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Top 20 North American Deals for 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $19,000,000,000 WhatsApp Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $5,700,000,000 TW Telecom Level 3 Software & Services Acquisition
3 $5,300,000,000 MICROS Systems Oracle Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $3,500,000,000 Trulia Zillow Transactions Acquisition
5 $3,200,000,000 Nest Labs Google Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $3,000,000,000 Beats Electronics Apple Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $2,000,000,000 Oculus VR Facebook Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $1,650,000,000 Mercury Payment Vantiv Transactions Acquisition
10 $1,500,000,000 Airwatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
11 $1,200,000,000 Uber Consortium Transactions Investment
12 $1,100,000,000 Fusion-io SanDisk Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $970,000,000 Twitch Amazon Games Acquisition
14 $930,000,000 All3Media Discovery, Liberty Global Marketing Acquisition
15 $930,000,000 TravelClick Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
16 $752,000,000 iParadigms Insight Venture Partners Software & Services Acquisition
17 $555,000,000 Dropcam Google/Nest Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
18 $500,000,000 DeepMind Google Software & Services Acquisition
19 $500,000,000 Maker Studios The Walt Disney Company Media Acquisition
20 $500,000,000 Skybox Imaging Google Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. Level 3 Agrees to Buy TW Telecom in $5.7 Billion Deal (Bloomberg)
  3. Oracle buys MICROS Systems for $5.3 billion (ZDNet)
  4. Zillow To Acquire Trulia In $3.5B Stock-For-Stock Deal (TechCrunch)
  5. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  6. Apple finally confirms its $3B acquisition of Beats Electronics (VentureBeat)
  7. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  8. Facebook is buying Oculus for $2B to ‘get ready for the platform of tomorrow’ (VentureBeat)
  9. Vantiv Buys Mercury Payment From Silver Lake for $1.65 Billion (Bloomberg)
  10. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  11. Uber Closes $1.2BN Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  12. SanDisk to acquire Fusion-io for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  13. THE NEWS WRAP: Amazon acquires game streaming platform Twitch for $970 million (StartupSmart)
  14. Discovery, Liberty Global Acquire All3Media in $930 Million Deal (Variety)
  15. Thoma Bravo Completes $930 Million Acquisition of TravelClick (Hotel News Resource)
  16. Acquisition of iParadigms for $752 Million Led by Insight Venture Partners (Turnitin)
  17. Google and Nest Acquire Dropcam For $555 Million (TechCrunch)
  18. Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M (TechCrunch)
  19. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)
  20. Google Buys Satellite Company Skybox Imaging For $500 Million (Business Insider)

Top 20 North American Deals for June 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $19,000,000,000 WhatsApp Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $5,700,000,000 TW Telecom Level 3 Software & Services Acquisition
3 $5,300,000,000 MICROS Systems Oracle Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $3,200,000,000 Nest Labs Google Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $3,000,000,000 Beats Electronics Apple Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $2,000,000,000 Oculus VR Facebook Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $1,650,000,000 Mercury Payment Vantiv Transactions Acquisition
9 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
10 $1,200,000,000 Uber Consortium Transactions Investment
11 $1,100,000,000 Fusion-io SanDisk Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $930,000,000 All3Media Discovery, Liberty Global Marketing Acquisition
13 $930,000,000 TravelClick Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
14 $900,000,000 Viber Media Rakuten Mobile & Apps Acquisition
15 $752,000,000 iParadigms Insight Venture Partners Software & Services Acquisition
16 $555,000,000 Dropcam Google/Nest Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
17 $500,000,000 DeepMind Google Software & Services Acquisition
18 $500,000,000 Maker Studios The Walt Disney Company Media Acquisition
19 $500,000,000 Skybox Imaging Google Software & Services Acquisition
20 $450,000,000 Airbnb Consortium Transactions Investment

More information

  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. Level 3 Agrees to Buy TW Telecom in $5.7 Billion Deal (Bloomberg)
  3. Oracle buys MICROS Systems for $5.3 billion (ZDNet)
  4. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  5. Apple finally confirms its $3B acquisition of Beats Electronics (VentureBeat)
  6. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  7. Facebook is buying Oculus for $2B to ‘get ready for the platform of tomorrow’ (VentureBeat)
  8. Vantiv Buys Mercury Payment From Silver Lake for $1.65 Billion (Bloomberg)
  9. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  10. Uber Closes $1.2BN Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  11. SanDisk to acquire Fusion-io for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  12. Discovery, Liberty Global Acquire All3Media in $930 Million Deal (Variety)
  13. Thoma Bravo Completes $930 Million Acquisition of TravelClick (Hotel News Resource)
  14. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  15. Acquisition of iParadigms for $752 Million Led by Insight Venture Partners (Turnitin)
  16. Google and Nest Acquire Dropcam For $555 Million (TechCrunch)
  17. Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M (TechCrunch)
  18. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)
  19. Google Buys Satellite Company Skybox Imaging For $500 Million (Business Insider)
  20. Airbnb raises $450m mega round – Investment Round Up (Redherring)

