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Top 20 Deals for 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $19,000,000,000 WhatsApp Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $5,700,000,000 TW Telecom Level 3 Software & Services Acquisition
3 $5,300,000,000 MICROS Systems Oracle Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $3,200,000,000 Nest Labs Google Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $3,000,000,000 Beats Electronics Apple Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $2,000,000,000 Oculus VR Facebook Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $1,650,000,000 Mercury Payment Vantiv Transactions Acquisition
9 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
10 $1,200,000,000 Uber Consortium Transactions Investment
11 $1,100,000,000 Fusion-io SanDisk Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $930,000,000 All3Media Discovery, Liberty Global Marketing Acquisition
13 $930,000,000 TravelClick Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
14 $900,000,000 Viber Media Rakuten Mobile & Apps Acquisition
15 $804,000,000 ChinaVision Media Group Alibaba Media Acquisition
16 $752,000,000 iParadigms Insight Venture Partners Software & Services Acquisition
17 $555,000,000 Dropcam Google/Nest Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
18 $523,500,000 Jobstreet Seek Transactions Acquisition
19 $500,000,000 DeepMind Google Software & Services Acquisition
20 $500,000,000 Maker Studios The Walt Disney Company Media Acquisition

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  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. Level 3 Agrees to Buy TW Telecom in $5.7 Billion Deal (Bloomberg)
  3. Oracle buys MICROS Systems for $5.3 billion (ZDNet)
  4. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  5. Apple finally confirms its $3B acquisition of Beats Electronics (VentureBeat)
  6. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  7. Facebook is buying Oculus for $2B to ‘get ready for the platform of tomorrow’ (VentureBeat)
  8. Vantiv Buys Mercury Payment From Silver Lake for $1.65 Billion (Bloomberg)
  9. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  10. Uber Closes $1.2BN Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  11. SanDisk to acquire Fusion-io for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  12. Discovery, Liberty Global Acquire All3Media in $930 Million Deal (Variety)
  13. Thoma Bravo Completes $930 Million Acquisition of TravelClick (Hotel News Resource)
  14. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  15. Alibaba Pays $804M To Take Majority Stake In TV And Movie Producer ChinaVision (TechCrunch)
  16. Acquisition of iParadigms for $752 Million Led by Insight Venture Partners (Turnitin)
  17. Google and Nest Acquire Dropcam For $555 Million (TechCrunch)
  18. Australia’s Seek to Buy Jobstreet in $524 Million Deal (Wall Street Journal)
  19. Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M (TechCrunch)
  20. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)

Top 20 Ecommerce Deals for 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $210,000,000 Flipkart Consortium Ecommerce Investment
2 $157,000,000 Wayfair T. Rowe Price Associates, Julie M.B. Bradley Ecommerce Investment
3 $150,000,000 Ozon.ru AFK Sistema, MTS Ecommerce Investment
4 $134,000,000 Snapdeal EBay Ecommerce Investment
5 $126,000,000 SK Encar Carsales.com Ecommerce Acquisition
6 $122,500,000 Harry’s Consortium Ecommerce Investment
7 $101,954,625 Sarenza Bpifrance Ecommerce Investment
8 $100,000,000 Coupang Sequoia Ecommerce Investment
9 $98,654,400 Westwing Consortium Ecommerce Investment
10 $76,000,000 Powa Undisclosed Ecommerce Investment
11 $75,000,000 Souq Naspers Limited Ecommerce Investment
12 $66,000,000 Farfetch Consortium Ecommerce Investment
13 $60,000,000 Birchbox Consortium Ecommerce Investment
14 $55,000,000 Bonobos Consortium Ecommerce Investment
15 $50,000,000 Myntra Consortium Ecommerce Investment
16 $50,000,000 Cheyipai Consortium Ecommerce Investment
17 $43,000,000 Ideeli Groupon Ecommerce Acquisition
18 $33,000,000 Bigbasket.com ICICI Venture, Zodius Capital Ecommerce Investment
19 $31,000,000 SHOP.CA Consortium Ecommerce Investment
20 $30,000,000 Julep Consortium Ecommerce Investment

