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Top 20 Investments for December 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,530,000,000 Supercell SoftBank, GungHo Games Investment
2 $1,260,000,000 Brightstar SoftBank Software & Services Investment
3 $1,000,000,000 Blackberry Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
4 $810,000,000 Beidou China Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
5 $700,000,000 360Buy Ontario Teachers’ Retirement Fund, Kingdom Holdings Ecommerce Investment
6 $586,000,000 Sina Weibo Alibaba Media Investment
7 $450,000,000 SurveyMonkey Consortium Marketing Investment
8 $448,000,000 Sogou Tencent Media Investment
9 $324,000,000 The 41st Parameter Experian Software & Services Investment
10 $300,000,000 Answers.com Consortium Media Investment
11 $258,000,000 Uber Google Ventures, TPG Mobile & Apps Investment
12 $250,000,000 Spotify Technology Crossover Ventures Software & Services Investment
13 $250,000,000 Lazada Consortium Ecommerce Investment
14 $225,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
15 $206,000,000 ShopRunner Alibaba Ecommerce Investment
16 $200,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
17 $200,000,000 AirWatch Insight Venture Partners Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $200,000,000 Flipkart Consortium Ecommerce Investment
19 $200,000,000 Airbnb Founders Fund Transactions Investment
20 $196,500,000 Palantir Technologies Undisclosed Software & Services Investment

More information

  1. Supercell Receives $1.53BN Investment (FinSMEs)
  2. Brightstar Receives $1.26BN Investment from SoftBank (FinSMEs)
  3. Here’s the full list of companies that invested $1 billion into BlackBerry, plus interim CEO has a base salary of $1 million (Mobile Syrup)
  4. China Is Investing $810M In Beidou, A Navigation System It Hopes Will Eventually Rival GPS (Techcrunch)
  5. China’s 360Buy Unwraps Massive New Funding Round of $700 Million (Tech In Asia)
  6. Sina Weibo, China’s Equivalent of Facebook and Twitter, Gets $586M Investment From Alibaba (Techcrunch)
  7. SurveyMonkey Raises $800M in Debt and Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  8. Sogou Secured $448 million Investment from Tencent, will Merge Soso (Technode)
  9. Experian to buy 41st Parameter in $324m deal (The Financial Times)
  10. Q&A Platform Answers.com Raises More Cash, Buys Customer Experience Analytics Company ForeSee For Over $200M (TechCrunch)
  11. Uber Confirms That It Raised $258M From Google Ventures And TPG (Techcrunch)
  12. Technology Crossover Ventures Funds All Of Spotify’s $250M International Growth Round (TechCrunch)
  13. UK’s Tesco Starts ‘Close Cooperation’ With Samwers’ Rocket Internet, Leads $250M Round In Lazada (TechCrunch)
  14. Pinterest Does Another Massive Funding — $225 Million at $3.8 Billion Valuation (Confirmed) (All Things D)
  15. Alibaba leads $206M financing in Amazon rival ShopRunner (CNET)
  16. Pinterest Raises $200M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. AirWatch Raises $200 Million In Series A (Pulse 2)
  18. India E-Commerce Giant Flipkart Raises Another $200M From Existing Investors (Techcrunch)
  19. Airbnb’s Nate Blecharczyk Confirms It Raised A $200M Round Led By Founders Fund (TechCrunch)
  20. Palantir Technologies Raises $196.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Media Deals for December 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,100,000,000 Tumblr Yahoo Media Acquisition
2 $600,000,000 TSL Education TPG Media Acquisition
3 $586,000,000 Sina Weibo Alibaba Media Investment
4 $448,000,000 Sogou Tencent Media Investment
5 $370,000,000 PPS Baidu Media Acquisition
6 $300,000,000 Answers.com Consortium Media Investment
7 $250,000,000 Washington Post Jeff Bezos Media Acquisition
8 $225,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
9 $200,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
10 $79,000,000 Quirky Consortium Media Investment
11 $70,000,000 Boston Globe/ New England Media Group John Henry Media Acquisition
12 $60,000,000 Mobli Carlos Slim, América Móvil Media Investment
13 $60,000,000 Nextdoor Consortium Media Investment
14 $57,000,000 Qunar Consortium Media Investment
15 $50,000,000 Quixey Consortium Media Investment
16 $50,000,000 StreetEasy Zillow Media Acquisition
17 $50,000,000 Flipboard Consortium Media Investment
18 $50,000,000 Automattic Tiger Global Media Investment
19 $50,000,000 Glassdoor Consortium Media Investment
20 $41,000,000 Foursquare Undisclosed Media Investment

