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Top 20 Rest of the World Deals for July 2016

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$300,000,000GettVolkswagen GroupTransactionsInvestment
2$200,000,000AltairSonyHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$85,000,000Africa Internet GroupOrangeSoftware & ServicesInvestment
4$83,000,000Africa Internet GroupAXA InsuranceEcommerceInvestment
5$72,000,000Sirin Labs ConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
6$67,000,000WadiAl Tayyar Travel GroupEcommerceInvestment
7$60,000,000MagnacomBroadcomSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$55,000,000Jumia GroupCommonwealth Development CorporationEcommerceInvestment
9$50,000,000WalkMeUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
10$45,000,000MatificLeon KamenevMobile & AppsInvestment
11$45,000,000OutbrainUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
12$40,000,000TravelstartAmadeus Capital PartnersTransactionsInvestment
13$32,000,000Weka.IOConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
14$28,500,000AiroboticsConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
15$27,000,000StratoscaleConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
16$25,000,000XJet 3DCatalyst CEL Fund, AutodeskSoftware & ServicesInvestment
18$23,000,000Team8 ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
20$20,000,000LightCyber ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment

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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. Jumia Group raises $55 million from Commonwealth Development Corporation (Dignited)
  9. Exclusive: Israeli WalkMe raises $50 million in Series E in march to IPO (GeekTime)
  10. Israeli edtech startup Matific scores massive $45 million round (Geek Time)
  11. Israeli Outbrain raises $45 million according to surprise announcement (GeekTime)
  12. Travelstart Raises US$40M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Software Defined Storage Tech Provider Weka.IO Announces $32M Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Airobotics raises $28.5M to pursue autonomous drone platforms for heavy industry (TechCrunch)
  15. Stratoscale Secures $27M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  16. Israel’s XJet 3D printing firm raises $25 million (Reuters)
  17. Riskified Raises $25M in Growth Round, Revealing Fraud Prevention Wizard Behind E-Commerce Curtain (PR Newswire)
  18. Team8 Raises $23M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. User-generated content marketing platform Yotpo picks up $22M Series C (TechCrunch)
  20. LightCyber lands $20 million Series B to secure networks using behavioral analytics (TechCrunch)

Top 20 North American Deals for July 2016

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
2$9,300,000,000NetSuiteOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
3$4,650,000,000Blue CoatSymantecSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$4,400,000,000StarzLions GateMediaAcquisition
5$3,500,000,000UberPublic Investment FundTransactionsInvestment
6$2,800,000,000DemandwareSalesforceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
7$2,400,000,000Blue Coat SystemsBain CapitalSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$1,960,000,000PolycomMitelSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
9$1,800,000,000MarketoVista Equity PartnersMarketingAcquisition
10$1,800,000,000SnapchatConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
11$1,600,000,000Wind MobileSunShawMobile & AppsAcquisition
12$1,400,000,000Jasper TechnologiesCiscoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$1,220,000,000TRADER CorporationThoma BravoMediaAcquisition
15$870,000,000SolidFireNetAppSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16$793,500,000Magic LeapConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
17$633,000,000TexturaOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18$540,000,000Serena SoftwareMicro FocusSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$400,000,000SintecMediaFrancisco PartnersSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
20$360,000,000TapadTelenor GroupMarketingAcquisition

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  1. Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion (The Wall Street Journal)
  2. Oracle Buys NetSuite for $9.3 Billion (FinSMEs)
  3. Symantec to Acquire Web Security Company Blue Coat, for approx. $4.65 Billion (FinSMEs)
  4. Lions Gate Agrees to Buy Starz in $4.4 Billion Deal (The Wall Street Journal)
  5. Uber Turns to Saudi Arabia for $3.5 Billion Cash Infusion (The New York Times)
  6. Salesforce buys Demandware for $2.8B, taking a big step into e-commerce (TechCrunch)
  7. Bain Capital to Buy Blue Coat Systems (The Wall Street Journal)
  8. Mitel buys Polycom for $1.96B in enterprise communications consolidation play (TechCrunch)
  9. Vista Equity Partners buys marketing automation giant Marketo for $1.8B in cash (TechCrunch)
  10. Snapchat raised $1.8B in a Series F round; leaked deck reveals revenues, user numbers (TechCrunch)
  11. Shaw completes $1.6 billion acquisition of wireless carrier Wind Mobile (Vancouver Sun)
  12. Cisco Takes A Leap In IoT With Jasper Acquisition (Forbes)
  13. Thoma Bravo to Acquire TRADER Corporation (BusinessWire)
  14. Lyft Raises $1 Billion; Valued at $5.5 Billion (FinSMEs)
  15. NetApp to Acquire SolidFire, for $870M (FinSMEs)
  16. Magic Leap Raises $793.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Oracle to buy Textura in $663 million deal (MarketWatch)
  18. Micro Focus to buy Serena Software in $540m deal (ZDNet)
  19. Francisco Partners buys Israeli startup SintecMedia for $400 million (GeekTime)
  20. Telenor Group Acquires Tapad for $360M (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Media Deals for July 2016