More information

  1. Flipkart Raises $210M In New Funding From DST Global And Returning Investors (TechCrunch)
  2. Wayfair Secures $157M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  3. Ozon receives giant funding from AFK Sistema and MTS (EWDN)
  4. EBay Bets Big On India, Pours Another $134M Into Online Marketplace Snapdeal (TechCrunch)
  5. Carsales splashes $126m on SK Encar (The Australian)
  6. 10-Month-Old Harry’s Lands $122.5M, Buys 93-Year-Old Factory To Go Toe-To-Toe With Gillette And Schick (TechCrunch)
  7. Sarenza raises €74mn and readies itself to conquer Europe (Ecommerce Facts)
  8. Korean e-commerce giant Coupang snags $100M round at $1B+ valuation (VentureBeat)
  9. Westwing Receives €72M (FinSMEs)
  10. Powa secures USD76m for m-commerce platform (Mobile Payments Insider)
  11. Souq raises an additional $75m from Naspers (Wamda)
  12. Farfetch Raises $66m in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Beauty startup Birchbox lands $60M in funding (C/NET)
  14. Bonobos Closes $55M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Myntra Raises $50M (FinSMEs)
  16. Cheyipai Completes US$50M Financing (FinSMEs)
  17. Groupon Acquires Ideeli for $43M (FinSMEs)
  18. BigBasket To Raise $33 Mn From ICICI Ventures And Zodius Capital (Inc42)
  19. SHOP.CA Closes $31 Million in Series B Funding (Marketwatch)
  20. Beauty And E-Commerce Brand Julep Raises $30M To Disrupt The $160B Cosmetics Industry (TechCrunch)

Top 20 Transactions Deals for 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,650,000,000 Mercury Payment Vantiv Transactions Acquisition
2 $1,200,000,000 Uber Consortium Transactions Investment
3 $523,500,000 Jobstreet Seek Transactions Acquisition
4 $450,000,000 Airbnb Consortium Transactions Investment
5 $260,000,000 Ticket Monster Groupon Transactions Acquisition
6 $250,000,000 Lyft Consortium Transactions Investment
7 $200,000,000 LegalZoom Permira Transactions Acquisition
8 $200,000,000 LY.com Ctrip Transactions Investment
9 $195,000,000 China South City Holdings Tencent Transactions Investment
10 $150,000,000 Houzz Undisclosed Transactions Investment
11 $140,000,000 Kobalt Music Group Consortium Transactions Investment
12 $125,136,000 Klarna Consortium Transactions Acquisition
13 $120,000,000 Bright LinkedIn Transactions Acquisition
14 $112,000,000 Borro Victory Park Capital Transactions Investment
15 $100,000,000 Tujia.com Consortium Transactions Investment
16 $100,000,000 BlaBlaCar Consortium Transactions Investment
17 $93,661,150 Markco Media Monitise Transactions Acquisition
18 $90,000,000 Quikr Kinnevik Transactions Investment
19 $88,000,000 Delivery Hero Insight Venture Partners Transactions Investment
20 $85,000,000 Delivery Hero Consortium Transactions Investment

More information

  1. Vantiv Buys Mercury Payment From Silver Lake for $1.65 Billion (Bloomberg)
  2. Uber Closes $1.2BN Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  3. Australia’s Seek to Buy Jobstreet in $524 Million Deal (Wall Street Journal)
  4. Airbnb raises $450m mega round – Investment Round Up (Redherring)
  5. Groupon’s $260M Acquisition Of Ticket Monster From LivingSocial Has Closed (TechCrunch)
  6. Ride-Sharing Firm Lyft Raises $250 Million, Eyes NYC Expansion (TIME)
  7. The $425M LegalZoom deal is a win for VCs, but less exciting for the company or LA (PandoDaily)
  8. China’s Ctrip invests over $200 million in an online ticketing site (Tech In Asia)
  9. Tencent Invests $195M In Logistics Firm China South City To Compete With Alibaba (TechCrunch)
  10. Home Deco Site Houzz Raises $150M At A $2.3B Post-Money Valuation (TechCrunch)
  11. Kobalt Raises $140M To Scale Up Its Digital Royalty Collection Business (TechCrunch)
  12. Klarna Raised €90M to Acquire SOFORT (FinSMEs)
  13. LinkedIn makes its biggest acquisition by paying $120m for job matching service Bright (The Next Web)
  14. Borro Closes $112M Financing with Victory Park Capital (FinSMEs)
  15. Online Vacation Home Rental Service Tujia Nets US$100M of Series C Funding (TechNode)
  16. BlaBlaCar Raises $100M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Monitise Acquires Markco Media For Up To £55M, Includes MyVoucherCodes And Last Second Tickets (TechCrunch)
  18. India’s Largest Online Classifieds Site Quikr, Raises $90M Led By Sweden’s Kinnevik (TechCrunch)
  19. Delivery Hero Raises $88M in Series E Financing (FinSMEs)
  20. Delivery Hero Raises $85M in Series F Financing (FinSMEs)