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A hunger for dominance

Commentary
According to TechCrunch, in 2013, Foodpanda, the Rocket Internet-backed global food delivery service has launched in over 20 countries and released a mobile app for iOS and Android to supplement its website. By the end of the first quarter of 2014, it opened in over 40 markets and arrived in Croatia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Slovenia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Tanzania, and Uganda. This year, its appetite for expansion is further whetted by the booming online food delivery space in Asia. With $60 million (Series C and D) at its disposal, Foodpanda recently acquired a total of six rival startups across seven countries in its goal to be the market leader Southeast Asia. The acquisitions include India’s Just Eat, Pakistan’s EatOye, Malaysia and Singapore’s Food Runner, Philippines’ City Delivery, Hong Kong’s Koziness, and Thailand’s Food By Phone. Like other Rocket Internet-backed companies, Foodpanda seems to be keen on gaining an edge by focusing its growth on emerging markets like Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and parts of Africa.

Top 20 Software & Services Deals for December 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $5,700,000,000 TW Telecom Level 3 Software & Services Acquisition
2 $2,500,000,000 Compuware Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
3 $930,000,000 TravelClick Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
4 $925,000,000 Exact Apax Partners Software & Services Acquisition
5 $900,000,000 Cloudera Intel Corporation Software & Services Investment
6 $752,000,000 iParadigms Insight Venture Partners Software & Services Acquisition
7 $575,000,000 Financial Software and Systems Premji Invest Software & Services Investment
8 $542,000,000 Magic Leap Consortium Software & Services Investment
9 $500,000,000 Skybox Imaging Google Software & Services Acquisition
10 $500,000,000 Newmarket International Amadeus Software & Services Acquisition
11 $500,000,000 DeepMind Google Software & Services Acquisition
12 $493,300,000 Clear2Pay FIS Software & Services Acquisition
13 $445,000,000 Rocket Internet PLDT Software & Services Investment
14 $444,200,000 Palantir Technologies Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
15 $420,000,000 Blackbird Techologies Raytheon Software & Services Acquisition
16 $390,000,000 RelateIQ Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
17 $337,000,000 Quintiq Dassualt Systemes Software & Services Acquisition
18 $325,000,000 Dropbox Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
19 $310,000,000 BeyondTrust Veritas Capital Software & Services Acquisition
20 $290,000,000 Parago Blackhawk Network Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  1. Level 3 Agrees to Buy TW Telecom in $5.7 Billion Deal (Bloomberg)
  2. Compuware to Be Acquired by Thoma Bravo for $2.5 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  3. Thoma Bravo Completes $930 Million Acquisition of TravelClick (Hotel News Resource)
  4. Apax-Linked Funds to Acquire Dutch Software Maker for $925 Million (NY Times Dealbook)
  5. Cloudera raises $900 million, plots expansion (ZDNet)
  6. Acquisition of iParadigms for $752 Million Led by Insight Venture Partners (Turnitin)
  7. Financial Software and Systems Secures $57M in Fourth Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. Magic Leap Completes $542m Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  9. Google Buys Satellite Company Skybox Imaging For $500 Million (Business Insider)
  10. Amadeus acquires Newmarket International (Amadeus)
  11. Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M (TechCrunch)
  12. FIS to Acquire Clear2Pay to Expand Global Payments Business (Wall Street Journal)
  13. PLDT Invests $445M In Rocket Internet To Develop Online Payment Services For Emerging Markets (TechCrunch)
  14. Palantir receives $444.2M private equity funding (SEC.GOV)
  15. Raytheon Acquires Blackbird Techologies for $420 Million (Wall Street Journal)
  16. Salesforce acquisition of RelateIQ a CRM game-changer (Investment News)
  17. Dassualt Systemes to acquire Dutch firm Quintiq for $337 million (The Economic Times)
  18. Dropbox Raises $325M in Funding, SEC Filing Reveals (FinSMEs)
  19. Veritas Capital Agrees to Acquire BeyondTrust for $310 Million (Bloomberg)
  20. Blackhawk Network Acquires Parago for $290M (FinSMEs)

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 20 European Deals for November 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 $175,000,000 Tail-f Systems Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
10 $150,000,000 Ozon.ru AFK Sistema, MTS Ecommerce Investment
11 $128,756,800 Momondo Group Great Hill Partners Transactions Investment
12 $125,136,000 Klarna Consortium Transactions Acquisition
13 $101,954,625 Sarenza Bpifrance Ecommerce Investment
14 $100,000,000 BlaBlaCar Consortium Transactions Investment
15 $98,654,400 Westwing Consortium Ecommerce Investment
16 $95,000,000 eNovance Red Hat Software & Services Acquisition
17 $88,000,000 Delivery Hero Insight Venture Partners Transactions Investment
18 $85,586,750 Base79 Rightster Marketing Acquisition
19 $85,000,000 Delivery Hero Luxor Capital Group Transactions Investment
20 $68,720,000 Hoccer Media Ventures GmbH Mobile & Apps Investment

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. Cisco acquires Stockholm, Sweden-based networking tech firm Tail-f Systems for $175 million (TechEU)
  10. Ozon receives giant funding from AFK Sistema and MTS (EWDN)
  11. Momondo Group raises £80 million from Great Hill Partners (TNOOZ)
  12. Klarna Raised €90M to Acquire SOFORT (FinSMEs)
  13. Sarenza raises €74mn and readies itself to conquer Europe (Ecommerce Facts)
  14. BlaBlaCar Raises $100M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Westwing Receives €72M (FinSMEs)
  16. Red Hat to Buy eNovance in OpenStack Collaboration (The Wall Street Journal)
  17. Delivery Hero Raises $88M in Series E Financing (FinSMEs)
  18. Rightster acquires Base79 (Advanced Television)
  19. Delivery Hero Raises $85M in Series F Financing (FinSMEs)
  20. Hoccer Raises €50M (FinSMEs)