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Top 20 Rest of the World Deals for December 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $326,000,000 Africa Internet Group Consortium Ecommerce Investment
2 $300,000,000 Gett Volkswagen Group Transactions Investment
3 $200,000,000 Altair Sony Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $150,000,000 Toga Networks Huawei Technologies Software & Services Acquisition
5 $85,000,000 Africa Internet Group Orange Software & Services Investment
6 $83,000,000 Africa Internet Group AXA Insurance Ecommerce Investment
7 $72,000,000 Sirin Labs Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
8 $67,000,000 Wadi Al Tayyar Travel Group Ecommerce Investment
9 $60,000,000 Magnacom Broadcom Software & Services Acquisition
10 $55,000,000 Jumia Group Commonwealth Development Corporation Ecommerce Investment
11 $52,790,000 Africa Internet Group CDC Group Ecommerce Investment
12 $50,000,000 Roboteam Generali Group Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
13 $50,000,000 WalkMe Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
14 $45,000,000 Lumus Quanta Computer, HTC Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
15 $45,000,000 Matific Leon Kamenev Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $45,000,000 Outbrain Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
17 $42,000,000 HexaTier Huawei Technologies Software & Services Acquisition
18 $40,000,000 Travelstart Amadeus Capital Partners Transactions Investment
19 $39,000,000 Mavenlink Goldman Sachs Growth Equity Software & Services Investment
20 $38,000,000 Celeno Communications Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment

More information

  1. Rocket Internet’s Africa Internet Group raises $326M from Goldman Sachs and others (TechCrunch)
  2. Uber Rival Gett Receives $300M in Funding From Volkswagen (Bloomberg)
  3. Sony buys Israeli chip manufacturer Altair for US$200 million (e27)
  4. Huawei reportedly acquires Israeli IT networking company Toga Networks for $150 million (VentureBeat)
  5. Orange invests $85M in Africa Internet Group, Africa’s first billion dollar tech firm (TechCrunch)
  6. As Its Market Grows, Nigerian E-Commerce Startup Africa Internet Group Raises $83 Million (TechCrunch)
  7. Sirin Labs nabs $72M to build the Rolls-Royce of smartphones: ‘Solarin’ goes on sale in May (VentureBeat)
  8. Rocket Internet’s ecommerce marketplace for Middle East raises $67m in series A funding (Tech In Asia)
  9. Broadcom buys Israeli 5G co MagnaCom for $60m (GLOBES)
  10. Jumia Group raises $55 million from Commonwealth Development Corporation (Dignited)
  11. Press release: CDC makes new investment in Africa Internet Group (CDC Group)
  12. Israeli Roboteam raises $50 million to focus on US growth (GeekTime)
  13. Exclusive: Israeli WalkMe raises $50 million in Series E in march to IPO (GeekTime)
  14. Lumus Raises Further $30M; Completes $45M Round (FinSMEs)
  15. Israeli edtech startup Matific scores massive $45 million round (Geek Time)
  16. Israeli Outbrain raises $45 million according to surprise announcement (GeekTime)
  17. Huawei reportedly acquires Israeli startup Hexatier for $42 million (GeekTime)
  18. Travelstart Raises US$40M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Mavenlink Receives $39 Million Investment to Accelerate Growth (VCA Online)
  20. WiFi chipmaker Celeno Communications raises $38m (Globes)

Top 20 Asia & Pacific Deals for December 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,250,000,000 Ele.me Alibaba Transactions Investment
2 $1,200,000,000 LeSports Consortium Games Investment
3 $1,080,000,000 LeEco Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
4 $1,000,000,000 Didi Chuxing Apple Transactions Investment
5 $1,000,000,000 Lazada Group Alibaba Ecommerce Investment
6 $925,275,000 Heptagon ams AG Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $750,000,000 Grab SoftBank Capital Transactions Investment
8 $600,000,000 Didi Chuxing China Life Insurance Transactions Investment
9 $600,000,000 LeEco Yueting Jia Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
10 $600,000,000 Weidong Cloud Education CCB International Software & Services Investment
11 $550,000,000 Go-Jek Consortium Transactions Investment
12 $500,000,000 Ping An Good Doctor Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $449,000,000 BYD Samsung Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
14 $449,000,000 Qufenqi Hangzhou Liaison Interactive Information Technology, Beijing Phoenix Wealth Holding Group Ecommerce Investment
15 $437,000,000 Babytree Consortium Media Investment
16 $400,000,000 Didi Chuxing Poly Group Transactions Investment
17 $400,000,000 My Credit Tiantu Capital, Xinhu Zhongbao Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $350,000,000 Mtime Wanda Media Acquisition
19 $310,000,000 U51.com Xinhu Zhongbao, Tiantu Capital Mobile & Apps Investment
20 $309,000,000 Shouqi Car Rental Consortium Transactions Investment

