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Top 20 Acquisitions for April 2015

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$3,000,000,000Aruba NetworksHewlett-PackardHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$810,000,000TrustwaveSingtelSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$410,000,000OverDriveRakutenSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
5$350,000,000Annapurna LabsAmazonSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$280,000,000Travelocity ExpediaTransactionsAcquisition
7$254,890,000MultifondsTemenosSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$215,351,910Quandoo RecruitTransactionsAcquisition
9$200,000,000Panaya InfosysSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$171,117,750Talabat.comRocket InternetTransactionsAcquisition
11$134,000,000Yueke SoftwareAlibabaSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$125,000,000NetProspex Dun & BradstreetMarketingAcquisition
14$100,000,000SunriseMicrosoftMobile & AppsAcquisition
16$58,000,000MobPartnerCheetah MobileMarketingAcquisition
17$36,000,000Ticket MonsterKKR ConsortiumEcommerceAcquisition
18$36,000,000Code SchoolPluralsightSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$33,000,000YashiNexstar BroadcastingMarketingAcquisition
20$21,000,000American HealthCare Lending Prosper MarketplaceTransactionsAcquisition

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  1. HP to acquire Aruba Networks for about $3B (CNBC)
  2. LinkedIn to Acquire Lynda.com for $1.5BN (FinSMEs)
  3. Singtel buys US cybersecurity firm for US$810M (Tech In Asia)
  4. Rakuten Buys Ebook And Audiobook Platform OverDrive For $410M (TechCrunch)
  5. Amazon buys secretive chip maker Annapurna Labs for $350 million (Extreme Tech)
  6. Expedia Inc acquires Travelocity in $280 million deal (Reuters)
  7. Temenos Acquires Multifonds for €235M (FinSMEs)
  8. Recruit Acquires Quandoo for €198.6M (FinSMEs)
  9. Infosys Acquires SaaS Provider Panaya In Deal Valued At $200M (TechCrunch)
  10. Rocket Internet Acquires Talabat.com for €150M (FinSMEs)
  11. Alibaba buys movie ticketing software company for $134M (Tech In Asia)
  12. Yelp Acquires Eat24 for $134M (FinSMEs)
  13. Dun & Bradstreet Acquires NetProspex for $125M (FinSMEs)
  14. Microsoft Is Acquiring Calendar App Sunrise For North Of $100 Million (TechCrunch)
  15. Former rival Mixi acquires C2C ticket marketplace for $95M (Tech In Asia)
  16. China’s Cheetah Mobile to acquire ad network MobPartner for $58M (Tech In Asia)
  17. Groupon Sells 46% Of Korea’s Ticket Monster To KKR Consortium For $360M (TechCrunch)
  18. Online Learning Service Pluralsight Acquires Code School For $36 Million (TechCrunch)
  19. Nexstar Broadcasting Acquires Yashi for $33M (FinSMEs)
  20. Prosper Marketplace Acquires American HealthCare Lending for $21M (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Acquisitions for January 2015

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$350,000,000Annapurna LabsAmazonSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
2$280,000,000Travelocity ExpediaTransactionsAcquisition
3$125,000,000NetProspex Dun & BradstreetMarketingAcquisition
4$36,000,000Code SchoolPluralsightSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
5$21,000,000American HealthCare Lending Prosper MarketplaceTransactionsAcquisition
6UndisclosedAccess Technology GroupTA AssociatesSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
7UndisclosedClearMomentumIpreoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8UndisclosedComposyt Light LabsIntelHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
10UndisclosedLogibecGI PartnersSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11UndisclosedMagic Pixel GamesKabamGamesAcquisition
12UndisclosedNewsfloElsevierSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
15UndisclosedPremiumBeatShutterstockSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16UndisclosedQuickFire NetworksFacebookSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
17UndisclosedRevolution AnalyticsMicrosoftSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18UndisclosedRex FeaturesShutterstockSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19UndisclosedSemetricAppleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
20UndisclosedTaggWhistleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition

