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Top 20 European Deals for May 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $3,300,000,000 Bureau van Dijk Moody’s Media Acquisition
2 $1,000,000,000 Outfit7 United Luck Group Holdings Games Acquisition
3 $502,000,000 Improbable Consortium Software & Services Investment
4 $425,100,150 Delivery Hero Naspers Transactions Investment
5 $400,000,000 Microvast Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
6 $370,000,000 Comptel Nokia Software & Services Acquisition
7 $333,684,900 Immediate Media Co. Hubert Burda Media Media Acquisition
8 $250,000,000 Social Point Take-Two Interactive Software Games Acquisition
9 $219,000,000 32Red Kindred Group Games Acquisition
10 $205,000,000 BI-SAM Technologies FactSet Software & Services Acquisition
11 $124,000,000 SMS Management & Technology DWS Software & Services Acquisition
12 $120,334,500 Kreditech Holding PayU Transactions Investment
13 $106,795,000 Picnic Consortium Ecommerce Investment
14 $106,099,000 Linkem BlackRock Transactions Investment
15 $103,304,000 Claranet Tikehau Capital Advisors Software & Services Investment
16 $102,000,000 Atom Bank Consortium Transactions Investment
17 $100,000,000 Funding Circle Consortium Transactions Investment
18 $100,000,000 Cabify Consortium Transactions Investment
19 $95,814,900 Version 1 Volpi Capital Software & Services Investment
20 $95,458,510 PCA Predict GBGroup Software & Services Acquisition

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  1. Moody’s Corp to buy Bureau van Dijk for about $3.3 billion (Reuters)
  2. Chinese group buys Talking Tom app maker Outfit7 for $1b (Deal Street Asia)
  3. London-based AI and simulation start-up Improbable bags $502m in funding from SoftBank (Computing)
  4. Naspers invests €387M in European food delivery business Delivery Hero (TechCrunch)
  5. CITIC Securities Leads $400M Round In EV Battery Maker Microvast (China money network)
  6. Nokia to buy Comptel for $370M as it pushes deeper into carrier software (TechCrunch)
  7. Germany’s Hubert Burda Media buys Radio Times and other UK magazines for £270m (City A.M.)
  8. Take-Two buys Spain’s Social Point mobile game studio for at least $250 million (VentureBeat)
  9. Kindred to Buy 32Red for $219 Million in Latest Gaming Deal (Bloomberg)
  10. A Look At BISAM, The Market Research Company FactSet Bought For $205 Million (Bezinga)
  11. DWS to acquire SMS Management and Technology in $124M deal (ARN)
  12. Kreditech raises €110M from Naspers’ PayU in strategic financing partnership (TechCrunch)
  13. Dutch grocery delivery startup Picnic picks up historic €100mm funding round after only 1.5 years (The Next Web)
  14. Linkem Announces €100 Million Equity Investment to Accelerate Growth (Business Wire)
  15. Tikehau Capital to Invest £80 million in European Managed Hosting Group Claranet (Business Wire)
  16. Atom Bank raises $102M at $320M valuation for a mobile-only bank for millennials (TechCrunch)
  17. P2P lending site Funding Circle raises another $100M led by Accel (TechCrunch)
  18. Cabify nets $100M to take on Uber in Latin America, reportedly raising $400M more (TechCrunch)
  19. Version 1 raises €90m to boost expansion (The Independent.ie)
  20. GB Group agrees to a acquire PCA Predict for £73.85m (Digital Look)

Top 20 Investments for May 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $22,000,000,000 Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd. China Development Bank Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
2 $5,500,000,000 Didi Chuxing Consortium Transactions Investment
3 $2,180,000,000 LeEco Sunac China Holdings Media Investment
4 $1,530,000,000 iQiyi Consortium Media Investment
5 $1,400,000,000 Flipkart Tencent Holdings, eBay, Microsoft Ecommerce Investment
6 $1,400,000,000 Paytm SoftBank Transactions Investment
7 $1,200,000,000 Go-Jek Tencent Holdings Transactions Investment
8 $1,100,000,000 Koubei.com Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
9 $1,000,000,000 Toutiao CCB International, Sequoia Capital Mobile & Apps Investment
10 $800,000,000 Verily Temasek Holdings Software & Services Investment
11 $600,000,000 NIO Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
12 $579,400,000 Yixin Capital Consortium Transactions Investment
13 $550,000,000 Sea Limited Consortium Software & Services Investment
14 $502,000,000 Improbable Consortium Software & Services Investment
15 $500,000,000 Uxin Consortium Transactions Investment
16 $500,000,000 SoFi Consortium Transactions Investment
17 $500,000,000 Kabbage Undisclosed Transactions Investment
18 $500,000,000 Lyft Undisclosed Transactions Investment
19 $447,800,000 Airbnb Consortium Transactions Investment
20 $425,100,150 Delivery Hero Naspers Transactions Investment

