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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)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$5,900,000,000King DigitalActivision BlizzardGamesAcquisition
3$3,000,000,000Aruba NetworksHewlett-PackardHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
5$1,400,000,000Electronic Funds SourceWEXTransactionsAcquisition
6$1,200,000,000VirtustreamEMCSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
7$910,000,000Altegra HealthEmdeonTransactionsAcquisition
9$810,000,000TrustwaveSingtelSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$700,000,000AcanoCiscoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11$687,000,000Menulog GroupJust EatTransactionsAcquisition
13$589,000,000Yemeksepeti Delivery HeroTransactionsAcquisition
14$534,000,000iPropertyREA GroupTransactionsAcquisition
15$500,000,0001010dataAdvanceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16$453,000,000LancopeCiscoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$360,000,000Ticket MonsterKKR ConsortiumEcommerceAcquisition
20$350,000,000Annapurna LabsAmazonSoftware & ServicesAcquisition

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)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$350,000,000Annapurna LabsAmazonSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
2$200,000,000Panaya InfosysSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
3$143,500,000AccelaConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
4$140,000,000XeroAccel Partners, Matrix Capital ManagementSoftware & ServicesInvestment
5$125,000,000kCuraICONIQ CapitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
6$115,000,000Sigfox UndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
7$95,000,000Planet Labs ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
8$80,000,000MongoDBConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
9$56,000,000AntuitGoldman Sachs, Zodius CapitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
10$50,000,000VMTurboConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
11$50,000,000Silent Circle UndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
12$45,500,000UserTesting Accel Partners, OpenView Venture PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
13$43,000,000ScienceLogicIntel Capital, NEA, Goldman SachsSoftware & ServicesInvestment
14$42,000,000Avalara Technology Crossover VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
15$40,100,000Ionic Security ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
16$40,000,000Stack ExchangeConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
17$40,000,000Saltside Technologies ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
18$40,000,000Qumulo ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
19$40,000,000InstructureConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
20$38,800,000Ruby ReceptionistsUpdata Partners, StepStone GroupSoftware & ServicesInvestment

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)

Top 20 Rest of the World Deals for February 2015

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$350,000,000Annapurna LabsAmazonSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
2$171,117,750Talabat.comRocket InternetTransactionsAcquisition
3$50,000,000Moovit ConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
5$20,000,000EarlySenseConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
6$20,000,000ironSource Access IndustriesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
7$18,000,000Team8ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
8$10,500,000Applicaster Pitango Venture Capital, 83NorthMediaInvestment
9$7,000,000JamppConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
10$5,000,000Insert ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
11$4,200,000WebyClip ConsortiumMarketingInvestment
12$2,500,000Colu ConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
13$1,200,000Knowmail ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
14$1,100,000BitPesa ConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
15UndisclosedVisualead Alibaba GroupSoftware & ServicesInvestment
17UndisclosedSaguna NetworksSoftBank Ventures Korea Corp., Akamai TechnologiesMobile & AppsInvestment
18UndisclosedContaAzulConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
19UndisclosedSinDelantal.MxJust EatTransactionsInvestment

More information

  1. Amazon buys secretive chip maker Annapurna Labs for $350 million (Extreme Tech)
  2. Rocket Internet Acquires Talabat.com for €150M (FinSMEs)
  3. Moovit Closes $50M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  4. ClickTale Receives $35M Growth Equity Investment (FinSMEs)
  5. EarlySense Completes $20M Financing (FinSMEs)
  6. ironSource Raises $20M (FinSMEs)
  7. Team8 Raises $18M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. Second Screen TV Apps Startup Applicaster Pulls In $10.5M Series B Funding (TechCrunch)
  9. Jampp Raises $7M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Insert Raises $5M in Seed Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  11. WebyClip Raises $4.2M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Colu Raises $2.5M (FinSMEs)
  13. Knowmail Raises $1.2M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. BitPesa Raises $1.1m in Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Visualead Secures Series B Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  16. foodpanda Acquires 8 Competitors in Asia and Middle East (FinSMEs)
  17. Saguna Networks Closes Investment Round (FinSMEs)
  18. ContaAzul Raises Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  19. Just Eat Acquires Mexican Online Take-Out Ordering Service SinDelantal.Mx (TechCrunch)