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Top 20 Acquisitions for January 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $870,000,000 SolidFire NetApp Software & Services Acquisition
2 $275,000,000 iSIGHT Partners FireEye Software & Services Acquisition
3 $250,000,000 Gilt Groupe Hudson’s Bay Company Ecommerce Acquisition
4 $200,000,000 AddThis Oracle Marketing Acquisition
5 $200,000,000 Altair Sony Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $45,000,000 Heyzap Fyber Marketing Acquisition
7 Undisclosed AdRev Zealot Networks Marketing Acquisition
8 Undisclosed Airvy Campanda Transactions Acquisition
9 Undisclosed Ascending Technologies Intel Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 Undisclosed Ausweb j2 Global Software & Services Acquisition
11 Undisclosed BestParking ParkWhiz Mobile & Apps Acquisition
12 Undisclosed Blynk Kik Interactive Mobile & Apps Acquisition
13 Undisclosed Cord Project Spotify Software & Services Acquisition
14 Undisclosed CRMWaypoint Accenture Marketing Acquisition
15 Undisclosed DataHero Cloudability Software & Services Acquisition
16 Undisclosed Emotient Apple Software & Services Acquisition
17 Undisclosed Epic Expo Logic Transactions Acquisition
18 Undisclosed Event Zero Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
19 Undisclosed Flyby Media Apple Media Acquisition
20 Undisclosed Gallop Labs Big Viking Games Marketing Acquisition

More information

  1. NetApp to Acquire SolidFire, for $870M (FinSMEs)
  2. FireEye Acquires iSIGHT Partners for up to $275M (FinSMEs)
  3. Hudson’s Bay Company to Acquire Gilt Groupe for $250M (FinSMEs)
  4. Oracle Buys Audience Tracking Firm AddThis For Around $200M (TechCrunch)
  5. Sony buys Israeli chip manufacturer Altair for US$200 million (e27)
  6. Fyber Acquires Heyzap for $45M (FinSMEs)
  7. AdRev Acquired By Zealot Networks (SocalTech)
  8. Campanda Acquires French Competitor Airvy (FinSMEs)
  9. Intel Acquires German Drone Startup Ascending Technologies (TechCrunch)
  10. Avid Acquirer j2 Global Completes Four Buyouts in US, UK and Australia (ExitHub)
  11. ParkWhiz Raises $24M in Series C Funding; Acquires BestParking (FinSMEs)
  12. Kik Interactive Acquires Blynk (FinSMEs)
  13. Spotify Acquires Cord Project and Soundwave (FinSMEs)
  14. Accenture Acquires CRMWaypoint (FinSMEs)
  15. Cloudability Acquires DataHero (FinSMEs)
  16. Emotient Acquired By Apple (SocalTech)
  17. Expo Logic Acquires Epic (FinSMEs)
  18. Microsoft buys software firm Event Zero to bolster Skype for Business offering (Channelnomics)
  19. Apple Acquires Flyby Media, Makers Of Tech That “Sees” The World Around You (TechCrunch)
  20. Big Viking Games Acquires Mobile Marketing Startup Gallop Labs (TechCrunch)

Messaging apps are the future of social

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The rise of smartphones has contributed to the phenomenal rise of messaging apps. According to intelligence data from the Business Insider, WeChat, LINE, WhatsApp, and Snapchat are all growing their user numbers in 2014 at a quarterly rate of 15% or higher. Facebook-owned WhatsApp has the highest number of users at 500 million, followed by rivals WeChat, LINE, and Facebook Messenger. It’s also interesting to note that messaging apps are becoming the new hub for social interaction. In fact, according to a report by Forrester Research, it is predicted that messaging apps will soon become the new pivot point of social media, with a potential to become powerful digital gateways that integrate social media, ecommerce, location-based services and payment services. It’s no surprise that acquisitions and investments in the mobile messaging space continue to increase. In October, Yahoo acquired MessageMe for a rumoured $30-40 million and invested $20 million in Snapchat. And today, formidable player Kik, a Canada-based messaging app, has raised a $38.3 million Series C funding round and acquired Relay, a mobile messaging service.

You can read about Kik’s funding here.

Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for August 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $350,000,000 MoPub Twitter Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $200,000,000 AirWatch Insight Venture Partners Mobile & Apps Investment
3 $102,365,000 Truphone Roman Abramovich, Minden Mobile & Apps Investment
4 $90,000,000 Pulse LinkedIn Mobile & Apps Acquisition
5 $60,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
6 $50,000,000 Qwiki Yahoo Mobile & Apps Acquisition
7 $45,000,000 Hotel Tonight Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
8 $41,000,000 Foursquare Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
9 $35,000,000 Houzz Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
10 $30,000,000 Fitbit Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $25,000,000 Clinkle Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
12 $25,000,000 AirWatch Accel, Insight Venture Partners Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $25,000,000 Streetline Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
14 $24,000,000 Check Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
15 $23,000,000 Slice Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $23,000,000 TapIt Phunware Mobile & Apps Acquisition
17 $21,000,000 Whisper Lightspeed Ventures, Sequoia Capital Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $19,500,000 Kik Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
19 $18,300,000 Kony Solutions Telstra Ventures Mobile & Apps Investment
20 $18,000,000 Keek Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment

