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Top 20 Acquisitions for December 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $19,000,000,000 WhatsApp Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $9,670,032,000 Ono Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $9,247,968,000 Global Village Telecom Telefonica Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $5,700,000,000 TW Telecom Level 3 Software & Services Acquisition
5 $5,300,000,000 MICROS Systems Oracle Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $3,500,000,000 Trulia Zillow Transactions Acquisition
7 $3,200,000,000 Nest Labs Google Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $3,000,000,000 Beats Electronics Apple Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $2,500,000,000 Mojang Microsoft Games Acquisition
10 $2,500,000,000 Compuware Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
11 $2,300,000,000 Conversant Alliance Data Marketing Acquisition
12 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $2,000,000,000 Oculus VR Facebook Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $1,650,000,000 Mercury Payment Vantiv Transactions Acquisition
15 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
16 $1,200,000,000 Multimedia Games Global Cash Access Games Acquisition
17 $1,100,000,000 Fusion-io SanDisk Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
18 $1,000,000,000 Ebates Rakuten Transactions Acquisition
19 $970,000,000 Twitch Amazon Games Acquisition
20 $930,000,000 TravelClick Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. Vodafone completes €7.2 billion acquisition of Ono (Vodafone)
  3. Vivendi, Telefonica seal 7.2-billion-euro Brazilian broadband deal (Reuters UK)
  4. Level 3 Agrees to Buy TW Telecom in $5.7 Billion Deal (Bloomberg)
  5. Oracle buys MICROS Systems for $5.3 billion (ZDNet)
  6. Zillow To Acquire Trulia In $3.5B Stock-For-Stock Deal (TechCrunch)
  7. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  8. Apple finally confirms its $3B acquisition of Beats Electronics (VentureBeat)
  9. Minecraft’ Developer Mojang Acquired by Microsoft for $2.5 Billion as Notch Moves On (TouchArcade)
  10. Compuware to Be Acquired by Thoma Bravo for $2.5 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  11. Alliance Data to acquire Conversant for $2.3 billion (LA Times)
  12. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  13. Facebook is buying Oculus for $2B to ‘get ready for the platform of tomorrow’ (VentureBeat)
  14. Vantiv Buys Mercury Payment From Silver Lake for $1.65 Billion (Bloomberg)
  15. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  16. Global Cash Access to Acquire Multimedia Games (Owler)
  17. SanDisk to acquire Fusion-io for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  18. Rakuten Buys Ebates For $1 Billion (TechCrunch)
  19. THE NEWS WRAP: Amazon acquires game streaming platform Twitch for $970 million (StartupSmart)
  20. Thoma Bravo Completes $930 Million Acquisition of TravelClick (Hotel News Resource)

