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Top 20 Hardware & Infrastructure Deals for December 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $31,000,000,000 ARM SoftBank Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $5,900,000,000 Brocade Communications Systems Inc Broadcom Limited Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $1,080,000,000 LeEco Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
4 $925,275,000 Heptagon ams AG Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $600,000,000 LeEco Yueting Jia Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
6 $449,000,000 BYD Samsung Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
7 $259,716,000 Eir GIC Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
8 $200,000,000 Altair Sony Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $195,092,000 Withings Nokia Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $150,000,000 Velodyne LIDAR Ford Motor Company, Baidu Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
11 $120,000,000 Chehejia Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
12 $120,000,000 Thalmic Labs Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
13 $106,970,000 Devialet Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
14 $100,000,000 Ubtech CITIC Securities, CDH Investments Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
15 $93,000,000 CVRx Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
16 $90,000,000 Yi Technology Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
17 $85,000,000 sonnen Envision Energy, Thomas Putter Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
18 $68,000,000 Rightware Oy Thundersoft Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
19 $61,200,000 Ring Richard Branson
, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
20 $57,000,000 Barefoot Networks Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment

More information

  1. SoftBank completes $31 billion acquisition of ARM (The Verge)
  2. Broadcom Limited to Acquire Brocade Communications Systems Inc. for $5.9 Billion (Broadcom)
  3. LeEco raises $1.08b in funding for electric car hoping to compete with Tesla (SCMP)
  4. Austria’s ams acquires Heptagon for up to €845 million to become a worldwide leader in optical sensing (TechEU)
  5. LeEco secures $600M in fresh funding as financial issues reportedly halt electric car project (TechCrunch)
  6. Samsung Invests $449 Million in Buffett-Backed Carmaker BYD (Bloomberg)
  7. Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC to acquire stake in Eir (Silicon Republic)
  8. Sony buys Israeli chip manufacturer Altair for US$200 million (e27)
  9. Nokia to Acquire Withings, for €170M (FinSMEs)
  10. FORD TARGETS FULLY AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE FOR RIDE SHARING IN 2021; INVESTS IN NEW TECH COMPANIES, DOUBLES SILICON VALLEY TEAM (Ford)
  11. ‘China’s Elon Musk’ just raised $120m to disrupt the auto industry (Tech In Asia)
  12. Thalmic Labs’ Next Phase: Announcing $120M USD in Series B Funding (Medium)
  13. Devialet Raises €100M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. CDH Investments Leads $100M Round In Robot Maker Ubtech (China Money Network)
  15. CVRx Secures $113M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  16. Yi Technology sets sights on drone sector after raising $90m (Financial Times)
  17. sonnen Raises $85M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. OS builder Thundersoft buys UI maker Rightware for $68M to expand in automotive (TechCrunch)
  19. Internet of rings: Smart doorbell startup raises $61.2M, launches sleeker $250 Pro device (VentureBeat)
  20. Chipmaking startup Barefoot Networks raises $57M (Sillicon Valley Business Journal)

Top 20 Acquisitions for December 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $31,000,000,000 ARM SoftBank Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $26,200,000,000 LinkedIn Microsoft Media Acquisition
3 $9,300,000,000 NetSuite Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
4 $5,900,000,000 Brocade Communications Systems Inc Broadcom Limited Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $4,650,000,000 Blue Coat Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
6 $4,400,000,000 Starz Lions Gate Media Acquisition
7 $4,300,000,000 Rackspace Apollo Software & Services Acquisition
8 $3,000,000,000 Jet.com Wal-Mart Ecommerce Acquisition
9 $2,900,000,000 Neustar Golden Gate Capital Marketing Acquisition
10 $2,800,000,000 Deltek Roper Technologies Software & Services Acquisition
11 $2,800,000,000 Demandware Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
12 $2,400,000,000 Blue Coat Systems Bain Capital Software & Services Acquisition
13 $2,300,000,000 LifeLock Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
14 $1,960,000,000 Polycom Mitel Software & Services Acquisition
15 $1,800,000,000 Marketo Vista Equity Partners Marketing Acquisition
16 $1,790,000,000 Host Europe Group GoDaddy Software & Services Acquisition
17 $1,700,000,000 Skyscanner Ctrip Transactions Acquisition
18 $1,600,000,000 Wind Mobile SunShaw Mobile & Apps Acquisition
19 $1,560,000,000 Penton Informa Software & Services Acquisition
20 $1,400,000,000 Jasper Technologies Cisco Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  1. SoftBank completes $31 billion acquisition of ARM (The Verge)
  2. Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion (The Wall Street Journal)
  3. Oracle Buys NetSuite for $9.3 Billion (FinSMEs)
  4. Broadcom Limited to Acquire Brocade Communications Systems Inc. for $5.9 Billion (Broadcom)
  5. Symantec to Acquire Web Security Company Blue Coat, for approx. $4.65 Billion (FinSMEs)
  6. Lions Gate Agrees to Buy Starz in $4.4 Billion Deal (The Wall Street Journal)
  7. Rackspace to go private after $4.3B acquisition by private equity firm Apollo (TechCrunch)
  8. Wal-Mart Stores to Acquire Jet.com, for $3 Billion (FinSMEs)
  9. Neustar to Go Private in $2.9 Billion Deal (Fortune)
  10. Herndon software company Deltek acquired for $2.8 billion (WTOP)
  11. Salesforce buys Demandware for $2.8B, taking a big step into e-commerce (TechCrunch)
  12. Bain Capital to Buy Blue Coat Systems (The Wall Street Journal)
  13. Symantec Buys Out Identity Protection Firm LifeLock for $2.3 Billion (eweek)
  14. Mitel buys Polycom for $1.96B in enterprise communications consolidation play (TechCrunch)
  15. Vista Equity Partners buys marketing automation giant Marketo for $1.8B in cash (TechCrunch)
  16. GoDaddy acquires rival Host Europe Group for $1.79 billion to grow its global footprint (VentureBeat)
  17. Ctrip Acquires Skyscanner for $1.7 Billion to Expand Bookings (China Money Network)
  18. Shaw completes $1.6 billion acquisition of wireless carrier Wind Mobile (Vancouver Sun)
  19. Britain’s Informa to boost U.S. presence with Penton deal (Reuters)
  20. Cisco Takes A Leap In IoT With Jasper Acquisition (Forbes)

