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Top 20 European Deals for May 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $3,300,000,000 Bureau van Dijk Moody’s Media Acquisition
2 $1,000,000,000 Outfit7 United Luck Group Holdings Games Acquisition
3 $502,000,000 Improbable Consortium Software & Services Investment
4 $425,100,150 Delivery Hero Naspers Transactions Investment
5 $400,000,000 Microvast Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
6 $370,000,000 Comptel Nokia Software & Services Acquisition
7 $333,684,900 Immediate Media Co. Hubert Burda Media Media Acquisition
8 $250,000,000 Social Point Take-Two Interactive Software Games Acquisition
9 $219,000,000 32Red Kindred Group Games Acquisition
10 $205,000,000 BI-SAM Technologies FactSet Software & Services Acquisition
11 $124,000,000 SMS Management & Technology DWS Software & Services Acquisition
12 $120,334,500 Kreditech Holding PayU Transactions Investment
13 $106,795,000 Picnic Consortium Ecommerce Investment
14 $106,099,000 Linkem BlackRock Transactions Investment
15 $103,304,000 Claranet Tikehau Capital Advisors Software & Services Investment
16 $102,000,000 Atom Bank Consortium Transactions Investment
17 $100,000,000 Funding Circle Consortium Transactions Investment
18 $100,000,000 Cabify Consortium Transactions Investment
19 $95,814,900 Version 1 Volpi Capital Software & Services Investment
20 $95,458,510 PCA Predict GBGroup Software & Services Acquisition

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  1. Moody’s Corp to buy Bureau van Dijk for about $3.3 billion (Reuters)
  2. Chinese group buys Talking Tom app maker Outfit7 for $1b (Deal Street Asia)
  3. London-based AI and simulation start-up Improbable bags $502m in funding from SoftBank (Computing)
  4. Naspers invests €387M in European food delivery business Delivery Hero (TechCrunch)
  5. CITIC Securities Leads $400M Round In EV Battery Maker Microvast (China money network)
  6. Nokia to buy Comptel for $370M as it pushes deeper into carrier software (TechCrunch)
  7. Germany’s Hubert Burda Media buys Radio Times and other UK magazines for £270m (City A.M.)
  8. Take-Two buys Spain’s Social Point mobile game studio for at least $250 million (VentureBeat)
  9. Kindred to Buy 32Red for $219 Million in Latest Gaming Deal (Bloomberg)
  10. A Look At BISAM, The Market Research Company FactSet Bought For $205 Million (Bezinga)
  11. DWS to acquire SMS Management and Technology in $124M deal (ARN)
  12. Kreditech raises €110M from Naspers’ PayU in strategic financing partnership (TechCrunch)
  13. Dutch grocery delivery startup Picnic picks up historic €100mm funding round after only 1.5 years (The Next Web)
  14. Linkem Announces €100 Million Equity Investment to Accelerate Growth (Business Wire)
  15. Tikehau Capital to Invest £80 million in European Managed Hosting Group Claranet (Business Wire)
  16. Atom Bank raises $102M at $320M valuation for a mobile-only bank for millennials (TechCrunch)
  17. P2P lending site Funding Circle raises another $100M led by Accel (TechCrunch)
  18. Cabify nets $100M to take on Uber in Latin America, reportedly raising $400M more (TechCrunch)
  19. Version 1 raises €90m to boost expansion (The Independent.ie)
  20. GB Group agrees to a acquire PCA Predict for £73.85m (Digital Look)

Top 20 Games Deals in May 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,000,000,000 Outfit7 United Luck Group Holdings Games Acquisition
2 $250,000,000 Social Point Take-Two Interactive Software Games Acquisition
3 $219,000,000 32Red Kindred Group Games Acquisition
4 $143,000,000 Seasun Tencent Holdings Games Investment
5 $100,000,000 DraftKings Undisclosed Games Investment
6 $92,000,000 Roblox Corporation Meritech Capital Partners, Index Ventures Games Investment
7 $90,000,000 Pocket Gems Tencent Holdings Games Investment
8 $75,000,000 Huya.com Consortium Games Investment
9 $62,064,750 Eyecon Playtech Games Acquisition
10 $58,204,680 Shinezone Consortium Games Investment
11 $55,800,000 Space Ape Games Supercell Games Acquisition
12 $20,000,000 GameMine Palisades Venture Capital Games Investment
13 $12,584,264 Stillfront Group Undisclosed Games Investment
14 $12,500,000 Gamevice Consortium Games Investment
15 $10,000,000 Avalanche Studios Nordisk Film Games Investment
16 $9,000,000 Legends of Learning Baltimore Angels Games Investment
17 $8,500,000 Disruptor Beam Romulus Capital, GrandBanks Capital Games Investment
18 $7,840,000 Fig Consortium Games Investment
19 $7,000,000 Fnatic Consortium Games Investment
20 $6,600,000 Yogome Consortium Games Investment