More information

  1. Confirmed: Yahoo! Acquires Tumblr for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  2. TPG Buys TSL, Owner Of The TES Connect Education Network, For Around $600M (Techcrunch)
  3. Sina Weibo, China’s Equivalent of Facebook and Twitter, Gets $586M Investment From Alibaba (Techcrunch)
  4. Sogou Secured $448 million Investment from Tencent, will Merge Soso (Technode)
  5. Baidu Confirms $370M Purchase Of PPS, Underscoring Online Video’s Importance For Internet Companies Around The World (Techcrunch)
  6. Q&A Platform Answers.com Raises More Cash, Buys Customer Experience Analytics Company ForeSee For Over $200M (TechCrunch)
  7. Jeff Bezos To Acquire The Washington Post For $250M (TechCrunch)
  8. Pinterest Does Another Massive Funding — $225 Million at $3.8 Billion Valuation (Confirmed) (All Things D)
  9. Pinterest Raises $200M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Quirky Raises $79M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. The New York Times Company Sells The Boston Globe (And Related Properties) For $70M (TechCrunch)
  12. Mobli Raises $60M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Nextdoor raises $60M to curb the crumbling of America’s neighborhoods (Venture Beat)
  14. Baidu, Hillhouse & GGV Reportedly Invest $57M In Qunar As The Chinese Travel Site Weathers A Boycott (Techcrunch)
  15. Quixey Raised $50M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Zillow Fills Out NYC Listings With $50M StreetEasy Acquisition, Plans Follow-On Offering Of 2.5M Shares For $228M (TechCrunch)
  17. Flipboard’s Mike McCue Confirms $50M Raise, Says Windows 8 App, More International Versions Coming By End Of Year (TechCrunch)
  18. WordPress parent company Automattic sees $50M investment from Tiger Global (Venturebeat)
  19. Glassdoor Closes $50M Financing (FinSMEs)
  20. Foursquare’s New $41M Round Helps It Delay Tricky Questions About Its Valuation (Techcrunch)

Top 20 North American Deals for December 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $2,700,000,000 Sourcefire Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $1,900,000,000 Verizon Wireless AT&T Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $1,260,000,000 Brightstar SoftBank Software & Services Investment
4 $1,100,000,000 Tumblr Yahoo Media Acquisition
5 $1,000,000,000 Blackberry Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
6 $1,000,000,000 Climate Corporation Monsanto Transactions Acquisition
7 $800,000,000 Trusteer IBM Software & Services Acquisition
8 $800,000,000 Braintree Ebay Transactions Acquisition
9 $780,000,000 Alltel AT&T Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $710,000,000 Mountain Cablevision Rogers Communications Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $685,000,000 Virident Western Digital Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $600,000,000 Intermec Honeywell International Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $475,000,000 Intucell Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
14 $450,000,000 SurveyMonkey Consortium Marketing Investment
15 $403,000,000 MakerBot Stratasys Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $380,000,000 Tensilica Cadence Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
17 $350,000,000 MoPub Twitter Marketing Acquisition
18 $324,000,000 The 41st Parameter Experian Software & Services Investment
19 $310,000,000 Aurora Networks Pace PLC Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
20 $300,000,000 Answers.com Consortium Media Investment

More information

  1. Cisco Acquires Cybersecurity Company Sourcefire For $2.7B (Techcrunch)
  2. AT&T Completes Acquisition of 700 MHz Spectrum from Verizon Wireless to Support 4G LTE (Market Watch Wall Street Journal)
  3. Brightstar Receives $1.26BN Investment from SoftBank (FinSMEs)
  4. Confirmed: Yahoo! Acquires Tumblr for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  5. Here’s the full list of companies that invested $1 billion into BlackBerry, plus interim CEO has a base salary of $1 million (Mobile Syrup)
  6. Monsanto’s feast: $1B Climate Corp acquisition shows the world is turning into 1s and 0s (Pandodaily)
  7. IBM Buys Israel/US Cybersecurity Specialist Trusteer For $800M-$1B (TechCrunch)
  8. EBay’s PayPal Acquires Payments Gateway Braintree For $800M In Cash (TechCrunch)
  9. AT&T Completes Alltel Acquisition (Yahoo Finance)
  10. Canadian Internet Provider Rogers Buys Mountain Cablevision, Wireless Spectrum Licenses From Shaw (Techcrunch)
  11. Can’t get enough of flashy upstarts, can you, WD? Firm pays $685m for Virident (The Register)
  12. Honeywell International Inc. (HON) Confirms Intermec Inc. (IN) Acquisition For About $600 Million (Pulse2.0)
  13. Cisco acquires Intucell for US$475m (SiliconRepublic)
  14. SurveyMonkey Raises $800M in Debt and Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  15. Stratasys Acquiring MakerBot In $403M Deal, Combined Company Will Likely Dominate 3D Printing Industry (Techcrunch)
  16. Cadence to Acquire Tensilica (Market Wire)
  17. Twitter + MoPub: Twitter just bought the digital ad exchange it wanted (VentureBeat)
  18. Experian to buy 41st Parameter in $324m deal (The Financial Times)
  19. Pace PLC Pace acquisition of Aurora Networks, Inc. (The Wall Street Journal)
  20. Q&A Platform Answers.com Raises More Cash, Buys Customer Experience Analytics Company ForeSee For Over $200M (TechCrunch)