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  1. China’s Largest Chipmaker Secures $22 Billion to Expand Globally (Bloomberg)
  2. China’s ride-hailing giant Didi raises $5.5 billion, valuing it at $50 billion (CNBC)
  3. China’s LeEco Raises $2.18 Billion From Property Investor (Variety)
  4. Baidu’s iQiyi video service raises $1.53 billion (TechCrunch)
  5. Flipkart lands $1.4B from Microsoft, eBay, Tencent as India online retail battle with Amazon continues (Geekwire)
  6. Paytm raises $1.4 billion from Softbank, valuation jumps to over $8 billion (The Economic Times)
  7. Indonesia’s Uber rival Go-Jek raises $1.2 billion led by Tencent at a $3 billion valuation (TechCrunch)
  8. Alibaba’s local commerce platform, Koubei, raises $1.1 billion (TechCrunch)
  9. China: News app Toutiao nabs $1b from Sequoia, CCB International at $11b valuation (Deal Street Asia)
  10. Alphabet’s health-tech company Verily gets $800 million from Singapore investment firm Temasek (VentureBeat)
  11. Tencent, Baidu Lead $600M Round In Chinese Electric Vehicle Maker NIO (China Money Network)
  12. Yixin Capital raises $579.4m from Tencent, others (Deal Street Asia)
  13. Garena Rebrands as Sea After Raising $550 Million in New Funding (Bloomberg)
  14. London-based AI and simulation start-up Improbable bags $502m in funding from SoftBank (Computing)
  15. TPG Co-Leads $500M Funding In Online Used Car Dealership Uxin (China Money Network)
  16. SoFi closes in on $500m funding round – Bloomberg (Finextra)
  17. Kabbage nabs $500M for small business loans (TechCrunch)
  18. Lyft raises $500 million amid turmoil at Uber (CNBC)
  19. Airbnb closes $1B round at $31B valuation, profitable as of 2H 2016, no plans for IPO (TechCrunch)
  20. Naspers invests €387M in European food delivery business Delivery Hero (TechCrunch)

Top 20 Ecommerce Deals for May 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $3,350,000,000 Chewy.com PetSmart Ecommerce Acquisition
2 $1,400,000,000 Flipkart Tencent Holdings, eBay, Microsoft Ecommerce Investment
3 $250,000,000 Magento Commerce Hillhouse Capital Group Ecommerce Investment
4 $140,000,000 Skip Hop Carter’s Ecommerce Acquisition
5 $140,000,000 James Allen Francisco Partners Ecommerce Investment
6 $106,795,000 Picnic Consortium Ecommerce Investment
7 $100,000,000 MissFresh Consortium Ecommerce Investment
8 $70,000,000 ShoeBuy Jet.com Ecommerce Acquisition
9 $69,000,000 takealot.com Naspers Ecommerce Investment
10 $65,000,000 Spring Inc Consortium Ecommerce Investment
11 $51,000,000 Moosejaw Walmart Ecommerce Acquisition
12 $30,000,000 Traditional Medicinals The Builders Fund Ecommerce Investment
13 $24,000,000 The Bouqs Company Consortium Ecommerce Investment
14 $17,500,000 Snapdeal Consortium Ecommerce Investment
15 $14,849,100 NA-KD.com Northzone, eEquity Ecommerce Investment
16 $14,000,000 Ruigu Source Code Capital, Chengwei Capital Ecommerce Investment
17 $12,500,000 Rockets of Awesome Consortium Ecommerce Investment
18 $11,621,060 Kleding.nl Mitula Group Ecommerce Acquisition
19 $10,582,450 Monclick Unieuro Ecommerce Acquisition
20 $10,500,000 Amazon Pay (India) AMAZON CORPORATE HOLDINGS, Amazon Ecommerce Investment