More information

  1. Amazon buys secretive chip maker Annapurna Labs for $350 million (Extreme Tech)
  2. Expedia Inc acquires Travelocity in $280 million deal (Reuters)
  3. Dun & Bradstreet Acquires NetProspex for $125M (FinSMEs)
  4. Online Learning Service Pluralsight Acquires Code School For $36 Million (TechCrunch)
  5. Prosper Marketplace Acquires American HealthCare Lending for $21M (FinSMEs)
  6. TA Associates Acquires Majority Interest in Access Technology Group (FinSMEs)
  7. Ipreo Acquires ClearMomentum (FinSMEs)
  8. Intel Buys Smart Eyewear Maker Composyt (EWeek)
  9. Admedo Acquires Dispop (FinSMEs)
  10. GI Partners Acquires by Logibec (FinSMEs)
  11. Kabam Acquires TapZen and Magic Pixel Games (FinSMEs)
  12. Elsevier Acquires Newsflo (FinSMEs)
  13. Synacor Acquires NimbleTV, Startup That Streamed Live TV Online (Variety)
  14. Dropbox Acquires Pixelapse, A Startup Building Collaboration Tools For Designers (TechCrunch)
  15. Shutterstock Acquires Rex Features And PremiumBeat (TechCrunch)
  16. Facebook Acquires QuickFire Networks (FinSMEs)
  17. Microsoft to acquire Revolution Analytics to help customers find big data value with advanced statistical analysis (Microsoft)
  18. Shutterstock Acquires Rex Features And PremiumBeat (TechCrunch)
  19. Apple Buys UK Startup Behind Musicmetric To Add Analytics To Beats (TechCrunch)
  20. Whistle Raises $15M in Series B Funding; Acquires Tagg (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Software & Services Deals for January 2015

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$350,000,000Annapurna LabsAmazonSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
2$95,000,000Planet Labs ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
3$80,000,000MongoDBConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
4$56,000,000AntuitGoldman Sachs, Zodius CapitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
5$50,000,000VMTurboConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
6$45,500,000UserTesting Accel Partners, OpenView Venture PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
7$42,000,000Avalara Technology Crossover VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
8$40,100,000Ionic Security ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
9$40,000,000Saltside Technologies ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
10$40,000,000Stack ExchangeConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
11$38,800,000Ruby ReceptionistsUpdata Partners, StepStone GroupSoftware & ServicesInvestment
12$36,000,000Code SchoolPluralsightSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$31,000,000Datadog ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
14$30,000,000iSIGHT Partners Bessemer Venture PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
15$28,000,000Ravello Systems ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
16$25,000,000Basho TechnologiesGeorgetown PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
17$23,500,000CloudBees ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
18$20,000,000EarlySenseConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
19$20,000,000Ginger.ioConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
20$20,000,000InteranaConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment

More information

  1. Amazon buys secretive chip maker Annapurna Labs for $350 million (Extreme Tech)
  2. Planet Labs Raises $95M (FinSMEs)
  3. MongoDB Secures $80M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  4. Antuit Secured up to $56M (FinSMEs)
  5. VMTurbo Raises $50M in Seres D Funding (FinSMEs)
  6. UserTesting Secures $45.5M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  7. Avalara Raises Over $42M in Series D-1 Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. Ionic Security Secures $40.1M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Saltside Technologies Raises $40M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Stack Exchange Raises $40M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Ruby Receptionists Receives $38.8M Majority Equity Investment (FinSMEs)
  12. Online Learning Service Pluralsight Acquires Code School For $36 Million (TechCrunch)
  13. Datadog Raises $31M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. iSIGHT Partners Raises $30M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Ravello Systems Receives $28M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Basho Technologies Closes $25M Series G Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. CloudBees Raises $23.5M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  18. EarlySense Completes $20M Financing (FinSMEs)
  19. Ginger.io Raises $20M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Interana Raises $20m in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)

Is coding the new literacy?


From Silicon Valley to Washington DC, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and even U.S. President Barrack Obama have been telling everyone to learn how to code. Coding is now considered as the “new literacy” and experts believe that it should be taught in schools and even to those with non-tech backgrounds. So what is the big deal with coding? Coding is the art of telling a computer how to perform complex tasks. It is the language of the future. Since software touches almost all areas of our daily lives, coding will help us not just understand how software works but create and modify programs and websites. The benefits of teaching children and adults how to code extend beyond personal and professional enrichment. In the U.S., it means that they will be able fill more jobs in computer science related fields instead of outsourcing jobs to India, China and other countries. As our lives are being shaped by computer programs, learning how to code today has become a matter of future survival. We simply need to evolve, stay learned and competitive in the fast-growing digital economy.

Students and teachers who are interested in coding for computer programming have many learning tools at their disposal, one of which is Code School, a website that teaches web technologies from your browser. Code School was recently acquired by Pluralsight for $36 million. You can read about the funding here.