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Top 20 North American Deals for May 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $2,400,000,000 Blue Coat Systems Bain Capital Software & Services Acquisition
2 $1,960,000,000 Polycom Mitel Software & Services Acquisition
3 $1,800,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
4 $1,800,000,000 Marketo Vista Equity Partners Marketing Acquisition
5 $1,600,000,000 Wind Mobile SunShaw Mobile & Apps Acquisition
6 $1,400,000,000 Jasper Technologies Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
7 $1,000,000,000 Lyft Consortium Transactions Investment
8 $870,000,000 SolidFire NetApp Software & Services Acquisition
9 $793,500,000 Magic Leap Consortium Software & Services Investment
10 $633,000,000 Textura Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
11 $540,000,000 Serena Software Micro Focus Software & Services Acquisition
12 $400,000,000 SintecMedia Francisco Partners Software & Services Acquisition
13 $360,000,000 Tapad Telenor Group Marketing Acquisition
14 $350,000,000 Microsoft (feature phone business) FIH Mobile Software & Services Acquisition
15 $275,000,000 TradeKing Ally Financial Transactions Investment
16 $275,000,000 iSIGHT Partners FireEye Software & Services Acquisition
17 $253,000,000 Pivotal Consortium Software & Services Investment
18 $250,000,000 Gilt Groupe Hudson’s Bay Company Ecommerce Acquisition
19 $200,000,000 Slack Consortium Software & Services Investment
20 $200,000,000 Uber LetterOne Transactions Investment

More information

  1. Bain Capital to Buy Blue Coat Systems (The Wall Street Journal)
  2. Mitel buys Polycom for $1.96B in enterprise communications consolidation play (TechCrunch)
  3. Snapchat raised $1.8B in a Series F round; leaked deck reveals revenues, user numbers (TechCrunch)
  4. Vista Equity Partners buys marketing automation giant Marketo for $1.8B in cash (TechCrunch)
  5. Shaw completes $1.6 billion acquisition of wireless carrier Wind Mobile (Vancouver Sun)
  6. Cisco Takes A Leap In IoT With Jasper Acquisition (Forbes)
  7. Lyft Raises $1 Billion; Valued at $5.5 Billion (FinSMEs)
  8. NetApp to Acquire SolidFire, for $870M (FinSMEs)
  9. Magic Leap Raises $793.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Oracle to buy Textura in $663 million deal (MarketWatch)
  11. Micro Focus to buy Serena Software in $540m deal (ZDNet)
  12. Francisco Partners buys Israeli startup SintecMedia for $400 million (GeekTime)
  13. Telenor Group Acquires Tapad for $360M (FinSMEs)
  14. Microsoft is selling its feature phone business to Foxconn for $350 million (The Verge)
  15. Ally Financial Acquires TradeKing for $275M (FinSMEs)
  16. FireEye Acquires iSIGHT Partners for up to $275M (FinSMEs)
  17. Pivotal scores $253 million Series C led by Ford on hefty $2.8 billion valuation (TechCrunch)
  18. Hudson’s Bay Company to Acquire Gilt Groupe for $250M (FinSMEs)
  19. Slack confirms it has raised $200 million at $3.8 billion valuation (VentureBeat)
  20. Uber adds another $200M from Luxembourg firm (Vator News)

Top 20 North American Deals for September 2015

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $4,400,000,000 AOL Verizon Media Acquisition
2 $3,000,000,000 Aruba Networks Hewlett-Packard Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $1,500,000,000 Lynda.com LinkedIn Media Acquisition
4 $1,200,000,000 Virtustream EMC Software & Services Acquisition
5 $1,200,000,000 Uber Baidu Transactions Investment
6 $1,000,000,000 Uber Undisclosed Transactions Investment
7 $1,000,000,000 Uber Microsoft, Bennett Coleman & Co. Transactions Investment
8 $1,000,000,000 SoFi SoftBank Transactions Investment
9 $910,000,000 Altegra Health Emdeon Transactions Acquisition
10 $890,000,000 Xoom PayPal Transactions Acquisition
11 $810,000,000 Trustwave Singtel Software & Services Acquisition
12 $537,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $530,000,000 Lyft Rakuten Transactions Investment
14 $500,000,000 Zenefits Consortium Software & Services Investment
15 $500,000,000 Wish DST Capital Ecommerce Investment
16 $500,000,000 1010data Advance Software & Services Acquisition
17 $485,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $450,000,000 Palantir Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
19 $410,000,000 OverDrive Rakuten Transactions Acquisition
20 $367,000,000 Pinterest Undisclosed Media Investment