More information

  1. Alibaba confirms $1.25B investment in food delivery service Ele.me (TechCrunch)
  2. LeSports Secures $1.2 Billion in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  3. LeEco raises $1.08b in funding for electric car hoping to compete with Tesla (SCMP)
  4. Apple invests $1bn in Chinese ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing (Reuters)
  5. Alibaba Makes $1 Billion Investment in Lazada Group (FinSMEs)
  6. Austria’s ams acquires Heptagon for up to €845 million to become a worldwide leader in optical sensing (TechEU)
  7. Uber rival Grab raises $750M led by SoftBank at a $3B valuation (TechCrunch)
  8. China’s Uber rival Didi Chuxing raises $600 million from China Life Insurance (Reuters)
  9. LeEco secures $600M in fresh funding as financial issues reportedly halt electric car project (TechCrunch)
  10. CCB International Invests In Weidong Cloud Education At $600M Valuation (China Money Network)
  11. Indonesia’s Go-Jek raises $550 million to battle Uber and Grab (TechCrunch)
  12. Chinese Healthcare App Ping An Good Doctor Closes USD$500M Series A Venture Capital Round (FinSMEs)
  13. Samsung Invests $449 Million in Buffett-Backed Carmaker BYD (Bloomberg)
  14. Ant Financial-Backed Qufenqi Raises $449M In Pre-IPO Investment (China Money Network)
  15. Babytree Raises $437M in Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  16. Didi Chuxing strikes again with US$400M from China’s leading trading and real estate conglomerate (e27)
  17. China’s Fintech Unicorn My Credit Scoops $400M Financing To Build Industry Fund (TechNode)
  18. Wanda Acquires China’s Leading Movie Portal Mtime For $350 Million (Deadline)
  19. Chinese credit card management app raises $310m Series C (AVCJ)
  20. Taiping Asset Leads $309M Round In Shouqi Car Rental (China Money Network)

Top 20 North American Deals for December 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $31,000,000,000 ARM SoftBank Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $26,200,000,000 LinkedIn Microsoft Media Acquisition
3 $9,300,000,000 NetSuite Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
4 $5,900,000,000 Brocade Communications Systems Inc Broadcom Limited Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $4,650,000,000 Blue Coat Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
6 $4,400,000,000 Starz Lions Gate Media Acquisition
7 $4,300,000,000 Rackspace Apollo Software & Services Acquisition
8 $3,500,000,000 Uber Public Investment Fund Transactions Investment
9 $3,000,000,000 Jet.com Wal-Mart Ecommerce Acquisition
10 $2,900,000,000 Neustar Golden Gate Capital Marketing Acquisition
11 $2,800,000,000 Deltek Roper Technologies Software & Services Acquisition
12 $2,800,000,000 Demandware Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
13 $2,400,000,000 Blue Coat Systems Bain Capital Software & Services Acquisition
14 $2,300,000,000 LifeLock Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
15 $1,960,000,000 Polycom Mitel Software & Services Acquisition
16 $1,800,000,000 Marketo Vista Equity Partners Marketing Acquisition
17 $1,800,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $1,790,000,000 Host Europe Group GoDaddy Software & Services Acquisition
19 $1,700,000,000 Skyscanner Ctrip Transactions Acquisition
20 $1,600,000,000 Wind Mobile SunShaw Mobile & Apps Acquisition