More information

  1. Twitter + MoPub: Twitter just bought the digital ad exchange it wanted (VentureBeat)
  2. AirWatch Raises $200 Million In Series A (Pulse 2)
  3. Truphone Secures £75M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  4. LinkedIn Acquires Pulse for $90M (FinSMEs)
  5. Snapchat: self-destructing messaging app raises $60m in funding (Guardian)
  6. Yahoo Acquires Qwiki For Around $50 Million (Techcrunch)
  7. Last-Minute Booking App HotelTonight Raises $45M With An Eye On Continued Global Expansion (TechCrunch)
  8. Foursquare’s New $41M Round Helps It Delay Tricky Questions About Its Valuation (Techcrunch)
  9. Home Remodeling Platform Houzz Raises $35M Series C Round Led By NEA And GGV Capital, Launches Paid Pro+ Accounts (Techcrunch)
  10. Fitness And Health Tracker Fitbit Is Raising $30M At A $300M-Plus Valuation (TechCrunch)
  11. Clinkle Raises Celebrity-Filled $25M Round As It Gears Up To Eliminate The Physical Wallet (Techcrunch)
  12. Enterprise Mobility, BYOD Startup AirWatch Adds $25M From Accel To Take Its Series A Total To $225M, As It Preps For Acquisitions (Techcrunch)
  13. Mobile Parking Service Streetline Grabs $25M From True Ventures, Qualcomm, Citi (Forbes)
  14. Check Raises $24M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Slice, The Shopping Companion Powered By Email Inbox Data, Raises $23M From Rakuten & Others (Techcrunch)
  16. Phunware Acquires Mobile Advertising Company TapIt Media Group For $23M (TechCrunch)
  17. Secret-Sharing App Whisper Snags $21 Million From Sequoia, Adds Roelof Botha To Its Board (TechCrunch)
  18. Kik Raises $19.5M Series B, Bets On Its Cards Platform Play To Take On WhatsApp And Others (Techcrunch)
  19. KONY SOLUTIONS COMPLETES $18.3M SERIES D FINANCING (FinSMEs)
  20. Keek Closes $18M Funding (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for July 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $200,000,000 AirWatch Insight Venture Partners Mobile & Apps Investment
2 $102,365,000 Truphone Roman Abramovich, Minden Mobile & Apps Investment
3 $90,000,000 Pulse LinkedIn Mobile & Apps Acquisition
4 $60,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
5 $50,000,000 Qwiki Yahoo Mobile & Apps Acquisition
6 $41,000,000 Foursquare Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
7 $35,000,000 Houzz Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
8 $30,000,000 Fitbit Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
9 $25,000,000 Streetline Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
10 $25,000,000 AirWatch Accel, Insight Venture Partners Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $25,000,000 Clinkle Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
12 $23,000,000 TapIt Phunware Mobile & Apps Acquisition
13 $23,000,000 Slice Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
14 $19,500,000 Kik Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
15 $18,300,000 Kony Solutions Telstra Ventures Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $18,000,000 Keek Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
17 $15,000,000 Zoove Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $15,000,000 Pebble Charles River Ventures Mobile & Apps Investment
19 $15,000,000 FiftyThree Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
20 $15,000,000 Biba Systems Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment

More information

  1. AirWatch Raises $200 Million In Series A (Pulse 2)
  2. Truphone Secures £75M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  3. LinkedIn Acquires Pulse for $90M (FinSMEs)
  4. Snapchat: self-destructing messaging app raises $60m in funding (Guardian)
  5. Yahoo Acquires Qwiki For Around $50 Million (Techcrunch)
  6. Foursquare’s New $41M Round Helps It Delay Tricky Questions About Its Valuation (Techcrunch)
  7. Home Remodeling Platform Houzz Raises $35M Series C Round Led By NEA And GGV Capital, Launches Paid Pro+ Accounts (Techcrunch)
  8. Fitness And Health Tracker Fitbit Is Raising $30M At A $300M-Plus Valuation (TechCrunch)
  9. Mobile Parking Service Streetline Grabs $25M From True Ventures, Qualcomm, Citi (Forbes)
  10. Enterprise Mobility, BYOD Startup AirWatch Adds $25M From Accel To Take Its Series A Total To $225M, As It Preps For Acquisitions (Techcrunch)
  11. Clinkle Raises Celebrity-Filled $25M Round As It Gears Up To Eliminate The Physical Wallet (Techcrunch)
  12. Phunware Acquires Mobile Advertising Company TapIt Media Group For $23M (TechCrunch)
  13. Slice, The Shopping Companion Powered By Email Inbox Data, Raises $23M From Rakuten & Others (Techcrunch)
  14. Kik Raises $19.5M Series B, Bets On Its Cards Platform Play To Take On WhatsApp And Others (Techcrunch)
  15. KONY SOLUTIONS COMPLETES $18.3M SERIES D FINANCING (FinSMEs)
  16. Keek Closes $18M Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Zoove Raises $15M in Series E Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Pebble Nabs $15M In Funding, Outs PebbleKit SDK And Pebble Sports API To Spur Smartwatch App Development (Techcrunch)
  19. FiftyThree, Maker Of Drawing App Paper, Raises $15 Million From Andreessen Horowitz And Others (Techcrunch)
  20. BIBA SYSTEMS RAISES $15M IN SERIES B FUNDING (FinSMEs)