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Top Deals for November 2015

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$5,900,000,000King DigitalActivision BlizzardGamesAcquisition
2$4,400,000,000AOLVerizonMediaAcquisition
3$3,000,000,000Aruba NetworksHewlett-PackardHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$2,000,000,000Didi KuaidiConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
5$1,500,000,000Lynda.comLinkedInMediaAcquisition
6$1,400,000,000Electronic Funds SourceWEXTransactionsAcquisition
7$1,200,000,000VirtustreamEMCSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$1,200,000,000Uber BaiduTransactionsInvestment
9$1,200,000,000AvitoNaspersTransactionsInvestment
10$1,000,000,000UberUndisclosedTransactionsInvestment
11$1,000,000,000Coupang SoftBankEcommerceInvestment
12$1,000,000,000UberMicrosoft, Bennett Coleman & Co.TransactionsInvestment
13$1,000,000,000Didi KuaidiUndisclosedTransactionsInvestment
14$1,000,000,000SoFiSoftBankTransactionsInvestment
15$910,000,000Altegra HealthEmdeonTransactionsAcquisition
16$890,000,000XoomPayPalTransactionsAcquisition
17$810,000,000TrustwaveSingtelSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18$700,000,000FlipkartTiger Global Management, Steadview CapitalEcommerceInvestment
19$700,000,000Yidao YongcheLe TVTransactionsInvestment
20$700,000,000AcanoCiscoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition

More information

  1. Activision Blizzard to acquire King Digital for $5.9B (GIGA OM)
  2. Verizon Agrees to Buy AOL for $4.4 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  3. HP to acquire Aruba Networks for about $3B (CNBC)
  4. Didi Kuaidi, Uber’s Arch Rival In China, Confirms It Raised $2B In Fresh Funding (TechCrunch)
  5. LinkedIn to Acquire Lynda.com for $1.5BN (FinSMEs)
  6. WEX to Buy Electronic Funds Source From Warburg Pincus for $1.4 Billion (The Wall Street Journal)
  7. EMC Continues Shift To Cloud With $1.2B Virtustream Purchase (TechCrunch)
  8. Uber Has Raised $1.2B More In China With Baidu Investing As Rival Didi Kuaidi Gets $3B (TechCrunch)
  9. Naspers Makes US$1.2 Billion Investment in Avito (FinSMEs)
  10. Facing Demand, Uber Expands Funding Round by $1 Billion (NY Times)
  11. Coupang Receives $1BN in Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Uber reportedly raises $1B at a $51B valuation from investors including Microsoft (VentureBeat)
  13. Didi Kuaidi raises extra $1B to battle Uber in China (Tech In Asia)
  14. SoFi raises whopping $1 billion to refinance student loans (Fortune)
  15. Emdeon to Acquire Altegra Health for $910M (FinSMEs)
  16. PayPal to Acquire Xoom for $890M (FinSMEs)
  17. Singtel buys US cybersecurity firm for US$810M (Tech In Asia)
  18. Flipkart Raises $700M In 10th Funding Round At $15B Valuation (Trak.in)
  19. Uber may have a new rival in China, as Yidao Yongche to raise $700M (VentureBeat)
  20. Cisco Snags Acano for $700 Million To Enhance Video Conferencing Capability (TechCrunch)