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
2$4,400,000,000StarzLions GateMediaAcquisition
3$1,220,000,000TRADER CorporationThoma BravoMediaAcquisition
5$300,000,000BabyTreeShenzhen Qianhe Capital Management, Matrix Partners ChinaMediaInvestment
6$228,000,000Mango TVUndisclosedMediaInvestment
7$155,000,000Baidu VideoConsortiumMediaInvestment
8$107,931,000DeezerAccess Industries, OrangeMediaInvestment
13$55,000,000Giphy ConsortiumMediaInvestment
16$35,000,000Vidyard ConsortiumMediaInvestment
19$25,000,000Odyssey Michael Lazerow, Jason EpsteinMediaInvestment

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  1. Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion (The Wall Street Journal)
  2. Lions Gate Agrees to Buy Starz in $4.4 Billion Deal (The Wall Street Journal)
  3. Thoma Bravo to Acquire TRADER Corporation (BusinessWire)
  4. Wanda Acquires China’s Leading Movie Portal Mtime For $350 Million (Deadline)
  5. BabyTree Bags $300M USD In Largest Ever Funding Round For Mother & Baby Tech (Tech Node)
  6. Mango TV to grow beyond just Internet TV with an additional US$228M (e27)
  7. Baidu Video Raises $155M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. Deezer Secures €100M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Taboola steps up in video, buys ConvertMedia for shy of $100M (TechCrunch)
  10. Video Social Network Musical.ly Raising $100 Million at $500 Million Valuation (Billboard)
  11. Snapchat reportedly buys Bitstrips for $100 million (Vator News)
  12. Mobile Entertainment Company Scopely Closes $55M Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  13. Giphy Raises $55M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Medium Raises $50M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  15. Sky makes $45M strategic investment in Asia-based Netflix rival iFlix (TechCrunch)
  16. Vidyard Closes $35M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  17. Video Engagement Platform SundaySky Raises $30M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. WPP, AwesomenessTV Lead $27 Million Investment in Hispanic Video Net Mitú (Ad Age)
  19. Odyssey Raised $25M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Xiaomi makes first investment in India, leads $25 million funding in Hungama (The Economic Times)

Top 20 Investments for July 2016

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$3,500,000,000UberPublic Investment FundTransactionsInvestment
2$1,800,000,000SnapchatConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
5$1,000,000,000Didi ChuxingAppleTransactionsInvestment
7$793,500,000Magic LeapConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
8$600,000,000Weidong Cloud EducationCCB InternationalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
9$600,000,000Didi ChuxingChina Life InsuranceTransactionsInvestment
10$500,000,000Ping An Good DoctorUndisclosedMobile & AppsInvestment
11$449,000,000BYDSamsungHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
12$449,000,000QufenqiHangzhou Liaison Interactive Information Technology, Beijing Phoenix Wealth Holding GroupTransactionsInvestment
13$400,000,000Didi ChuxingPoly GroupTransactionsInvestment
14$362,231,100Global Fashion GroupConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
15$339,000,000Global Fashion GroupRocket InternetTransactionsInvestment
17$300,000,000BabyTreeShenzhen Qianhe Capital Management, Matrix Partners ChinaMediaInvestment
18$300,000,000BitautoConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
19$300,000,000GettVolkswagen GroupTransactionsInvestment
20$275,000,000TradeKingAlly FinancialTransactionsInvestment

More information

  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. Apple invests $1bn in Chinese ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing (Reuters)
  6. Lyft Raises $1 Billion; Valued at $5.5 Billion (FinSMEs)
  7. Magic Leap Raises $793.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. CCB International Invests In Weidong Cloud Education At $600M Valuation (China Money Network)
  9. China’s Uber rival Didi Chuxing raises $600 million from China Life Insurance (Reuters)
  10. Chinese Healthcare App Ping An Good Doctor Closes USD$500M Series A Venture Capital Round (FinSMEs)
  11. Samsung Invests $449 Million in Buffett-Backed Carmaker BYD (Bloomberg)
  12. Ant Financial-Backed Qufenqi Raises $449M In Pre-IPO Investment (China Money Network)
  13. Didi Chuxing strikes again with US$400M from China’s leading trading and real estate conglomerate (e27)
  14. Global Fashion Group Raises €330M (FinSMEs)
  15. Zalora and Jabong get boost as Rocket Internet’s fashion startup group nabs $339m funding (Tech In Asia)
  16. Online Student Lender CommonBond Receives approx. $330M; Buys Gradible (FinSMEs)
  17. BabyTree Bags $300M USD In Largest Ever Funding Round For Mother & Baby Tech (Tech Node)
  18. Automotive Industry Internet Services Company Bitauto Receives $300m Investment (FinSMEs)
  19. Uber Rival Gett Receives $300M in Funding From Volkswagen (Bloomberg)
  20. Ally Financial Acquires TradeKing for $275M (FinSMEs)