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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 $9,670,032,000 Ono Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $9,247,968,000 Global Village Telecom Telefonica Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $5,700,000,000 TW Telecom Level 3 Software & Services Acquisition
5 $5,300,000,000 MICROS Systems Oracle Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $3,500,000,000 Trulia Zillow Transactions Acquisition
7 $3,200,000,000 Nest Labs Google Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $3,000,000,000 Beats Electronics Apple Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $2,500,000,000 Compuware Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
10 $2,500,000,000 Mojang Microsoft Games Acquisition
11 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $2,300,000,000 Conversant Alliance Data Marketing Acquisition
13 $2,000,000,000 Oculus VR Facebook Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $1,650,000,000 Mercury Payment Vantiv Transactions Acquisition
15 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
16 $1,200,000,000 Uber Consortium Transactions Investment
17 $1,200,000,000 Multimedia Games Global Cash Access Games Acquisition
18 $1,100,000,000 Fusion-io SanDisk Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
19 $1,000,000,000 Flipkart Consortium Ecommerce Investment
20 $1,000,000,000 Ebates Rakuten Transactions 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. 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 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $2,500,000,000 Mojang Microsoft Games Acquisition
2 $1,200,000,000 Multimedia Games Global Cash Access Games Acquisition
3 $970,000,000 Twitch Amazon Games Acquisition
4 $165,000,000 Bash Gaming GSN Games Games Acquisition
5 $120,000,000 Kabam Alibaba Group Games Investment
6 $100,000,000 DragonPlay Ltd. Bally Technologies Games Acquisition
7 $80,000,000 LineKong Consortium Games Investment
8 $74,000,000 FunPlus Consortium Games Investment
9 $70,000,000 FanDuel Consortium Games Investment
10 $50,000,000 Gumi Consortium Games Investment
11 $41,000,000 DraftKings Consortium Games Investment
12 $34,500,000 Azubu Sapinda Group Games Investment
13 $30,000,000 Social Point Highland Capital Partners Europe, Idinvest Games Investment
14 $21,500,000 Joyme Fosun Capital Group,
BlueRun Ventures
Games Investment
15 $20,000,000 Westhouse Xiaomi Games Investment
16 $18,000,000 Machinima Warner Bros. Entertainment Games Investment
17 $15,000,000 Octro Sequoia Capital Games Investment
18 $15,000,000 Super Evil Megacorp Undisclosed Games Investment
19 $15,000,000 Kiwi Consortium Games Investment
20 $13,000,000 BlueStacks Samsung Ventures Games Investment

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 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

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 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)