Top Deals for October 2015

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$4,400,000,000AOLVerizonMediaAcquisition
2$3,000,000,000Aruba NetworksHewlett-PackardHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$2,000,000,000Didi KuaidiConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
4$1,500,000,000Lynda.comLinkedInMediaAcquisition
5$1,400,000,000Electronic Funds SourceWEXTransactionsAcquisition
6$1,200,000,000AvitoNaspersTransactionsInvestment
7$1,200,000,000Uber BaiduTransactionsInvestment
8$1,200,000,000VirtustreamEMCSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
9$1,000,000,000SoFiSoftBankTransactionsInvestment
10$1,000,000,000Didi KuaidiUndisclosedTransactionsInvestment
11$1,000,000,000UberMicrosoft, Bennett Coleman & Co.TransactionsInvestment
12$1,000,000,000Coupang SoftBankEcommerceInvestment
13$1,000,000,000UberUndisclosedTransactionsInvestment
14$910,000,000Altegra HealthEmdeonTransactionsAcquisition
15$890,000,000XoomPayPalTransactionsAcquisition
16$810,000,000TrustwaveSingtelSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
17$700,000,000Yidao YongcheLe TVTransactionsInvestment
18$700,000,000FlipkartTiger Global Management, Steadview CapitalEcommerceInvestment
19$687,000,000Menulog GroupJust EatTransactionsAcquisition
20$671,000,000eLongCtripTransactionsAcquisition

More information

  1. Verizon Agrees to Buy AOL for $4.4 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  2. HP to acquire Aruba Networks for about $3B (CNBC)
  3. Didi Kuaidi, Uber’s Arch Rival In China, Confirms It Raised $2B In Fresh Funding (TechCrunch)
  4. LinkedIn to Acquire Lynda.com for $1.5BN (FinSMEs)
  5. WEX to Buy Electronic Funds Source From Warburg Pincus for $1.4 Billion (The Wall Street Journal)
  6. Naspers Makes US$1.2 Billion Investment in Avito (FinSMEs)
  7. Uber Has Raised $1.2B More In China With Baidu Investing As Rival Didi Kuaidi Gets $3B (TechCrunch)
  8. EMC Continues Shift To Cloud With $1.2B Virtustream Purchase (TechCrunch)
  9. SoFi raises whopping $1 billion to refinance student loans (Fortune)
  10. Didi Kuaidi raises extra $1B to battle Uber in China (Tech In Asia)
  11. Uber reportedly raises $1B at a $51B valuation from investors including Microsoft (VentureBeat)
  12. Coupang Receives $1BN in Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Facing Demand, Uber Expands Funding Round by $1 Billion (NY Times)
  14. Emdeon to Acquire Altegra Health for $910M (FinSMEs)
  15. PayPal to Acquire Xoom for $890M (FinSMEs)
  16. Singtel buys US cybersecurity firm for US$810M (Tech In Asia)
  17. Uber may have a new rival in China, as Yidao Yongche to raise $700M (VentureBeat)
  18. Flipkart Raises $700M In 10th Funding Round At $15B Valuation (Trak.in)
  19. Just Eat Snaps Up Menulog For $687M To Enter Australia And New Zealand (TechCrunch)
  20. Expedia gives up on China partner, sells off $671M majority stake in eLong (Tech In Asia)

Top 20 Software & Services Deals for October 2015

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$1,200,000,000VirtustreamEMCSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
2$810,000,000TrustwaveSingtelSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
3$500,000,0001010dataAdvanceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$500,000,000ZenefitsConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
5$453,000,000LancopeCiscoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$450,000,000Palantir UndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
7$350,000,000Annapurna LabsAmazonSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$254,890,000MultifondsTemenosSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
9$250,000,000GitHub ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
10$200,000,000Domo ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
11$200,000,000Panaya InfosysSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$190,000,000Smart TuitionBlackbaudSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$190,000,000CaspidaSplunkSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$175,000,000SimpliVity Waypoint CapitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
15$171,000,000Kingdee International Software GroupJD.comSoftware & ServicesInvestment
16$160,000,000Slack ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
17$150,000,000AnsibleRed HatSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18$150,000,000Medallia Sequoia CapitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
19$150,000,000OneSource Virtual Technology Crossover Ventures, Halyard CapitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
20$150,000,000InfinidatTPG GrowthSoftware & ServicesInvestment

