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Rest of the World Deals for September 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $9,247,968,000 Global Village Telecom Telefonica Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $900,000,000 Viber Media Rakuten Mobile & Apps Acquisition
3 $200,000,000 Cyvera Palo Alto Networks Software & Services Acquisition
4 $120,000,000 yuMobile Safaricom, Airtel Kenya Mobile & Apps Acquisition
5 $100,000,000 DragonPlay Ltd. Bally Technologies Games Acquisition
6 $100,000,000 ironSource Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
7 $85,000,000 IronSource Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
8 $79,000,930 Linio Consortium Ecommerce Investment
9 $55,000,000 Movile Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
10 $40,000,000 Easy Taxi Phenomen Ventures, Tengelmann Ventures Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $34,000,000 Genieo Innovation Somoto Software & Services Acquisition
12 $30,000,000 Ginger Software Intel Software & Services Acquisition
13 $30,000,000 Vidmind Trellas Software & Services Investment
14 $26,000,000 Zerto Consortium Software & Services Investment
15 $25,000,000 OurCrowd Undisclosed Transactions Investment
16 $25,000,000 CTERA Networks Consortium Software & Services Investment
17 $25,000,000 GetTaxi Vostok Nafta Investment Ltd Transactions Investment
18 $20,000,000 Kenshoo Bain Capital Ventures Marketing Investment
19 $20,000,000 Navent Riverwood Capital Transactions Investment
20 $14,300,000 Nubank Undisclosed Transactions Investment

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  1. Vivendi, Telefonica seal 7.2-billion-euro Brazilian broadband deal (Reuters UK)
  2. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  3. Palo Alto Networks Acquires Cyvera for $200M (FinSMEs)
  4. Safaricom, Airtel Kenya finally acquire yuMobile for US $ 120 million (CIO)
  5. Bally Technologies acquires DragonPlay for $100m (Globes)
  6. IronSource Closes Pre-IPO Investment Round of Up to $100 Million (Wall Street Journal)
  7. IronSource Raises $85M (FinSMEs)
  8. Linio Closes €58M Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Movile Raises $55m in Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Rocket Internet’s Easy Taxi Raises $40M Series D To Expand In Asia, Latin America (TechCrunch)
  11. Somoto acquires Genieo Innovation for $34m (Globes)
  12. Intel Pays Up To $30M For A Personal Assistant Platform From Ginger Software (TechCrunch)
  13. Vidmind Receives $30M Investment from Trellas (FinSMEs)
  14. Zerto Raises $26M in Series D Financing (FinSMEs)
  15. OurCrowd Closes $25M Series B Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  16. CTERA Networks Raises $25M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  17. Hailo rival GetTaxi raises $150 million in venture capital (Irish Times)
  18. Tel Aviv’s Kenshoo Raises $20M; Valuation $400M to $500M (Wall Street Journal)
  19. LatAm’s Navent Takes In Another $20M For Its Regional Online Classifieds Empire (TechCrunch)
  20. Nubank Raises $14.3M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)

Baidu Strengthen Mobile Hold in China

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Baidu Strengthen Mobile Hold in China

Chinese search giant Baidu acquired one of the country’s leading group buying sites Nuomi for US$160 million last week. Nuomi offers location based deals to its 3.8 million active paying users. The purchase is complementary to Baidu’s advertising business, and offers a way to strengthen its location-based services particularly on mobile devices.

Baidu has recently been on an acquisition spree in the mobile space, purchasing third-party app distributor 91 Wireless back in July. This most recent acquisition is another sign of Baidu’s continuing commitment to delivering superior value to their mobile users. It’s our opinion that although Nuomi as a company is focused on group-buying, the value in the business on-going will be directly linked to its success or failure in integrating with Baidu’s existing location-based services. With this in mind, the deal should in no way serve as an indicator of a forthcoming resurrection of the 2010/2011 glory days where every man and his dog owned a group-buying site.