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  1. Chinese group buys Talking Tom app maker Outfit7 for $1b (Deal Street Asia)
  2. Take-Two buys Spain’s Social Point mobile game studio for at least $250 million (VentureBeat)
  3. Kindred to Buy 32Red for $219 Million in Latest Gaming Deal (Bloomberg)
  4. Tencent Makes USD143 Million Strategic Investment In Seasun (China Tech News)
  5. Dodgers’ Boehly Leads $100 Million DraftKings Investment (Bloomberg)
  6. Roblox Corporation snags $92 million investment round (Develop)
  7. Tencent doubles down on game studio Pocket Gems with $90M investment (TechCrunch)
  8. Ping An Insurance leads $75m Series A in video streaming platform Huya (Deal Street Asia)
  9. Playtech Buys Online Bingo Specialist Eyecon for £50m (Finance Magnates)
  10. Mobile and Browser Game Developer Shinezone Wins RMB 400 Mln Series B (Marbridge Consulting)
  11. Supercell acquires 62% of London’s Space Ape Games for $55.8M (TechCrunch)
  12. Mobile games publisher GameMine raises $20 million to expand globally (VentureBeat)
  13. Swedish game developer Stillfront receives €11.2 million bond loan (Tech.eu)
  14. Gamevice Raises US$12.5M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Mad Max developer Avalanche scores $10 million from Nordic film giant (VentureBeat)
  16. Legends of Learning raises $9 million for expansion (Balitmore Sun)
  17. ‘Star Trek Timelines’ game maker Disruptor Beam raises $8.5M (TechCrunch)
  18. Fig raises $7.8 million to expand game crowdfunding platform (VentureBeat)
  19. Teams from the NBA, MLB, and Italian soccer invested $7 million in esports team Fnatic (Business Insider )
  20. Yogome, a Mexican startup that makes educational games for kids, raises $6.6M (TechCrunch)

Top 20 Ecommerce Deals for May 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $3,350,000,000 Chewy.com PetSmart Ecommerce Acquisition
2 $1,400,000,000 Flipkart Tencent Holdings, eBay, Microsoft Ecommerce Investment
3 $250,000,000 Magento Commerce Hillhouse Capital Group Ecommerce Investment
4 $140,000,000 Skip Hop Carter’s Ecommerce Acquisition
5 $140,000,000 James Allen Francisco Partners Ecommerce Investment
6 $106,795,000 Picnic Consortium Ecommerce Investment
7 $100,000,000 MissFresh Consortium Ecommerce Investment
8 $70,000,000 ShoeBuy Jet.com Ecommerce Acquisition
9 $69,000,000 takealot.com Naspers Ecommerce Investment
10 $65,000,000 Spring Inc Consortium Ecommerce Investment
11 $51,000,000 Moosejaw Walmart Ecommerce Acquisition
12 $30,000,000 Traditional Medicinals The Builders Fund Ecommerce Investment
13 $24,000,000 The Bouqs Company Consortium Ecommerce Investment
14 $17,500,000 Snapdeal Consortium Ecommerce Investment
15 $14,849,100 NA-KD.com Northzone, eEquity Ecommerce Investment
16 $14,000,000 Ruigu Source Code Capital, Chengwei Capital Ecommerce Investment
17 $12,500,000 Rockets of Awesome Consortium Ecommerce Investment
18 $11,621,060 Kleding.nl Mitula Group Ecommerce Acquisition
19 $10,582,450 Monclick Unieuro Ecommerce Acquisition
20 $10,500,000 Amazon Pay (India) AMAZON CORPORATE HOLDINGS, Amazon Ecommerce Investment