Top 20 European Deals for December 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $9,670,032,000 Ono Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $2,500,000,000 Mojang Microsoft Games Acquisition
3 $925,000,000 Exact Apax Partners Software & Services Acquisition
4 $613,872,000 Tele2 Teliasonera Mobile & Apps Acquisition
5 $493,300,000 Clear2Pay FIS Software & Services Acquisition
6 $445,000,000 Rocket Internet PLDT Software & Services Investment
7 $350,000,000 Delivery Hero Consortium Transactions Investment
8 $337,000,000 Quintiq Dassualt Systemes Software & Services Acquisition
9 $235,000,000 Adconion Amobee Marketing Acquisition
10 $175,000,000 Tail-f Systems Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
11 $150,000,000 Ozon.ru AFK Sistema, MTS Ecommerce Investment
12 $140,000,000 Inforsacom Datatec Software & Services Acquisition
13 $128,756,800 Momondo Group Great Hill Partners Transactions Investment
14 $125,136,000 Klarna Consortium Transactions Acquisition
15 $112,000,000 Borro Victory Park Capital Transactions Investment
16 $112,000,000 One Kings Lane Undisclosed Ecommerce Investment
17 $101,954,625 Sarenza Bpifrance Ecommerce Investment
18 $100,000,000 BlaBlaCar Consortium Transactions Investment
19 $98,654,400 Westwing Consortium Ecommerce Investment
20 $95,000,000 eNovance Red Hat Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  1. Vodafone completes €7.2 billion acquisition of Ono (Vodafone)
  2. Minecraft’ Developer Mojang Acquired by Microsoft for $2.5 Billion as Notch Moves On (TouchArcade)
  3. Apax-Linked Funds to Acquire Dutch Software Maker for $925 Million (NY Times Dealbook)
  4. Teliasonera acquires Tele2 Norway for €450 million after regulatory “failure” (European Communications)
  5. FIS to Acquire Clear2Pay to Expand Global Payments Business (Wall Street Journal)
  6. PLDT Invests $445M In Rocket Internet To Develop Online Payment Services For Emerging Markets (TechCrunch)
  7. Delivery Hero, Hungry For Growth, Orders Up Another $350M In Funding (TechCrunch)
  8. Dassualt Systemes to acquire Dutch firm Quintiq for $337 million (The Economic Times)
  9. Amobee Buys Adconion For $235M And Kontera For $150M In Consolidation Play (TechCrunch)
  10. Cisco acquires Stockholm, Sweden-based networking tech firm Tail-f Systems for $175 million (TechEU)
  11. Ozon receives giant funding from AFK Sistema and MTS (EWDN)
  12. Datatec buys $140m German IT firm (Tech Central)
  13. Momondo Group raises £80 million from Great Hill Partners (TNOOZ)
  14. Klarna Raised €90M to Acquire SOFORT (FinSMEs)
  15. Borro Closes $112M Financing with Victory Park Capital (FinSMEs)
  16. One Kings Lane Raises $112M At A $912M Valuation In A Quest To Dominate Home Goods Online (TechCrunch)
  17. Sarenza raises €74mn and readies itself to conquer Europe (Ecommerce Facts)
  18. BlaBlaCar Raises $100M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Westwing Receives €72M (FinSMEs)
  20. Red Hat to Buy eNovance in OpenStack Collaboration (The Wall Street Journal)

Top Acquisitions for November 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $19,000,000,000 WhatsApp Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $9,670,032,000 Ono Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $9,247,968,000 Global Village Telecom Telefonica Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $5,700,000,000 TW Telecom Level 3 Software & Services Acquisition
5 $5,300,000,000 MICROS Systems Oracle Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $3,500,000,000 Trulia Zillow Transactions Acquisition
7 $3,200,000,000 Nest Labs Google Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $3,000,000,000 Beats Electronics Apple Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $2,500,000,000 Compuware Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
10 $2,500,000,000 Mojang Microsoft Games Acquisition
11 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $2,300,000,000 Conversant Alliance Data Marketing Acquisition
13 $2,000,000,000 Oculus VR Facebook Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $1,650,000,000 Mercury Payment Vantiv Transactions Acquisition
15 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
16 $1,200,000,000 Multimedia Games Global Cash Access Games Acquisition
17 $1,100,000,000 Fusion-io SanDisk Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
18 $1,000,000,000 Ebates Rakuten Transactions Acquisition
19 $970,000,000 Twitch Amazon Games Acquisition
20 $930,000,000 All3Media Discovery, Liberty Global Marketing Acquisition

More information

  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. Vodafone completes €7.2 billion acquisition of Ono (Vodafone)
  3. Vivendi, Telefonica seal 7.2-billion-euro Brazilian broadband deal (Reuters UK)
  4. Level 3 Agrees to Buy TW Telecom in $5.7 Billion Deal (Bloomberg)
  5. Oracle buys MICROS Systems for $5.3 billion (ZDNet)
  6. Zillow To Acquire Trulia In $3.5B Stock-For-Stock Deal (TechCrunch)
  7. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  8. Apple finally confirms its $3B acquisition of Beats Electronics (VentureBeat)
  9. Compuware to Be Acquired by Thoma Bravo for $2.5 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  10. Minecraft’ Developer Mojang Acquired by Microsoft for $2.5 Billion as Notch Moves On (TouchArcade)
  11. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  12. Alliance Data to acquire Conversant for $2.3 billion (LA Times)
  13. Facebook is buying Oculus for $2B to ‘get ready for the platform of tomorrow’ (VentureBeat)
  14. Vantiv Buys Mercury Payment From Silver Lake for $1.65 Billion (Bloomberg)
  15. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  16. Global Cash Access to Acquire Multimedia Games (Owler)
  17. SanDisk to acquire Fusion-io for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  18. Rakuten Buys Ebates For $1 Billion (TechCrunch)
  19. THE NEWS WRAP: Amazon acquires game streaming platform Twitch for $970 million (StartupSmart)
  20. Discovery, Liberty Global Acquire All3Media in $930 Million Deal (Variety)

