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Top 20 Investments for December 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $3,500,000,000 Uber Public Investment Fund Transactions Investment
2 $1,800,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
3 $1,250,000,000 Ele.me Alibaba Transactions Investment
4 $1,200,000,000 LeSports Consortium Games Investment
5 $1,200,000,000 OneWeb SoftBank Software & Services Investment
6 $1,080,000,000 LeEco Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
7 $1,000,000,000 Didi Chuxing Apple Transactions Investment
8 $1,000,000,000 Lazada Group Alibaba Ecommerce Investment
9 $1,000,000,000 Lyft Consortium Transactions Investment
10 $860,000,000 NovuMind LTD Consortium Software & Services Investment
11 $793,500,000 Magic Leap Consortium Software & Services Investment
12 $750,000,000 Grab SoftBank Capital Transactions Investment
13 $600,000,000 Didi Chuxing China Life Insurance Transactions Investment
14 $600,000,000 LeEco Yueting Jia Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
15 $600,000,000 Weidong Cloud Education CCB International Software & Services Investment
16 $570,000,000 JDA Blackstone, New Mountain Capital Software & Services Investment
17 $550,000,000 Go-Jek Consortium Transactions Investment
18 $500,000,000 Appirio Wipro Software & Services Investment
19 $500,000,000 Ping An Good Doctor Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
20 $449,000,000 BYD Samsung Hardware & Infrastructure Investment

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  1. Uber Turns to Saudi Arabia for $3.5 Billion Cash Infusion (The New York Times)
  2. Snapchat raised $1.8B in a Series F round; leaked deck reveals revenues, user numbers (TechCrunch)
  3. Alibaba confirms $1.25B investment in food delivery service Ele.me (TechCrunch)
  4. LeSports Secures $1.2 Billion in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  5. SoftBank invests $1.2 billion in the OneWeb satellite network (Network World)
  6. LeEco raises $1.08b in funding for electric car hoping to compete with Tesla (SCMP)
  7. Apple invests $1bn in Chinese ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing (Reuters)
  8. Alibaba Makes $1 Billion Investment in Lazada Group (FinSMEs)
  9. Lyft Raises $1 Billion; Valued at $5.5 Billion (FinSMEs)
  10. South Korea trumpets $860-million AI fund after AlphaGo ‘shock’ (Nature)
  11. Magic Leap Raises $793.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Uber rival Grab raises $750M led by SoftBank at a $3B valuation (TechCrunch)
  13. China’s Uber rival Didi Chuxing raises $600 million from China Life Insurance (Reuters)
  14. LeEco secures $600M in fresh funding as financial issues reportedly halt electric car project (TechCrunch)
  15. CCB International Invests In Weidong Cloud Education At $600M Valuation (China Money Network)
  16. JDA gets $570 mln investment from Blackstone, New Mountain (PE HUB)
  17. Indonesia’s Go-Jek raises $550 million to battle Uber and Grab (TechCrunch)
  18. India’s Wipro buys cloud consultancy and work marketplace Appirio for $500M (TechCrunch)
  19. Chinese Healthcare App Ping An Good Doctor Closes USD$500M Series A Venture Capital Round (FinSMEs)
  20. Samsung Invests $449 Million in Buffett-Backed Carmaker BYD (Bloomberg)

Top 20 Rest of the World Deals for May 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $300,000,000 Gett Volkswagen Group Transactions Investment
2 $200,000,000 Altair Sony Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $85,000,000 Africa Internet Group Orange Software & Services Investment
4 $83,000,000 Africa Internet Group AXA Insurance Software & Services Investment
5 $72,000,000 Sirin Labs Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
6 $67,000,000 Wadi Al Tayyar Travel Group Ecommerce Investment
7 $60,000,000 Magnacom Broadcom Software & Services Acquisition
8 $50,000,000 WalkMe Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
9 $45,000,000 Outbrain Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
10 $40,000,000 Travelstart Amadeus Capital Partners Transactions Investment
11 $27,000,000 Stratoscale Consortium Software & Services Investment
12 $25,000,000 XJet 3D Catalyst CEL Fund, Autodesk Software & Services Investment
13 $25,000,000 Riskified Consortium Ecommerce Investment
14 $23,000,000 Team8 Consortium Software & Services Investment
15 $20,000,000 Bayut.com Undisclosed Transactions Investment
16 $19,000,000 enSilo Consortium Software & Services Investment
17 $15,000,000 Beamr Consortium Software & Services Investment
18 $13,000,000 Aptronics EOH Software & Services Acquisition
19 $12,500,000 Twiggle Consortium Software & Services Investment
20 $12,000,000 E8 Storage Consortium Software & Services Investment