More information

  1. SoftBank completes $31 billion acquisition of ARM (The Verge)
  2. Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion (The Wall Street Journal)
  3. Oracle Buys NetSuite for $9.3 Billion (FinSMEs)
  4. Broadcom Limited to Acquire Brocade Communications Systems Inc. for $5.9 Billion (Broadcom)
  5. Symantec to Acquire Web Security Company Blue Coat, for approx. $4.65 Billion (FinSMEs)
  6. Lions Gate Agrees to Buy Starz in $4.4 Billion Deal (The Wall Street Journal)
  7. Rackspace to go private after $4.3B acquisition by private equity firm Apollo (TechCrunch)
  8. Uber Turns to Saudi Arabia for $3.5 Billion Cash Infusion (The New York Times)
  9. Wal-Mart Stores to Acquire Jet.com, for $3 Billion (FinSMEs)
  10. Neustar to Go Private in $2.9 Billion Deal (Fortune)
  11. Herndon software company Deltek acquired for $2.8 billion (WTOP)
  12. Salesforce buys Demandware for $2.8B, taking a big step into e-commerce (TechCrunch)
  13. Bain Capital to Buy Blue Coat Systems (The Wall Street Journal)
  14. Symantec Buys Out Identity Protection Firm LifeLock for $2.3 Billion (eweek)
  15. Mitel buys Polycom for $1.96B in enterprise communications consolidation play (TechCrunch)
  16. Vista Equity Partners buys marketing automation giant Marketo for $1.8B in cash (TechCrunch)
  17. Snapchat raised $1.8B in a Series F round; leaked deck reveals revenues, user numbers (TechCrunch)
  18. GoDaddy acquires rival Host Europe Group for $1.79 billion to grow its global footprint (VentureBeat)
  19. Ctrip Acquires Skyscanner for $1.7 Billion to Expand Bookings (China Money Network)
  20. Shaw completes $1.6 billion acquisition of wireless carrier Wind Mobile (Vancouver Sun)

Top 20 European Deals for December 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $31,000,000,000 ARM SoftBank Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $1,790,000,000 Host Europe Group GoDaddy Software & Services Acquisition
3 $1,700,000,000 Skyscanner Ctrip Transactions Acquisition
4 $1,300,000,000 AVG Avast Software & Services Acquisition
5 $640,000,000 Mail.Ru Group Megafon Media Acquisition
6 $500,000,000 Media Planet Priveq Investment Media Acquisition
7 $362,231,100 Global Fashion Group Consortium Ecommerce Investment
8 $276,125,000 OVH Consortium Software & Services Investment
9 $275,000,000 Deliveroo Consortium Transactions Investment
10 $259,716,000 Eir GIC Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
11 $245,605,000 hungryhouse Just Eat Transactions Acquisition
12 $210,000,000 Hemnet General Atlantic Transactions Acquisition
13 $195,092,000 Withings Nokia Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $189,000,000 Captain Train Trainline Transactions Acquisition
15 $184,563,200 Skyscanner Consortium Transactions Investment
16 $171,000,000 Future Finance Consortium Transactions Investment
17 $120,000,000 Cabify Rakuten Transactions Investment
18 $110,000,000 Farfetch Comcast Ventures Transactions Investment
19 $107,931,000 Deezer Access Industries, Orange Media Investment
20 $106,970,000 Devialet Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment

More information

  1. SoftBank completes $31 billion acquisition of ARM (The Verge)
  2. GoDaddy acquires rival Host Europe Group for $1.79 billion to grow its global footprint (VentureBeat)
  3. Ctrip Acquires Skyscanner for $1.7 Billion to Expand Bookings (China Money Network)
  4. Avast acquires antivirus maker AVG for $1.3BN to gain scale and dive into IoT security (TechCrunch)
  5. Russia’s MegaFon to acquire majority stake in Mail.Ru for $640 million (VentureBeat)
  6. Venture capitalists buys into the median plane of half a billion (Resume)
  7. Global Fashion Group Raises €330M (FinSMEs)
  8. OVH Receives €250M Private Equity Investment (FinSMEs)
  9. Food startup Deliveroo raises $275M as Uber eats into its European market (TechCrunch)
  10. Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC to acquire stake in Eir (Silicon Republic)
  11. Just Eat is spending £266 million to acquire rivals Hungryhouse and SkipTheDishes (Business Insider UK)
  12. General Atlantic buys majority stake in Swedish Zoopla (Financial Times)
  13. Nokia to Acquire Withings, for €170M (FinSMEs)
  14. Trainline buys Captain Train for up to $189 million (TechCrunch)
  15. Skyscanner Raises £128M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Future Finance raises $171M to grow its student loan platform in Europe (TechCrunch)
  17. Cabify Raises $120M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Farfetch Raises $110M in Series F Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Deezer Secures €100M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Devialet Raises €100M in Funding (FinSMEs)