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Amazon acquires Biba Systems


Video conferencing is one of the most exciting sectors in the communications industry. According to Global Industry Analysts, the global market for video conferencing services is expected to reach $2.9 billion in 2020, which might be the reason why companies like IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Amazon are expanding beyond their core businesses and starting to beef up their video conferencing capabilities. Last week, Amazon reportedly acquired Biba Systems, a California-based video conferencing and messaging startup for an undisclosed amount. This latest acquisition follows the company’s purchase of Twitch, a live-streaming video platform, and Elemental Technologies, a software company that specialises in providing multi-screen video solutions. Analysts predict Amazon could combine all these technologies together to launch its own video conferencing service and tap into the billion-dollar industry.

Walmart reportedly looking to acquire Jet.com


Walmart is reportedly currently in talks to acquire Jet.com, a rival of Amazon. In a transaction that could value Jet.com up to $3 billion, the deal is the latest in a string of buyouts in the ecommerce space that includes Bed Bath & Beyond’s acquisition of One King’s Lane and Hudson’s Bay’s purchase of the Gilt Groupe. The deal also highlights a growing trend in the O2O strategy being implemented in the retail environment. For Walmart, Jet.com will give finally give the retail giant the chance to revamp its online store and compete head-on with Amazon, which dominates the ecommerce space with a 41.2% market share.

Top 20 Acquisitions for November 2015

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $5,900,000,000 King Digital Activision Blizzard Games Acquisition
2 $4,400,000,000 AOL Verizon Media Acquisition
3 $3,000,000,000 Aruba Networks Hewlett-Packard Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $1,500,000,000 Lynda.com LinkedIn Media Acquisition
5 $1,400,000,000 Electronic Funds Source WEX Transactions Acquisition
6 $1,200,000,000 Virtustream EMC Software & Services Acquisition
7 $910,000,000 Altegra Health Emdeon Transactions Acquisition
8 $890,000,000 Xoom PayPal Transactions Acquisition
9 $810,000,000 Trustwave Singtel Software & Services Acquisition
10 $700,000,000 Acano Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
11 $687,000,000 Menulog Group Just Eat Transactions Acquisition
12 $671,000,000 eLong Ctrip Transactions Acquisition
13 $589,000,000 Yemeksepeti Delivery Hero Transactions Acquisition
14 $534,000,000 iProperty REA Group Transactions Acquisition
15 $500,000,000 1010data Advance Software & Services Acquisition
16 $453,000,000 Lancope Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
17 $450,000,000 Ticketfly Pandora Transactions Acquisition
18 $410,000,000 OverDrive Rakuten Transactions Acquisition
19 $360,000,000 Ticket Monster KKR Consortium Ecommerce Acquisition
20 $350,000,000 Annapurna Labs Amazon Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  1. Activision Blizzard to acquire King Digital for $5.9B (GIGA OM)
  2. Verizon Agrees to Buy AOL for $4.4 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  3. HP to acquire Aruba Networks for about $3B (CNBC)
  4. LinkedIn to Acquire Lynda.com for $1.5BN (FinSMEs)
  5. WEX to Buy Electronic Funds Source From Warburg Pincus for $1.4 Billion (The Wall Street Journal)
  6. EMC Continues Shift To Cloud With $1.2B Virtustream Purchase (TechCrunch)
  7. Emdeon to Acquire Altegra Health for $910M (FinSMEs)
  8. PayPal to Acquire Xoom for $890M (FinSMEs)
  9. Singtel buys US cybersecurity firm for US$810M (Tech In Asia)
  10. Cisco Snags Acano for $700 Million To Enhance Video Conferencing Capability (TechCrunch)
  11. Just Eat Snaps Up Menulog For $687M To Enter Australia And New Zealand (TechCrunch)
  12. Expedia gives up on China partner, sells off $671M majority stake in eLong (Tech In Asia)
  13. Delivery Hero Eats Up Turkey’s Yemeksepeti For A Record $589M (TechCrunch)
  14. iProperty to be sold for $534M in one of largest ever buyouts of Southeast Asian web firm (Tech in Asia)
  15. Advance Acquires 1010data for $500M (FinSMEs)
  16. Cisco Beefs Up Security, Buys Lancope For $453M (TechCrunch)
  17. Pandora to Acquire Ticketfly for $450M (FinSMEs)
  18. Rakuten Buys Ebook And Audiobook Platform OverDrive For $410M (TechCrunch)
  19. Groupon Sells 46% Of Korea’s Ticket Monster To KKR Consortium For $360M (TechCrunch)
  20. Amazon buys secretive chip maker Annapurna Labs for $350 million (Extreme Tech)

Top 20 Software & Services Deals for February 2015

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $350,000,000 Annapurna Labs Amazon Software & Services Acquisition
2 $200,000,000 Panaya Infosys Software & Services Acquisition
3 $143,500,000 Accela Consortium Software & Services Investment
4 $140,000,000 Xero Accel Partners, Matrix Capital Management Software & Services Investment
5 $125,000,000 kCura ICONIQ Capital Software & Services Investment
6 $115,000,000 Sigfox Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
7 $95,000,000 Planet Labs Consortium Software & Services Investment
8 $80,000,000 MongoDB Consortium Software & Services Investment
9 $56,000,000 Antuit Goldman Sachs, Zodius Capital Software & Services Investment
10 $50,000,000 VMTurbo Consortium Software & Services Investment
11 $50,000,000 Silent Circle Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
12 $45,500,000 UserTesting Accel Partners, OpenView Venture Partners Software & Services Investment
13 $43,000,000 ScienceLogic Intel Capital, NEA, Goldman Sachs Software & Services Investment
14 $42,000,000 Avalara Technology Crossover Ventures Software & Services Investment
15 $40,100,000 Ionic Security Consortium Software & Services Investment
16 $40,000,000 Stack Exchange Consortium Software & Services Investment
17 $40,000,000 Saltside Technologies Consortium Software & Services Investment
18 $40,000,000 Qumulo Consortium Software & Services Investment
19 $40,000,000 Instructure Consortium Software & Services Investment
20 $38,800,000 Ruby Receptionists Updata Partners, StepStone Group Software & Services Investment

More information

  1. Amazon buys secretive chip maker Annapurna Labs for $350 million (Extreme Tech)
  2. Infosys Acquires SaaS Provider Panaya In Deal Valued At $200M (TechCrunch)
  3. Accela Closes $143.5M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  4. Xero raises $140 million to fund US and UK growth (StartupSmart)
  5. kCura Raises $125M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  6. Sigfox Secures $115M Round of Funding (FinSMEs)
  7. Planet Labs Raises $95M (FinSMEs)
  8. MongoDB Secures $80M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Antuit Secured up to $56M (FinSMEs)
  10. VMTurbo Raises $50M in Seres D Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Silent Circle Raises $50M in Equity Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. UserTesting Secures $45.5M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  13. ScienceLogic Raises $43M Series D Round Led By Goldman Sachs (TechCrunch)
  14. Avalara Raises Over $42M in Series D-1 Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Ionic Security Secures $40.1M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Stack Exchange Raises $40M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Saltside Technologies Raises $40M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Qumulo Closes $40M Series B Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  19. Instructure Raises $40M in Series E Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Ruby Receptionists Receives $38.8M Majority Equity Investment (FinSMEs)