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Top 20 Acquisitions for August 2014

 

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $19,000,000,000 WhatsApp Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $9,670,032,000 Ono Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $5,700,000,000 TW Telecom Level 3 Software & Services Acquisition
4 $5,300,000,000 MICROS Systems Oracle Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $3,500,000,000 Trulia Zillow Transactions Acquisition
6 $3,200,000,000 Nest Labs Google Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $3,000,000,000 Beats Electronics Apple Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $2,000,000,000 Oculus VR Facebook Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $1,650,000,000 Mercury Payment Vantiv Transactions Acquisition
11 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
12 $1,100,000,000 Fusion-io SanDisk Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $970,000,000 Twitch Amazon Games Acquisition
14 $930,000,000 All3Media Discovery, Liberty Global Marketing Acquisition
15 $930,000,000 TravelClick Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
16 $900,000,000 Viber Media Rakuten Mobile & Apps Acquisition
17 $804,000,000 ChinaVision Media Group Alibaba Media Acquisition
18 $752,000,000 iParadigms Insight Venture Partners Software & Services Acquisition
19 $658,969,500 Wotif Expedia Transactions Acquisition
20 $613,872,000 Tele2 Teliasonera Mobile & Apps Acquisition

More information

  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. Vodafone completes €7.2 billion acquisition of Ono (Vodafone)
  3. Level 3 Agrees to Buy TW Telecom in $5.7 Billion Deal (Bloomberg)
  4. Oracle buys MICROS Systems for $5.3 billion (ZDNet)
  5. Zillow To Acquire Trulia In $3.5B Stock-For-Stock Deal (TechCrunch)
  6. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  7. Apple finally confirms its $3B acquisition of Beats Electronics (VentureBeat)
  8. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  9. Facebook is buying Oculus for $2B to ‘get ready for the platform of tomorrow’ (VentureBeat)
  10. Vantiv Buys Mercury Payment From Silver Lake for $1.65 Billion (Bloomberg)
  11. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  12. SanDisk to acquire Fusion-io for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  13. THE NEWS WRAP: Amazon acquires game streaming platform Twitch for $970 million (StartupSmart)
  14. Discovery, Liberty Global Acquire All3Media in $930 Million Deal (Variety)
  15. Thoma Bravo Completes $930 Million Acquisition of TravelClick (Hotel News Resource)
  16. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  17. Alibaba Pays $804M To Take Majority Stake In TV And Movie Producer ChinaVision (TechCrunch)
  18. Acquisition of iParadigms for $752 Million Led by Insight Venture Partners (Turnitin)
  19. Expedia, Inc. Announces Agreement To Acquire Wotif Group (The Wall Street Journal)
  20. Teliasonera acquires Tele2 Norway for €450 million after regulatory “failure” (European Communications)

Top 20 Hardware & Infrastructure Deals for 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $9,670,032,000 Ono Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $5,300,000,000 MICROS Systems Oracle Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $3,200,000,000 Nest Labs Google Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $3,000,000,000 Beats Electronics Apple Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $2,000,000,000 Oculus VR Facebook Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $1,100,000,000 Fusion-io SanDisk Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $555,000,000 Dropcam Google/Nest Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $475,000,000 Renesas SP Drivers Synaptics Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $328,500,000 ISSC Technologies Corporation Microchip Technology Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $120,000,000 Proteus Digital Health Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
12 $107,000,000 FX Networks Vocus Communications Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $100,000,000 Basis Science Intel Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $75,000,000 Tintri Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
15 $70,000,000 NJOY Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
16 $70,000,000 Sungevity Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
17 $60,000,000 Beats Music Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
18 $57,000,000 Simplisafe Sequoia Capital Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
19 $52,000,000 Proteus Digital Health Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
20 $37,000,000 mCube Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment

More information

  1. Vodafone completes €7.2 billion acquisition of Ono (Vodafone)
  2. Oracle buys MICROS Systems for $5.3 billion (ZDNet)
  3. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  4. Apple finally confirms its $3B acquisition of Beats Electronics (VentureBeat)
  5. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  6. Facebook is buying Oculus for $2B to ‘get ready for the platform of tomorrow’ (VentureBeat)
  7. SanDisk to acquire Fusion-io for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  8. Google and Nest Acquire Dropcam For $555 Million (TechCrunch)
  9. Synaptics announces acquisition of Japan’s Renesas SP Drivers (The China Post)
  10. Microchip Technology about to acquire Taiwanese tech company for $328.5M (Phoenix Business Journal)
  11. Proteus Digital Health Raises $120M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Vocus Communications to buy NZ’s FX Networks (The Australian)
  13. Basis Goes To Intel For Around $100M (TechCrunch)
  14. Tintri Raises $75M in Series E Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. NJOY Raises over $70M (FinSMEs)
  16. Sungevity Raises $70M in Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  17. Beats Music Raises $60 Million in Funding (Billboard)
  18. SimpliSafe gets $57 million in funding from Sequoia Capital (FinSMEs)
  19. Proteus Digital Health raises another $52 million for sensor-enabled pharmaceuticals (Mobile Health News)
  20. mCube Closes $37M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)

Should we be afraid of Lenovo?

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Should we be afraid of Lenovo?

Amidst the rising tension between China and the US, Lenovo Group, China’s largest PC vendor has acquired IBM’s x86-based server business for $2.3 billion. The acquisition comes almost a decade after Lenovo purchased IBM’s ThinkPad business for $1.75 billion. This latest deal, considered the biggest acquisition by Lenovo, is in line with IBM’s effort to shift its business to software and services. Gerry Smith, Lenovo’s President for North America, sees a “great marriage” that will leverage the strength of both companies. Critics, however, see them more as frenemies as the deal still needs to be cleared by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS), which protects national security. Sensitive acquisitions involving Chinese companies face the toughest scrutiny by the CFIUS.

So what are the implications of this deal on the American market? If the deal is cleared by the CFIUS, there is a chance that Lenovo may lose a great number of IBM customers in the US due to spying concerns, though that may be offset by growing its business in its home market China. The companies that stand to lose are HP and Dell, IBM’s old rivals in the server business, as they will now face new competition that will surely be more aggressive when it comes to pricing.