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China’s Tsinghua Unigroup snags $22 billion


China is now taking an ambitious step towards becoming the world’s leading chipmaker. Last week, Tsinghua Unigroup, China’s top chip manufacturer, has amassed a staggering $22 billion of financing from China Development Bank. According to reports, the funds will be used for acquisitions as well as building a world-class conductor industry. Long been accused of grabbing global market shares in many industries, China’s rapidly growing semiconductor industry could pose a threat to American and Japanese chipmakers. According to Gartner, China will be a promising market for semiconductor investments starting this year as state-held companies (like Tsinghua Unigroup) aim to become strong players in the global semiconductor market.

Top 20 Rest of the World Deals for January 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $91,000,000 Golan Telecom Electra Consumer Products Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $80,000,000 Rounds Kik Mobile & Apps Acquisition
3 $56,000,000 AppsFlyer Consortium Marketing Investment
4 $20,000,000 HealthWatch Yiling Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
5 $15,000,000 CorePhotonics Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
6 $13,500,000 Earnix Consortium Software & Services Investment
7 $13,000,000 iyzico Consortium Transactions Investment
8 $11,600,000 VisIC Technologies Birch Investment Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
9 $6,000,000 Lumus Alibaba Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
10 $6,000,000 Secret Double Octopus Consortium Software & Services Investment
11 $5,000,000 Vezeeta.com Consortium Transactions Investment
12 $3,000,000 Flytrex Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
13 $2,500,000 Cybellum Blumberg Capital Software & Services Investment
14 $2,500,000 BitPesa Undisclosed Transactions Investment
15 $1,500,000 Sinemia Revo Capital Transactions Investment
16 $750,000 Jamii Africa Undisclosed Transactions Investment
17 $500,000 GradTrain Undisclosed Transactions Investment
18 $500,000 Ensibuuko Undisclosed Transactions Investment
19 Undisclosed Team8 Microsoft, Qualcomm Software & Services Investment
20 Undisclosed Abbi.io WalkMe Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  1. Electra Acquires Golan Telecom For $91 Million (News18)
  2. Kik snaps up video chat app maker Rounds for a reported $60-$80 million (TechCrunch)
  3. AppsFlyer Raises $56M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  4. Israeli HealthWatch – inspired by founder’s father’s heart attack – receives $20M to enter China (Geektime)
  5. Corephotonics raises $15 million from Samsung, Foxconn, MediaTek (Reuters)
  6. Israeli fintech co Earnix raises $13.5m (Globes)
  7. iyzico raises $13m in Series C round (212)
  8. VisIC Technologies Raises $11.6M (No Camels)
  9. Augmented reality lens maker Lumus conjures up a $6M investment from Alibaba (Geektime)
  10. Secret Double Octopus nabs $6M for a stronger, easier alternative to regular 2FA (TechCrunch)
  11. Vezeeta secures $5m for regional expansion (Daily News Egypt)
  12. Flytrex lands $3M to make drone delivery a thing (TechCrunch)
  13. Israeli cyber security co Cybellum raises $2.5m (Globes)
  14. BitPesa closes a $2.5M round to expand digital payments business beyond Africa (AppsAfrica)
  15. Movie ticket subscription service Sinemia raises $1.5 million for its US expansion (Tech.eu)
  16. Tanzania’s Jamii raises $750k funding for expansion (Disrupt Africa)
  17. Edtech Startup GradTrain Closes $500k Seed Financing (FinSMEs)
  18. Ensibuuko closes $500,000 worth of investment (Techjaja)
  19. Microsoft, Qualcomm back Israel’s Team8 cybersecurity firm (Reuters)
  20. WalkMe acquires Abbi.io to add mobile A/B testing and engagement (TechCrunch)

Top 20 North American Deals for January 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $3,700,000,000 AppDynamics Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
2 $1,100,000,000 CoverMyMeds McKesson Software & Services Acquisition
3 $1,000,000,000 Vantage Data Centers Digital Bridge Holdings Software & Services Acquisition
4 $800,000,000 Verily Temasek Holdings Software & Services Investment
5 $650,000,000 SimpliVity Hewlett Packard Enterprise Software & Services Acquisition
6 $425,000,000 Trello Atlassian Software & Services Acquisition
7 $250,000,000 Magento Commerce Hillhouse Capital Group Ecommerce Investment
8 $165,000,000 Tricentis Insight Venture Partners Software & Services Investment
9 $156,000,000 Centerfield Media H.I.G. Growth Partners Marketing Investment
10 $140,000,000 Proterra Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
11 $109,000,000 Ring Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
12 $100,000,000 PatientsLikeMe iCarbonX, Invus Transactions Investment
13 $90,000,000 Nuna Incorporated John Doerr, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Software & Services Investment
14 $83,500,000 eNom Tucows Software & Services Acquisition
15 $75,000,000 Kaminario Consortium Software & Services Investment
16 $70,000,000 ShoeBuy Jet.com Ecommerce Acquisition
17 $50,000,000 Upside.com Leucadia National, Red Ventures Transactions Investment
18 $50,000,000 Turbonomic General Atlantic Software & Services Investment
19 $45,000,000 Bitglass Consortium Software & Services Investment
20 $45,000,000 Aryaka Networks Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners, Third Point Ventures Software & Services Investment

