Panaya In Deal Valued At $200M (TechCrunch)
  14. Domo Closes $200M Series D Financing; Valued at $2 Billion (FinSMEs)
  15. Palantir Technologies Raises $200M in Series K Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Splunk Buys Security Startup Caspida For $190M (TechCrunch)
  17. Blackbaud Acquires Smart Tuition for $190M (FinSMEs)
  18. SimpliVity Raises $175M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. JD invests $171M in Chinese ERP software firm Kingdee for 10% stake (Tech In Asia)
  20. IBS Software Receives $170m Private Equity Investment (FinSMEs)