More information

  1. Verizon Agrees to Buy AOL for $4.4 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  2. HP to acquire Aruba Networks for about $3B (CNBC)
  3. LinkedIn to Acquire Lynda.com for $1.5BN (FinSMEs)
  4. EMC Continues Shift To Cloud With $1.2B Virtustream Purchase (TechCrunch)
  5. Uber Has Raised $1.2B More In China With Baidu Investing As Rival Didi Kuaidi Gets $3B (TechCrunch)
  6. Facing Demand, Uber Expands Funding Round by $1 Billion (NY Times)
  7. Uber reportedly raises $1B at a $51B valuation from investors including Microsoft (VentureBeat)
  8. SoFi raises whopping $1 billion to refinance student loans (Fortune)
  9. Emdeon to Acquire Altegra Health for $910M (FinSMEs)
  10. PayPal to Acquire Xoom for $890M (FinSMEs)
  11. Singtel buys US cybersecurity firm for US$810M (Tech In Asia)
  12. Snapchat Closes Another Massive Funding Round — $537 Million (Re/code)
  13. Lyft Raises $530M in Series E Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Zenefits Raises $500M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Sources: DST Global Led Mobile Shopping App Wish’s $500M Round (TechCrunch)
  16. Advance Acquires 1010data for $500M (FinSMEs)
  17. Snapchat Raises $485M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Palantir Raises $450 Million, Now Valued At $20 Billion (TechCrunch)
  19. Rakuten Buys Ebook And Audiobook Platform OverDrive For $410M (TechCrunch)
  20. Pinterest raises $367M at $11B valuation with a look toward international expansion (VentureBeat)

2012 Q1- Region & Sector Analysis

Region Analysis


In Q1 2012, the total value of deals in Europe and South American was a multiple of activity recorded in Q1 2011. This compares with steady numbers in Middle East and a small contraction in North America. Asia/Pacific suffered a 56% contraction in total deal value, while Africa recorded three deals in Q1 2012, compared with none in Q1 2011.

In Q1 2012, we tracked 636 North American deals compared with 266 in Q1 2011.

Overall the total value of deals has decreased in Asia Pacific and North America whilst the Middle East, South America and Europe have all seen growth, with Africa seeing 3 deals in Q1 2012, where previously there were none in Q1 2011. Europe, which has the highest average deal value (ADV), also has the highest percentage growth; however its increase in total deals is second to North America. This shows that in Europe in Q1 2012 there were a smaller number of deals at larger values than North America North America. In North America the total deal value decreased by 17%, however the amount of deals increased significantly showing the opposite situation, where a higher number of deals occurred with smaller values. The healthy increase in angel and series A investment activity in the North American region has been a significant contributing factor in these statistical changes.

There was an increase in the volume of deals across all regions in Q1 2012. North America maintained the highest number of deals in both Q1 2011 and Q1 2012. North America’s Q1 2011 deal number figure was greater than that of the other region’s Q1 2012 figures, demonstrating the health of Internet investment and acquisition activity in the North American region in Q1 2011 continuing into Q1 2012.

 Sector Analysis

Games, hardware & infrastructure and mobile & apps all experienced cumulative value growth from Q1 2011 to Q1 2012. Transactions, media, software & services and ecommerce all saw negative growth in their cumulative values in Q1 2012 compared with Q1 2011. Games had the highest growth in cumulative deal value and it had the smallest change in the amount of deals from Q1 2011 to Q1 2012, showing a significant increase in the sectors average deal values from Q1 2011 to Q1 2012. Conversely, software & services had a negative growth in total deal value but the largest increase in the amount of deals across all sectors, suggesting a larger volume of deals at smaller average deal values.

The industry with the highest average deal value by far is hardware & infrastructure, most likely due to the dynamics of this particular sector and its higher capital requirement. The games sector comes in second with an ADV of $45.9 million.

The highlight deal in the Q1 2012 period was in the hardware & infrastructure sector, where Cisco acquired NDS Group, a UK based company, for $5 billion USD. The second largest deal was also in the hardware & infrastructure sector, where Western Digital acquired US company, Hitachi Global for $4.8 billion USD.

The largest software and services deal was Oracle’s acquisition of Taleo in February this year for $1.9 billion USD. The largest deal in the game industry was International Game Technology’s acquisition of Double Down, another US based company for $500 million USD. In the Ecommerce sector, the largest deal was Royal Ahold’s acquisition of Bol.com, another Netherlands based company for the amount of $480 million.