More information

  1. Cisco to Buy Software Maker AppDynamics for $3.7 Billion (Bloomberg)
  2. McKesson to buy CoverMyMeds for $1.1 bln (PE HUB)
  3. Digital Bridge to acquire Vantage Data Centers for $1 billion – sources (Europe Breaking News)
  4. Alphabet’s health-tech company Verily gets $800 million from Singapore investment firm Temasek (VentureBeat)
  5. HPE acquires SimpliVity for $650M in cash (TechCrunch)
  6. Atlassian to Acquire Trello, for $425M (FinSMEs)
  7. Magento Commerce scores $250 mln from Hillhouse (PE HUB)
  8. Tricentis Raises $165M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Centerfield Secures $156 Million in Financing And Acquires Performance Marketing Leader Qology Direct (Multi Channel News)
  10. This electric bus company just raised $140 million (TechCrunch)
  11. Ring raises $109M to help build safer neighbourhoods, sights still set on IPO (TechCrunch)
  12. PatientsLikeMe secures $100M, partners with health data company iCarbonX (Mobi Health News)
  13. Nuna Raises over $90m in Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. eNom Acquired By Tucows for $83.5 Million (The Hosting News)
  15. Kaminario Raises $75M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Jet.com Grabs ShoeBuy for $70M as Walmart Expands E-Commerce Arsenal (Xconomy)
  17. Business Travel Startup Upside Raises $50 Million at $200 Million Valuation (Skift)
  18. The Former CIO Of GE Just Led A $50M Bet On Cloud Company Turbonomic (Forbes)
  19. Singtel Innov8, Australia’s Future Fund participate in Bitglass’ $45m Series C (Deal Street Asia)
  20. Fast-growing Milpitas networking startup raises $45M (SiliconValley Business Journal)

Top 20 European Deals for January 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $333,684,900 Immediate Media Co. Hubert Burda Media Media Acquisition
2 $106,099,000 Linkem BlackRock Transactions Investment
3 $100,000,000 Funding Circle Consortium Transactions Investment
4 $48,622,200 Funding Circle British Business Bank Transactions Investment
5 $37,076,100 Hotcourses Group IDP Education Software & Services Acquisition
6 $32,209,200 Raisin Consortium Transactions Investment
7 $28,000,000 ReviewPro Undisclosed Software & Services Acquisition
8 $20,000,000 Babel Systems InvestCloud Software & Services Acquisition
9 $20,000,000 Spotcap Heartland Bank Transactions Investment
10 $17,506,335 Starship Technologies Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
11 $14,968,299 EasyMile Alstom Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
12 $14,849,100 NA-KD.com Northzone, eEquity Ecommerce Investment
13 $14,000,000 Seerene Earlybird Venture Capital, Lakestar Software & Services Investment
14 $12,155,550 Virtual1 Business Growth Fund Software & Services Investment
15 $12,000,000 Fuse Alliance Venture, Northzone Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $11,736,540 eSmart Systems Kongsberg Gruppen Software & Services Investment
17 $11,379,280 Offerta Alfvén & Didrikson Transactions Acquisition
18 $10,589,750 Campanda Consortium Transactions Investment
19 $10,000,000 Monese Consortium Transactions Investment
20 $9,862,095 TyresOnTheDrive.com Consortium Transactions Investment

More information

  1. Germany’s Hubert Burda Media buys Radio Times and other UK magazines for £270m (City A.M.)
  2. Linkem Announces €100 Million Equity Investment to Accelerate Growth (Business Wire)
  3. P2P lending site Funding Circle raises another $100M led by Accel (TechCrunch)
  4. P2P lender gets £40m boost from UK government (Finextra)
  5. IDP Education acquires Hotcourses Group for £30m (The Pie News)
  6. Raisin secures €30 million in Series C funding round (Tech.eu)
  7. ReviewPro takes $28 million investment from Chinese hotel IT group (Tnooz)
  8. InvestCloud Acquires Babel Systems, for $20M (FinSMEs)
  9. Spotcap Australia raises $20 million funding facility from New Zealand’s Heartland Bank to expand (StartupDaily)
  10. Starship Technologies Raises €16.5M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Alstom invests in EasyMile, a start-up developing electric driverless shuttles (Alstrom)
  12. NA-KD Raises €14M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Seerene Raises a $14 Million Series A to Make CIOs Heroes in the Boardroom (Seerene)
  14. Virtual1 Secures £10m Investment from BGF (FinSMEs)
  15. UX tool suite Fuse raises $12M to make apps prettier and more productive (TechCrunch)
  16. eSmart Systems Receives NOK100M Investment from Kongsberg Digital (FinSMEs)
  17. Jens Nilsson sells its Offerta to Alfvén & Didrikson 100 million (Breakit)
  18. Campanda Raises €10M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Monese raises $10M Series A for its banking app targeting immigrants and expats (TechCrunch)