More information

  1. EMC Continues Shift To Cloud With $1.2B Virtustream Purchase (TechCrunch)
  2. Singtel buys US cybersecurity firm for US$810M (Tech In Asia)
  3. Advance Acquires 1010data for $500M (FinSMEs)
  4. Zenefits Raises $500M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  5. Cisco Beefs Up Security, Buys Lancope For $453M (TechCrunch)
  6. Palantir Raises $450 Million, Now Valued At $20 Billion (TechCrunch)
  7. Amazon buys secretive chip maker Annapurna Labs for $350 million (Extreme Tech)
  8. Temenos Acquires Multifonds for €235M (FinSMEs)
  9. GitHub Raises $250M Series B Round To Take Risks (TechCrunch)
  10. Domo Closes $200M Series D Financing; Valued at $2 Billion (FinSMEs)
  11. Infosys Acquires SaaS Provider Panaya In Deal Valued At $200M (TechCrunch)
  12. Blackbaud Acquires Smart Tuition for $190M (FinSMEs)
  13. Splunk Buys Security Startup Caspida For $190M (TechCrunch)
  14. SimpliVity Raises $175M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. JD invests $171M in Chinese ERP software firm Kingdee for 10% stake (Tech In Asia)
  16. Slack Raises $160M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Red Hat Is Buying IT Automation Startup Ansible, For $150M (TechCrunch)
  18. Medallia Raises $150M in Equity Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. OneSource Virtual Receives $150M Equity Investment (FinSMEs)
  20. Infinidat Raises $150M in Funding (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Media Deals for October 2015

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$4,400,000,000AOLVerizonMediaAcquisition
2$1,500,000,000Lynda.comLinkedInMediaAcquisition
3$367,000,000PinterestUndisclosedMediaInvestment
4$343,000,000Business InsiderAxel SpringerMediaAcquisition
5$200,000,000BuzzFeedNBC UniversalMediaInvestment
6$200,000,000Vox Media NBCUniversalMediaInvestment
7$193,600,000China Business News AlibabaMediaInvestment
8$186,000,000lynda.com ConsortiumMediaInvestment
9$176,946,810UnrulyNews CorpMediaInvestment
10$128,000,000LeTV SportsYunfeng Capital, Wanda InvestmentMediaInvestment
11$110,000,000NextdoorConsortiumMediaInvestment
12$100,000,000ViralNovaZealot NetworksMediaAcquisition
13$100,000,000Saavn ConsortiumMediaInvestment
14$100,000,000Internet Media ServicesSony Pictures TVMediaInvestment
15$73,500,000TrustpilotConsortiumMediaInvestment
16$70,000,000FlipagramConsortiumMediaInvestment
17$65,000,000JauntConsortiumMediaInvestment
18$60,000,000Believe DigitalConsortiumMediaInvestment
19$60,000,000Kobalt ConsortiumMediaInvestment
20$57,000,000Medium ConsortiumMediaInvestment

More information

  1. Verizon Agrees to Buy AOL for $4.4 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  2. LinkedIn to Acquire Lynda.com for $1.5BN (FinSMEs)
  3. Pinterest raises $367M at $11B valuation with a look toward international expansion (VentureBeat)
  4. Axel Springer Acquires Business Insider (Quartz)
  5. BuzzFeed expands into TV and movies with $200M NBCUniversal investment (VentureBeat)
  6. Vox Media Receives $200M Equity Investment from NBCUniversal (FinSMEs)
  7. China Business News Receives $193.6M Investment from Alibaba (FinSMEs)
  8. lynda.com Receives $186M Investment (FinSMEs)
  9. News Corp. to Buy Unruly for up to £114M (FinSMEs)
  10. Alibaba founder Jack Ma leads $128M investment in live-streaming sports site (Tech In Asia)
  11. Nextdoor Raises $110M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Zealot Networks Buys ViralNova’s Clickbait For $100 Million (TechCrunch)
  13. Saavn Raises $100M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Sony Pictures TV Buys $100M Stake In IMS, Ad Partner To Apple, Twitter And More In LatAm (TechCrunch)
  15. Trustpilot Raises $73.5M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Flipagram Closes $70M Financing (FinSMEs)
  17. Jaunt Raises $65M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Believe Digital Raises $60M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Kobalt Raises $60M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Medium Raises $57M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)