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Top 20 North American Deals for October 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $130,000,000,000 Verizon Wireless Verizon Communications Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $24,900,000,000 Dell Michael Dell, Silver Lake Partners Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $7,200,000,000 Molex Koch Industries Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $2,700,000,000 Sourcefire Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $1,900,000,000 Verizon Wireless (select assets) AT&T Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $1,260,000,000 Brightstar SoftBank Software & Services Investment
7 $1,100,000,000 Tumblr Yahoo Media Acquisition
8 $1,000,000,000 Climate Corporation Monsanto Transactions Acquisition
9 $800,000,000 Trusteer IBM Software & Services Acquisition
10 $800,000,000 Braintree Ebay Transactions Acquisition
11 $780,000,000 Alltel AT&T Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $710,000,000 Mountain Cablevision Rogers Communications Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $685,000,000 Virident Western Digital Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $600,000,000 Intermec Honeywell International Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
15 $475,000,000 Intucell Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
16 $450,000,000 SurveyMonkey Consortium Marketing Investment
17 $403,000,000 MakerBot Stratasys Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
18 $380,000,000 Tensilica Cadence Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
19 $350,000,000 MoPub Twitter Mobile & Apps Acquisition
20 $324,000,000 The 41st Parameter Experian Software & Services Investment

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  1. Verizon Takes Full Grip of Verizon Wireless in $130B Deal with Vodafone (Xconomy)
  2. Dell shareholders approve buyout by founder Michael Dell (BBC)
  3. Koch brothers move into electronics with $7.2 billion Molex deal (Reuters)
  4. Cisco Acquires Cybersecurity Company Sourcefire For $2.7B (Techcrunch)
  5. AT&T Completes Acquisition of 700 MHz Spectrum from Verizon Wireless to Support 4G LTE (Market Watch Wall Street Journal)
  6. Brightstar Receives $1.26BN Investment from SoftBank (FinSMEs)
  7. Confirmed: Yahoo! Acquires Tumblr for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  8. Monsanto’s feast: $1B Climate Corp acquisition shows the world is turning into 1s and 0s (Pandodaily)
  9. IBM Buys Israel/US Cybersecurity Specialist Trusteer For $800M-$1B (TechCrunch)
  10. EBay’s PayPal Acquires Payments Gateway Braintree For $800M In Cash (TechCrunch)
  11. AT&T Completes Alltel Acquisition (Yahoo Finance)
  12. Canadian Internet Provider Rogers Buys Mountain Cablevision, Wireless Spectrum Licenses From Shaw (Techcrunch)
  13. Can’t get enough of flashy upstarts, can you, WD? Firm pays $685m for Virident (The Register)
  14. Honeywell International Inc. (HON) Confirms Intermec Inc. (IN) Acquisition For About $600 Million (Pulse2.0)
  15. Cisco acquires Intucell for US$475m (SiliconRepublic)
  16. SurveyMonkey Raises $800M in Debt and Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  17. Stratasys Acquiring MakerBot In $403M Deal, Combined Company Will Likely Dominate 3D Printing Industry (Techcrunch)
  18. Cadence to Acquire Tensilica (Market Wire)
  19. Twitter + MoPub: Twitter just bought the digital ad exchange it wanted (VentureBeat)
  20. Experian to buy 41st Parameter in $324m deal (The Financial Times)