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Top 20 Deals for September 2014

 

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$19,000,000,000WhatsAppFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
2$9,670,032,000OnoVodafoneHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$9,247,968,000Global Village TelecomTelefonicaHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$5,700,000,000TW TelecomLevel 3Software & ServicesAcquisition
5$5,300,000,000MICROS SystemsOracleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
6$3,500,000,000 Trulia ZillowTransactionsAcquisition
7$3,200,000,000Nest LabsGoogleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
8$3,000,000,000Beats ElectronicsAppleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
9$2,500,000,000Compuware Thoma BravoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$2,500,000,000MojangMicrosoftGamesAcquisition
11$2,300,000,000IBM (x86-based server business)LenovoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
12$2,300,000,000ConversantAlliance DataMarketingAcquisition
13$2,000,000,000Oculus VRFacebookHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
14$1,650,000,000Mercury Payment VantivTransactionsAcquisition
15$1,500,000,000AirWatchVMWareMobile & AppsAcquisition
16$1,200,000,000UberConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
17$1,200,000,000Multimedia Games Global Cash AccessGamesAcquisition
18$1,100,000,000Fusion-ioSanDiskHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
19$1,000,000,000FlipkartConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
20$1,000,000,000EbatesRakutenTransactionsAcquisition

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. Vivendi, Telefonica seal 7.2-billion-euro Brazilian broadband deal (Reuters UK)
  4. Level 3 Agrees to Buy TW Telecom in $5.7 Billion Deal (Bloomberg)
  5. Oracle buys MICROS Systems for $5.3 billion (ZDNet)
  6. Zillow To Acquire Trulia In $3.5B Stock-For-Stock Deal (TechCrunch)
  7. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  8. Apple finally confirms its $3B acquisition of Beats Electronics (VentureBeat)
  9. Compuware to Be Acquired by Thoma Bravo for $2.5 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  10. Minecraft’ Developer Mojang Acquired by Microsoft for $2.5 Billion as Notch Moves On (TouchArcade)
  11. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  12. Alliance Data to acquire Conversant for $2.3 billion (LA Times)
  13. Facebook is buying Oculus for $2B to ‘get ready for the platform of tomorrow’ (VentureBeat)
  14. Vantiv Buys Mercury Payment From Silver Lake for $1.65 Billion (Bloomberg)
  15. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  16. Uber Closes $1.2BN Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  17. Global Cash Access to Acquire Multimedia Games (Owler)
  18. SanDisk to acquire Fusion-io for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  19. India’s Flipkart Raises $1 Billion, Among The Largest In Single Funding Round In Global E-Commerce (Forbes)
  20. Rakuten Buys Ebates For $1 Billion (TechCrunch)

Top 20 Games Deals for September 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$2,500,000,000MojangMicrosoftGamesAcquisition
2$1,200,000,000Multimedia Games Global Cash AccessGamesAcquisition
3$970,000,000Twitch AmazonGamesAcquisition
4$165,000,000Bash GamingGSN GamesGamesAcquisition
5$120,000,000KabamAlibaba GroupGamesInvestment
6$100,000,000DragonPlay Ltd.Bally TechnologiesGamesAcquisition
7$80,000,000LineKongConsortiumGamesInvestment
8$74,000,000FunPlus ConsortiumGamesInvestment
9$70,000,000FanDuel ConsortiumGamesInvestment
10$50,000,000GumiConsortiumGamesInvestment
11$41,000,000DraftKingsConsortiumGamesInvestment
12$34,500,000Azubu Sapinda GroupGamesInvestment
13$30,000,000Social Point Highland Capital Partners Europe, IdinvestGamesInvestment
14$21,500,000JoymeFosun Capital Group,
BlueRun Ventures
GamesInvestment
15$20,000,000WesthouseXiaomiGamesInvestment
16$18,000,000MachinimaWarner Bros. EntertainmentGamesInvestment
17$15,000,000Octro Sequoia CapitalGamesInvestment
18$15,000,000Super Evil MegacorpUndisclosedGamesInvestment
19$15,000,000Kiwi ConsortiumGamesInvestment
20$13,000,000BlueStacksSamsung VenturesGamesInvestment