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  1. PetSmart is acquiring Chewy.com for $3.35 billion in the largest e-commerce acquisition ever (Recode)
  2. Flipkart lands $1.4B from Microsoft, eBay, Tencent as India online retail battle with Amazon continues (Geekwire)
  3. Magento Commerce scores $250 mln from Hillhouse (PE HUB)
  4. BRIEF-Carter’s acquires Skip Hop Holdings for $140 mln in cash (Reuters)
  5. James Allen Owner Receives $140 Million Investment (JCK)
  6. Dutch grocery delivery startup Picnic picks up historic €100mm funding round after only 1.5 years (The Next Web)
  7. Lenovo Capital Co-Leads $100M Round In Miss Fresh (China Money Network)
  8. Jet.com Grabs ShoeBuy for $70M as Walmart Expands E-Commerce Arsenal (Xconomy)
  9. Naspers Invests $69 Million Into South African E-Commerce Business Takealot, Takes Its Shareholding To Over 50% (iAfrican)
  10. Fidelity is betting $65 million that the Spring app can be a department store of the future (Recode)
  11. Walmart acquires outdoor retailer Moosejaw for $51 million (TechCrunch)
  12. Builders Fund invests in Traditional Medicinals, closes on $30 mln (PE HUB)
  13. Flower delivery startup The Bouqs raises $24 million to grow past its many competitors (TechCrunch)
  14. Snapdeal founders, Nexus pump in $17.5m to tide things over (Tech In Asia)
  15. NA-KD Raises €14M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Chengwei Leads $14M Round In Electrical Hardware E-commerce Firm Ruigu (China Money Network)
  17. Rockets of Awesome, which sends parents curated boxes of kid apparel, just raised $12.5 million (TechCrunch)
  18. Fashiola and Kleding.nl acquired by Mitula Group for 11 million euros (Fashion United)
  19. Unieuro Acquires Monclick, for €10M (FinSMEs)
  20. Amazon injects $10.5 mn into India payments arm (VCCircle)

Top 20 Hardware & Infrastructure Deals for May 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $22,000,000,000 Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd. China Development Bank Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
2 $600,000,000 NIO Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
3 $400,000,000 Microvast Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
4 $180,000,000 Mobvoi Inc. Volkswagen Group Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
5 $140,000,000 Proterra Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
6 $109,000,000 Ring Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
7 $100,000,000 View TIAA Investments Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
8 $91,000,000 Golan Telecom Electra Consumer Products Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $60,000,000 Lytro Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
10 $60,000,000 Valens Semiconductor Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
11 $58,000,000 Royole Corporation Zhongtai Chuanghui Equity Investment Fund Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
12 $43,000,000 Canaan Jinjiang International, Tunlan Investment Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
13 $41,000,000 OrCam Technologies Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
14 $36,000,000 Luminar Technologies Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
15 $30,000,000 Gilo Industries Kuang-Chi Group Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
16 $30,000,000 Autotalks Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
17 $29,000,000 Shanghai Flashhold Technology Cainiao Network, SB China Venture Capital Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
18 $29,000,000 Echodyne Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
19 $27,000,000 Esencia Technologies Inc. L&T Technology Services Ltd. Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
20 $24,000,000 ChargePoint Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment

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  1. China’s Largest Chipmaker Secures $22 Billion to Expand Globally (Bloomberg)
  2. Tencent, Baidu Lead $600M Round In Chinese Electric Vehicle Maker NIO (China Money Network)
  3. CITIC Securities Leads $400M Round In EV Battery Maker Microvast (China money network)
  4. Volkswagen invests $180m in Google-backed Chinese startup Mobvoi Inc. (Deal Street Asia)
  5. This electric bus company just raised $140 million (TechCrunch)
  6. Ring raises $109M to help build safer neighbourhoods, sights still set on IPO (TechCrunch)
  7. View Raises $100 Million for Smart Windows (WSJ – ATD)
  8. Electra Acquires Golan Telecom For $91 Million (News18)
  9. Lytro Raises $60M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Israeli car chip co Valens raises $60m (Globes)
  11. Chinese Rollable Display Firm Royole Raises $58M From Beijing Investment Firm (China Money Network)
  12. Jin Jiang International Joins $43M Round In Chinese AI Chip Maker Canaan (China Money Network)
  13. Artificial vision co OrCam raises $41m (globes.co.il)
  14. Luminar reveals sensors that could make self-driving cars safer than human (TechCrunch)
  15. Dorset-based aeropsace tech startup Gilo Industries raises $30m (Tech City News)
  16. Israeli vehicle communications company Autotalks raises $30 million (Tech.eu)
  17. Cainiao, SBCVC Lead $29M Round In Chinese Logistic Robot Firm Flashhold (China Money Network)
  18. Echodyne Raises $29 Million Series B to Bring “Radar Vision” to Autonomous Vehicles, Drones and Machines (Business Wire)
  19. L&T Tech to acquire Silicon Valley-based Esencia for $27 mn (VC Circle)
  20. ChargePoint Raises Another $24 Million for European Expansion—and Possibly Flying Cars (Greentech Media)