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Top 20 Acquisitions for May 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$19,000,000,000WhatsAppFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
2$3,200,000,000Nest LabsGoogleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$3,000,000,000Beats ElectronicsAppleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$2,300,000,000IBM (x86-based server business)LenovoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
5$2,000,000,000Oculus VRFacebookHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
6$1,650,000,000Mercury Payment VantivTransactionsAcquisition
7$1,500,000,000AirWatchVMWareMobile & AppsAcquisition
8$930,000,000All3MediaDiscovery, Liberty GlobalMarketingAcquisition
9$930,000,000TravelClickThoma BravoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$900,000,000Viber MediaRakutenMobile & AppsAcquisition
11$804,000,000ChinaVision Media GroupAlibabaMediaAcquisition
13$500,000,000Deep MindGoogleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$500,000,000Maker StudiosThe Walt Disney CompanyMediaAcquisition
15$360,000,000CheckIntuitMobile & AppsAcquisition
16$260,000,000Ticket MonsterGrouponTransactionsAcquisition
18$200,000,000CyveraPalo Alto NetworksSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$175,000,000InktankRed HatSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
20$165,000,000Bash GamingGSN GamesGamesAcquisition

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  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  3. Apple finally confirms its $3B acquisition of Beats Electronics (VentureBeat)
  4. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  5. Facebook is buying Oculus for $2B to ‘get ready for the platform of tomorrow’ (VentureBeat)
  6. Vantiv Buys Mercury Payment From Silver Lake for $1.65 Billion (Bloomberg)
  7. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  8. Discovery, Liberty Global Acquire All3Media in $930 Million Deal (Variety)
  9. Thoma Bravo Completes $930 Million Acquisition of TravelClick (Hotel News Resource)
  10. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  11. Alibaba Pays $804M To Take Majority Stake In TV And Movie Producer ChinaVision (TechCrunch)
  12. Australia’s Seek to Buy Jobstreet in $524 Million Deal (Wall Street Journal)
  13. Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M (TechCrunch)
  14. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)
  15. Intuit Buys Check App for $360 Million (Fox Business)
  16. Groupon’s $260M Acquisition Of Ticket Monster From LivingSocial Has Closed (TechCrunch)
  17. The $425M LegalZoom deal is a win for VCs, but less exciting for the company or LA (PandoDaily)
  18. Palo Alto Networks Acquires Cyvera for $200M (FinSMEs)
  19. Inktank Acquired For $175M By Red Hat (Socaltech)
  20. GSN’s $165M Bash Gaming Acquisition Nets 100X Return For Investors (TechCrunch)