Top 20 Games Deals for November 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $2,500,000,000 Mojang Microsoft Games Acquisition
2 $1,200,000,000 Multimedia Games Global Cash Access Games Acquisition
3 $970,000,000 Twitch Amazon Games Acquisition
4 $885,000,000 Big Fish Games Churchhill Downs Games Acquisition
5 $165,000,000 Bash Gaming GSN Games Games Acquisition
6 $120,000,000 Kabam Alibaba Group Games Investment
7 $110,000,000 4:33 Creative Lab Line, Tencent Games Investment
8 $100,000,000 DragonPlay Ltd. Bally Technologies Games Acquisition
9 $80,000,000 LineKong Consortium Games Investment
10 $74,000,000 FunPlus Consortium Games Investment
11 $70,000,000 FanDuel Consortium Games Investment
12 $50,000,000 Gumi Consortium Games Investment
13 $41,000,000 DraftKings Consortium Games Investment
14 $35,000,000 Scopely Consortium Games Investment
15 $34,500,000 Azubu Sapinda Group Games Investment
16 $30,000,000 Social Point Highland Capital Partners Europe, Idinvest Games Investment
17 $21,500,000 Joyme Fosun Capital Group, BlueRun Ventures Games Investment
18 $20,000,000 Westhouse Xiaomi Games Investment
19 $20,000,000 Playstudios Consortium Games Investment
20 $18,000,000 Machinima Warner Bros. Entertainment Games Investment

More information

  1. Minecraft’ Developer Mojang Acquired by Microsoft for $2.5 Billion as Notch Moves On (TouchArcade)
  2. Global Cash Access to Acquire Multimedia Games (Owler)
  3. THE NEWS WRAP: Amazon acquires game streaming platform Twitch for $970 million (StartupSmart)
  4. Big Fish Games to be acquired for $885 million by racetrack operator Churchill Downs (Geekwire)
  5. GSN’s $165M Bash Gaming Acquisition Nets 100X Return For Investors (TechCrunch)
  6. Kabam to Receive $120M Investment from Alibaba Group (FinSMEs)
  7. Line And Tencent Pour $110M Into Korea’s 4:33 Creative Lab Games Studio (TechCrunch)
  8. Bally Technologies acquires DragonPlay for $100m (Globes)
  9. Mobile Game Developer LineKong Rakes in $80 Million of Series C Funding (Technode)
  10. FunPlus Raises $74M in Venture Capital Financing (FinSMEs)
  11. FanDuel Raises $70 Million as Daily Fantasy Sports Battle Heats Up (Wall Street Journal)
  12. Gumi raises $50M, partners with Sega Networks in next step toward digital entertainment domination (TechInAsia)
  13. DraftKings, a Fantasy Sports Site, Raises $41 Million (NY Times DealBook)
  14. Scopely Raises $35M For Its Mobile Gaming Platform (TechCrunch)
  15. Twitch, MLG.TV e-sports rival Azubu secures $34.5M in latest funding round (VentureBeat)
  16. Social Point Raises $30M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Mobile Game Portal Joyme Gets $21.5 Million Series B Funding (TechNode)
  18. Xiaomi invests $20 million in Kingsoft-owned online gaming company (Tech in Asia)
  19. Playstudios Secures $20M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  20. Gaming video site Machinima confirms $18M round (Venture Beat)