More information

  1. Minecraft’ Developer Mojang Acquired by Microsoft for $2.5 Billion as Notch Moves On (TouchArcade)
  2. Global Cash Access to Acquire Multimedia Games (Owler)
  3. THE NEWS WRAP: Amazon acquires game streaming platform Twitch for $970 million (StartupSmart)
  4. GSN’s $165M Bash Gaming Acquisition Nets 100X Return For Investors (TechCrunch)
  5. Kabam to Receive $120M Investment from Alibaba Group (FinSMEs)
  6. Bally Technologies acquires DragonPlay for $100m (Globes)
  7. Mobile Game Developer LineKong Rakes in $80 Million of Series C Funding (Technode)
  8. FunPlus Raises $74M in Venture Capital Financing (FinSMEs)
  9. FanDuel Raises $70 Million as Daily Fantasy Sports Battle Heats Up (Wall Street Journal)
  10. Gumi raises $50M, partners with Sega Networks in next step toward digital entertainment domination (TechInAsia)
  11. DraftKings, a Fantasy Sports Site, Raises $41 Million (NY Times DealBook)
  12. Twitch, MLG.TV e-sports rival Azubu secures $34.5M in latest funding round (VentureBeat)
  13. Social Point Raises $30M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Mobile Game Portal Joyme Gets $21.5 Million Series B Funding (TechNode)
  15. Xiaomi invests $20 million in Kingsoft-owned online gaming company (Tech in Asia)
  16. Gaming video site Machinima confirms $18M round (Venture Beat)
  17. Octro Raises $15M in Series A funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Super Evil Megacorp Raises $15 Million to Prove Mobile Gaming Can Be Hardcore (Re/Code)
  19. Kiwi Closes $15M Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  20. Samsung Backs GamePop As BlueStacks Adds $13M In New Funding (TechCrunch)

Top 20 Deals for June 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$19,000,000,000WhatsAppFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
2$5,700,000,000TW TelecomLevel 3Software & ServicesAcquisition
3$5,300,000,000MICROS SystemsOracleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$3,200,000,000Nest LabsGoogleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
5$3,000,000,000Beats ElectronicsAppleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
6$2,300,000,000IBM (x86-based server business)LenovoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
7$2,000,000,000Oculus VRFacebookHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
8$1,650,000,000Mercury Payment VantivTransactionsAcquisition
9$1,500,000,000AirWatchVMWareMobile & AppsAcquisition
10$1,200,000,000UberConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
11$1,100,000,000Fusion-ioSanDiskHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
12$930,000,000All3MediaDiscovery, Liberty GlobalMarketingAcquisition
13$930,000,000TravelClickThoma BravoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$900,000,000Viber MediaRakutenMobile & AppsAcquisition
15$804,000,000ChinaVision Media GroupAlibabaMediaAcquisition
16$752,000,000iParadigmsInsight Venture PartnersSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
17$555,000,000 Dropcam Google/NestHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
18$523,500,000JobstreetSeekTransactionsAcquisition
19$500,000,000DeepMindGoogleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
20$500,000,000Maker StudiosThe Walt Disney CompanyMediaAcquisition

More information

  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 June 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$210,000,000FlipkartConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
2$157,000,000Wayfair T. Rowe Price Associates, Julie M.B. BradleyEcommerceInvestment
3$150,000,000Ozon.ruAFK Sistema, MTSEcommerceInvestment
4$134,000,000SnapdealEBayEcommerceInvestment
5$126,000,000SK EncarCarsales.comEcommerceAcquisition
6$122,500,000Harry’sConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
7$101,954,625Sarenza BpifranceEcommerceInvestment
8$100,000,000Coupang SequoiaEcommerceInvestment
9$98,654,400WestwingConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
10$76,000,000PowaUndisclosedEcommerceInvestment
11$75,000,000SouqNaspers LimitedEcommerceInvestment
12$66,000,000FarfetchConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
13$60,000,000BirchboxConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
14$55,000,000BonobosConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
15$50,000,000MyntraConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
16$50,000,000CheyipaiConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
17$43,000,000IdeeliGrouponEcommerceAcquisition
18$33,000,000Bigbasket.comICICI Venture, Zodius CapitalEcommerceInvestment
19$31,000,000SHOP.CAConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
20$30,000,000JulepConsortiumEcommerceInvestment

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)