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  1. PetSmart is acquiring Chewy.com for $3.35 billion in the largest e-commerce acquisition ever (Recode)
  2. Flipkart lands $1.4B from Microsoft, eBay, Tencent as India online retail battle with Amazon continues (Geekwire)
  3. Magento Commerce scores $250 mln from Hillhouse (PE HUB)
  4. BRIEF-Carter’s acquires Skip Hop Holdings for $140 mln in cash (Reuters)
  5. James Allen Owner Receives $140 Million Investment (JCK)
  6. Dutch grocery delivery startup Picnic picks up historic €100mm funding round after only 1.5 years (The Next Web)
  7. Lenovo Capital Co-Leads $100M Round In Miss Fresh (China Money Network)
  8. Jet.com Grabs ShoeBuy for $70M as Walmart Expands E-Commerce Arsenal (Xconomy)
  9. Naspers Invests $69 Million Into South African E-Commerce Business Takealot, Takes Its Shareholding To Over 50% (iAfrican)
  10. Fidelity is betting $65 million that the Spring app can be a department store of the future (Recode)
  11. Walmart acquires outdoor retailer Moosejaw for $51 million (TechCrunch)
  12. Builders Fund invests in Traditional Medicinals, closes on $30 mln (PE HUB)
  13. Flower delivery startup The Bouqs raises $24 million to grow past its many competitors (TechCrunch)
  14. Snapdeal founders, Nexus pump in $17.5m to tide things over (Tech In Asia)
  15. NA-KD Raises €14M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Chengwei Leads $14M Round In Electrical Hardware E-commerce Firm Ruigu (China Money Network)
  17. Rockets of Awesome, which sends parents curated boxes of kid apparel, just raised $12.5 million (TechCrunch)
  18. Fashiola and Kleding.nl acquired by Mitula Group for 11 million euros (Fashion United)
  19. Unieuro Acquires Monclick, for €10M (FinSMEs)
  20. Amazon injects $10.5 mn into India payments arm (VCCircle)

Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for May 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,100,000,000 Koubei.com Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
2 $1,000,000,000 Toutiao CCB International, Sequoia Capital Mobile & Apps Investment
3 $400,000,000 Bigo Technology Ping An Overseas Holdings Mobile & Apps Investment
4 $350,000,000 Kuaishou Tencent Holdings Mobile & Apps Investment
5 $215,000,000 Mobike Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
6 $175,000,000 BankMobile Flagship Community Bank Mobile & Apps Acquisition
7 $109,008,457 NetEase Cloud Music Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
8 $100,000,000 Xueba100.com Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
9 $100,000,000 Automatic Sirius XM Radio, Inc. Mobile & Apps Acquisition
10 $100,000,000 99 SoftBank Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $80,000,000 Rounds Kik Mobile & Apps Acquisition
12 $68,000,000 Yongqianbao Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $63,000,000 Symphony BNP Paribas Mobile & Apps Investment
14 $60,000,000 Babylon Health Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
15 $60,000,000 Live.me Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $58,000,000 Bluegogo Black Hole Capital Mobile & Apps Investment
17 $57,000,000 FreeCharge Snapdeal Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $54,000,000 Smule Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
19 $50,000,000 LevelUp Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
20 $45,000,000 Getaround Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment

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  1. Alibaba’s local commerce platform, Koubei, raises $1.1 billion (TechCrunch)
  2. China: News app Toutiao nabs $1b from Sequoia, CCB International at $11b valuation (Deal Street Asia)
  3. Popular video streaming app Bigo Live now valued at $400m after series C round (Tech In Asia)
  4. Tencent Leads $350M Round In Video App Popular Among China’s Farmers And Migrant Workers (China Money Network)
  5. China’s Mobike raises $215M led by Tencent for its bicycle sharing service (TechCrunch)
  6. Customers Bank sells digital unit BankMobile for $175m (Finextra)
  7. NetEase Cloud Music Completes A Round Financing of RMB 750 Million, Sending It into the “Unicorn Club” with an Estimated Value of RMB 8 Billion (PRNewswire All)
  8. China VCs lead $100m round for local education app Xueba (AVCJ)
  9. SiriusXM acquires connected car company Automatic for over $100M (TechCrunch)
  10. SoftBank adds Brazil’s 99 to its ridesharing portfolio with a $100 million investment (TechCrunch)
  11. Kik snaps up video chat app maker Rounds for a reported $60-$80 million (TechCrunch)
  12. China personal lending platform Yongqianbao raises $68m (Asian Venture Capital Journal)
  13. Goldman-backed ‘Slack for finance’ startup Symphony raises $63 million from BNP Paribas (Business Insider)
  14. Babylon Health raises further $60M to continue building out AI doctor app (TechCrunch)
  15. Cheetah Mobile’s Live.me Inc raises $60 mln (PE HUB)
  16. Black Hole Capital Leads $58M Round In Chinese Bike Sharing Firm Bluegogo (Chinamoney Network)
  17. FreeCharge receives $57 mn from Snapdeal (Tech Circle)
  18. Tencent tunes into Southeast Asia in $54m Smule funding (Tech In Asia)
  19. LevelUp Bags $50M From JPMorgan Chase & Others For Mobile Payments (Xconomy)
  20. Getaround raises $45M from Toyota and others to build more partnerships (TechCrunch )