Google acquires Cronologics

Commentary

As part of its plans to launch its Android Wear 2.0 in 2017, Google has acquired Cronologics, a startup that specialises in developing operating systems for wearable devices. Cronologics is the company behind the OS of the CoWatch, an Android-powered smartwatch that has Amazon’s voice-activated Alexa personal assistant software built-in. For Google, Cronologics is a logical partner to build its next-generation Android Wear. The Cronologics OS is already fully compatible with Android, and Google may want to use this technology to advance its Android Wear’s voice recognition capabilities as well as enable it to pair with other connected devices like the Google Home.

Top 20 Hardware & Infrastructure Deals for November 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $31,000,000,000 ARM SoftBank Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $5,900,000,000 Brocade Communications Systems Inc Broadcom Limited Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $1,080,000,000 LeEco Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
4 $925,275,000 Heptagon ams AG Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $600,000,000 LeEco Yueting Jia Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
6 $449,000,000 BYD Samsung Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
7 $259,716,000 Eir GIC Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
8 $200,000,000 Altair Sony Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $195,092,000 Withings Nokia Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $150,000,000 Velodyne LIDAR Ford Motor Company, Baidu Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
11 $120,000,000 Thalmic Labs Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
12 $120,000,000 Chehejia Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
13 $106,970,000 Devialet Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
14 $100,000,000 Ubtech CITIC Securities, CDH Investments Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
15 $93,000,000 CVRx Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
16 $90,000,000 Yi Technology Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
17 $85,000,000 sonnen Envision Energy, Thomas Putter Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
18 $61,200,000 Ring Richard Branson
, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
19 $57,000,000 Barefoot Networks Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
20 $57,000,000 tado° INVEN CAPITAL Hardware & Infrastructure Investment

More information

  1. SoftBank completes $31 billion acquisition of ARM (The Verge)
  2. Broadcom Limited to Acquire Brocade Communications Systems Inc. for $5.9 Billion (Broadcom)
  3. LeEco raises $1.08b in funding for electric car hoping to compete with Tesla (SCMP)
  4. Austria’s ams acquires Heptagon for up to €845 million to become a worldwide leader in optical sensing (TechEU)
  5. LeEco secures $600M in fresh funding as financial issues reportedly halt electric car project (TechCrunch)
  6. Samsung Invests $449 Million in Buffett-Backed Carmaker BYD (Bloomberg)
  7. Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC to acquire stake in Eir (Silicon Republic)
  8. Sony buys Israeli chip manufacturer Altair for US$200 million (e27)
  9. Nokia to Acquire Withings, for €170M (FinSMEs)
  10. FORD TARGETS FULLY AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE FOR RIDE SHARING IN 2021; INVESTS IN NEW TECH COMPANIES, DOUBLES SILICON VALLEY TEAM (Ford)
  11. Thalmic Labs’ Next Phase: Announcing $120M USD in Series B Funding (Medium)
  12. ‘China’s Elon Musk’ just raised $120m to disrupt the auto industry (Tech In Asia)
  13. Devialet Raises €100M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. CDH Investments Leads $100M Round In Robot Maker Ubtech (China Money Network)
  15. CVRx Secures $113M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  16. Yi Technology sets sights on drone sector after raising $90m (Financial Times)
  17. sonnen Raises $85M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Internet of rings: Smart doorbell startup raises $61.2M, launches sleeker $250 Pro device (VentureBeat)
  19. Chipmaking startup Barefoot Networks raises $57M (Sillicon Valley Business Journal)
  20. Smart Home Vendor tado° Raises $23 Million to Fuel US Expansion, Bringing Funding Total to $57 Million to Date (PR Newswire)