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  1. Uber Rival Gett Receives $300M in Funding From Volkswagen (Bloomberg)
  2. Sony buys Israeli chip manufacturer Altair for US$200 million (e27)
  3. Orange invests $85M in Africa Internet Group, Africa’s first billion dollar tech firm (TechCrunch)
  4. As Its Market Grows, Nigerian E-Commerce Startup Africa Internet Group Raises $83 Million (TechCrunch)
  5. Sirin Labs nabs $72M to build the Rolls-Royce of smartphones: ‘Solarin’ goes on sale in May (VentureBeat)
  6. Rocket Internet’s ecommerce marketplace for Middle East raises $67m in series A funding (Tech In Asia)
  7. Broadcom buys Israeli 5G co MagnaCom for $60m (GLOBES)
  8. Exclusive: Israeli WalkMe raises $50 million in Series E in march to IPO (GeekTime)
  9. Israeli Outbrain raises $45 million according to surprise announcement (GeekTime)
  10. Travelstart Raises US$40M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Stratoscale Secures $27M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  12. Israel’s XJet 3D printing firm raises $25 million (Reuters)
  13. Riskified Raises $25M in Growth Round, Revealing Fraud Prevention Wizard Behind E-Commerce Curtain (PR Newswire)
  14. Team8 Raises $23M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. UAE-based Bayut.com closes $20m investment round (Construction Week Online)
  16. Cybersecurity start-up enSilo raises $19 mln (Reuters)
  17. Beamr Announces the Acquisition of Vanguard Video and a $15M Investment Round (PR Newswire)
  18. South African tech firm EOH to buy Aptronics in $13 million deal (Reuters)
  19. Israel’s Twiggle raises $12.5 million to take on Amazon in product search (Tech EU)
  20. E8 Storage Raises $12M Series B led by Accel to Create a New Performance Standard for Storage (e8storage.com)

Top 20 Rest of the World Deals for April 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $85,000,000 Africa Internet Group Orange Software & Services Investment
2 $67,000,000 Wadi Al Tayyar Travel Group Ecommerce Investment
3 $52,000,000 Nubank Consortium Transactions Investment
4 $40,000,000 Travelstart Amadeus Capital Partners Transactions Investment
5 $25,887,130 Moip Pagamentos Wirecard Transactions Acquisition
6 $20,000,000 Bayut.com Undisclosed Transactions Investment
7 $15,000,000 Chileautos Carsales.com.au Transactions Acquisition
8 $13,000,000 Aptronics EOH Software & Services Acquisition
9 $10,000,000 WebRadar Qualcomm Ventures, DGF Investimentos Software & Services Investment
10 $8,000,000 Afluenta International Finance Corporation, Elevar Equity Marketing Investment
11 $3,000,000 Q8flowers.com Talabat Transactions Acquisition
12 $2,500,000 Mandaê Consortium Transactions Investment
13 $2,000,000 TradeSocio Octava Transactions Investment
14 $2,000,000 Hepster Amadeus Capital Partners Transactions Investment
15 $1,126,278 BSocial Egypt SOCIALEYEZ UAE Marketing Acquisition
16 Undisclosed TurkiyeF1.com Motorsport.com Media Acquisition
17 Undisclosed Giraffe Omidyar Network Software & Services Investment
18 Undisclosed Ionizr Tritech Media Software & Services Acquisition
19 Undisclosed donedeal.ug EatOut.co.ke Transactions Acquisition
20 Undisclosed Cardtek MV Holding, Revo Capital Transactions Investment