Big Money in Big Data

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Big Money in Big Data

We live in a world of data. Every day, we leave behind tracks each time we send an email, surf the net, withdraw from an ATM and even when we shop. In business, retailers are building databases that record customer activity. Companies working on logistics, financial services, healthcare and other sectors are also gathering more data. On social media, more than 300 million tweets are sent every single day and Facebook uploads more than 2 billion photos each month.

Tech firms are taking advantage of this tremendous wealth of information. This is ‘big data’ and storing and analysing it is now big business. Big data can be stored on cloud servers and it can also be mined and analysed in order to gain insight into consumer behaviour, predict trends and to determine risks.

Analysts have been predicting that this is the next big thing for every enterprise and companies today are rushing to invest big-time as well. Last week, Oracle bought Blue Kai, an online data management startup to strengthen its marketing platform. Blue Kai collects and analyses data gathered from the web and provides insights to advertisers on how they can personalise their online and offline marketing campaigns. In addition, IBM acquired a startup called Cloudant to bolster its growing cloud portfolio. Cloudant is a NoSQL cloud-based database startup that provides a kind of Apache CouchDB hosting and management service to companies.

With big money pouring into big data, we expect to see more investments and acquisitions in this sector in the coming months.

Top 20 Acquisitions for January 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $3,200,000,000 Nest Labs Google Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
4 $260,000,000 Ticket Monster Groupon Transactions Acquisition
5 $200,000,000 LegalZoom Permira Transactions Acquisition
6 $100,000,000 Parature Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
7 $90,700,000 Gravity AOL Marketing Acquisition
8 $80,000,000 Aviate Yahoo Mobile & Apps Acquisition
9 $49,000,000 Unicorn Media Brightcove Marketing Acquisition
10 $43,000,000 Ideeli Groupon Ecommerce Acquisition
11 $32,000,000 Scout Analytics ServiceSource Software & Services Acquisition
12 $13,410,000 1Form.com REA Group Transactions Acquisition
13 Undisclosed GoPago Amazon, DoubleBeam Software & Services Acquisition
14 Undisclosed MatchMate LikeBright Transactions Acquisition
15 Undisclosed MuseumLand PhotoSpotLand Transactions Acquisition
16 Undisclosed Mandiant FireEye Software & Services Acquisition
17 Undisclosed SnappyCam Apple Mobile & Apps Acquisition
18 Undisclosed Sense Networks YP Marketing Acquisition
19 Undisclosed Collaborate.com Cisco Mobile & Apps Acquisition
20 Undisclosed Anittel BigAir Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  1. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  2. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  3. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  4. Groupon’s $260M Acquisition Of Ticket Monster From LivingSocial Has Closed (TechCrunch)
  5. The $425M LegalZoom deal is a win for VCs, but less exciting for the company or LA (PandoDaily)
  6. Microsoft Acquires Parature for $100M (FinSMEs)
  7. Setting Its Sights On Content Personalization, AOL To Acquire Gravity For $90.7M (TechCrunch)
  8. Source: Yahoo Bought Aviate For $80M (TechCrunch)
  9. Brightcove buys Unicorn Media for $US49m (ARN)
  10. Groupon Acquires Ideeli for $43M (FinSMEs)
  11. ServiceSource Acquires Scout Analytics For $32M (TechCrunch)
  12. From pantry to penthouse for 1Form duo (The Australian)
  13. GoPago Split by Amazon and DoubleBeam (FinSMEs)
  14. LikeBright Acquires MatchMate (FinSMEs)
  15. PhotoSpotLand Acquires Museum Portal Museumland (FinSMEs)
  16. FireEye Acquires Mandiant (FinSMEs)
  17. Apple Acquires Rapid-Fire Camera App Developer SnappyLabs [Update: Confirmed] (TechCrunch)
  18. YP Acquires Sense Networks (FinSMEs)
  19. Cisco buys mobile collaboration company (ARN)
  20. BigAir’s Anittel acquisition cements new reseller arrangement (ARN)