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  1. Orange invests $85M in Africa Internet Group, Africa’s first billion dollar tech firm (TechCrunch)
  2. Rocket Internet’s ecommerce marketplace for Middle East raises $67m in series A funding (Tech In Asia)
  3. Nubank Raises $52M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  4. Travelstart Raises US$40M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  5. Wirecard Acquires Moip Pagamentos, for €23.5M (FinSMEs)
  6. UAE-based Bayut.com closes $20m investment round (Construction Week Online)
  7. Carsales.com.au acquires 83 percent stake in Chileautos for US$15 million to expand international footprint (Startup Daily)
  8. South African tech firm EOH to buy Aptronics in $13 million deal (Reuters)
  9. WebRadar Raises $10M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Afluenta Completes $8M Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Talabat cofounders acquire Q8flowers.com for $3M (Wamda)
  12. Brazilian Logistics Startup Mandaê Raises USD $2.5 Million (BRL R$10 Million) from Qualcomm and Existing Investors (Businesswire)
  13. TradeSocio Secures $1.25m in Seed Funding from Octava (Finance Magnate)
  14. South African FinTech start-up raises $2 million (MyBroadband)
  15. SOCIALEYEZ UAE Acquires BSocial Egypt for 10 million EGP (Think Marketing)
  16. Motorsport.com Acquires Award-Winning Turkish Auto Racing Website TurkiyeF1.com (BusinessWire)
  17. Giraffe Closes Seed Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  18. South Africa’s Tritech Media Acquires 51% Stake In Ionizr (Techloy)
  19. Breaking: Ugandan startup donedeal.ug acquired by EatOut.co.ke (Dignited)
  20. Cardtek Receives Private Equity Investment (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Asia & Pacific Deals for April 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 $1,000,000,000 Lazada Group Alibaba Ecommerce Acquisition
4 $250,000,000 ibibo Naspers Group Transactions Investment
5 $204,500,000 Guazi.Com Undisclosed Transactions Investment
6 $200,000,000 Snapdeal Consortium Ecommerce Investment
7 $170,000,000 Garena Khazanah Nasional Bhd Games Investment
8 $160,000,000 WeLab Consortium Transactions Investment
9 $155,000,000 Baidu Video Consortium Media Investment
10 $147,000,000 Tokopedia Undisclosed Transactions Investment
11 $145,000,000 CarTrade Consortium Transactions Investment
12 $108,000,000 Getui Consortium Marketing Investment
13 $100,000,000 QingCloud BlueRun Ventures Software & Services Investment
14 $93,000,000 Juanpi China Merchants Bank, Tiantu Capital Ecommerce Investment
15 $75,000,000 Byju Sequoia Capital, Sofina Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $74,000,000 Mercari Consortium Ecommerce Investment
17 $50,000,000 Elevenia XL Axiata, SK Planet Ecommerce Investment
18 $45,000,000 iFlix Sky Media Investment
19 $35,000,000 Swiggy Consortium Transactions Investment
20 $35,000,000 Baofeng Mojing CITIC Capital Holdings Hardware & Infrastructure 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. Alibaba Makes $1 Billion Investment in Lazada Group (FinSMEs)
  4. Naspers, Tencent-backed travel group gets $250m more to slay India’s hotel industry (Tech In Asia)
  5. China’s Guazi.Com Secures $204.5M In Venture Funding (China Money Network)
  6. Snapdeal Grabs $200M In A Fresh Round Led By Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan And Others (The Tech Portal)
  7. Singapore’s Garena Raises New Funds, Valuing It at $3.75 Billion (The Wall Street Journal)
  8. WeLab Raised US$160M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Baidu Video Raises $155M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Tokopedia Raises $147M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. CarTrade Raises $145M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Push Notification Service Getui Enters Mobile Marketing With $108M Fresh Funding (Tech Node)
  13. QingCloud Raises $100M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. China discounted e-commerce site Juanpi raises $93m (AVCJ)
  15. Byju Raises $75M in Venture Capital Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Japan’s Mercari, an app for selling your stuff, raises $74M in U.S. push (VentureBeat)
  17. Indonesia’s Elevenia scores US$50M from XL Axiata, SK Planet (e27)
  18. Sky makes $45M strategic investment in Asia-based Netflix rival iFlix (TechCrunch)
  19. Swiggy Raises Approx. $35M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Budget VR manufacturer Baofeng Mojing raises US$35M Series B (e27)