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Salesforce acquires Demandware for $2.8 billion

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Salesforce has acquired publicly-listed digital commerce leader Demandware in its plan to expand its offerings, for $2.8 billion at $75 per share. Salesforce paid a 56% premium to acquire the company that had closed trading on Tuesday at $48. Demandware counts Adidas, L’Oreal, Marks & Spencer, and Bosini as just some of its blue-chip clients. The acquisition will give Salesforce the opportunity to capture the multi-million commerce market, which is expected to grow by more than 14% annually to over $8.5 billion by 2020. The deal is also expected to bring in as much as $120 million in additional revenue for the rest of the 2017 fiscal year.

Top 20 Software & Services Deals for September 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 $900,000,000 Cloudera Intel Corporation Software & Services Investment
5 $752,000,000 iParadigms Insight Venture Partners Software & Services Acquisition
6 $500,000,000 DeepMind Google Software & Services Acquisition
7 $500,000,000 Skybox Imaging Google Software & Services Acquisition
8 $493,300,000 Clear2Pay FIS Software & Services Acquisition
9 $445,000,000 Rocket Internet PLDT Software & Services Investment
10 $444,200,000 Palantir Technologies Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
11 $390,000,000 RelateIQ Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
12 $337,000,000 Quintiq Dassualt Systemes Software & Services Acquisition
13 $325,000,000 Dropbox Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
14 $310,000,000 BeyondTrust Veritas Capital Software & Services Acquisition
15 $290,000,000 Parago Blackhawk Network Software & Services Acquisition
16 $270,000,000 Ooyala Telstra Software & Services Acquisition
17 $256,000,000 PetHub Altivia Ventures Software & Services Investment
18 $250,000,000 Dropbox BlackRock Software & Services Investment
19 $234,481,802 Campaign Monitor Insight Venture Partners Software & Services Investment
20 $225,000,000 Pure Storage Consortium Software & Services Investment

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. Cloudera raises $900 million, plots expansion (ZDNet)
  5. Acquisition of iParadigms for $752 Million Led by Insight Venture Partners (Turnitin)
  6. Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M (TechCrunch)
  7. Google Buys Satellite Company Skybox Imaging For $500 Million (Business Insider)
  8. FIS to Acquire Clear2Pay to Expand Global Payments Business (Wall Street Journal)
  9. PLDT Invests $445M In Rocket Internet To Develop Online Payment Services For Emerging Markets (TechCrunch)
  10. Palantir receives $444.2M private equity funding (SEC.GOV)
  11. Salesforce acquisition of RelateIQ a CRM game-changer (Investment News)
  12. Dassualt Systemes to acquire Dutch firm Quintiq for $337 million (The Economic Times)
  13. Dropbox Raises $325M in Funding, SEC Filing Reveals (FinSMEs)
  14. Veritas Capital Agrees to Acquire BeyondTrust for $310 Million (Bloomberg)
  15. Blackhawk Network Acquires Parago for $290M (FinSMEs)
  16. Australian Telco Telstra Acquires Video Distribution Startup Ooyala (TechCrunch)
  17. Altivia Ventures Invests in PetHub (Maandate.com)
  18. Dropbox Raises $250M; Valued at $10Billion (FinSMEs)
  19. Campaign Monitor partners with Insight Venture Partners (Campaign Monitor)
  20. Pure Storage Raises $225 Million at a $3 Billion Valuation (Recode)

Top 20 Software & Services Deals for 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 $930,000,000 TravelClick Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
3 $752,000,000 iParadigms Insight Venture Partners Software & Services Acquisition
4 $500,000,000 DeepMind Google Software & Services Acquisition
5 $500,000,000 Skybox Imaging Google Software & Services Acquisition
6 $445,000,000 Rocket Internet PLDT Software & Services Investment
7 $390,000,000 RelateIQ Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
8 $337,000,000 Quintiq Dassualt Systemes Software & Services Acquisition
9 $325,000,000 Dropbox Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
10 $270,000,000 Ooyala Telstra Software & Services Acquisition
11 $256,000,000 PetHub Altivia Ventures Software & Services Investment
12 $250,000,000 Dropbox BlackRock Software & Services Investment
13 $250,000,000 Campaign Monitor Insight Venture Partners Software & Services Investment
14 $225,000,000 Pure Storage Consortium Software & Services Investment
15 $200,000,000 Cyvera Palo Alto Networks Software & Services Acquisition
16 $175,000,000 Inktank Red Hat Software & Services Acquisition
17 $175,000,000 Bizo LinkedIn Software & Services Acquisition
18 $175,000,000 Tail-f Systems Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
19 $170,000,000 Axeda PTC Software & Services Acquisition
20 $160,000,000 Cloudera Consortium Software & Services Investment

More information

  1. Level 3 Agrees to Buy TW Telecom in $5.7 Billion Deal (Bloomberg)
  2. Thoma Bravo Completes $930 Million Acquisition of TravelClick (Hotel News Resource)
  3. Acquisition of iParadigms for $752 Million Led by Insight Venture Partners (Turnitin)
  4. Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M (TechCrunch)
  5. Google Buys Satellite Company Skybox Imaging For $500 Million (Business Insider)
  6. PLDT Invests $445M In Rocket Internet To Develop Online Payment Services For Emerging Markets (TechCrunch)
  7. Salesforce acquisition of RelateIQ a CRM game-changer (Investment News)
  8. Dassualt Systemes to acquire Dutch firm Quintiq for $337 million (The Economic Times)
  9. Dropbox Raises $325M in Funding, SEC Filing Reveals (FinSMEs)
  10. Australian Telco Telstra Acquires Video Distribution Startup Ooyala (TechCrunch)
  11. PetHub Receives R$600m Investment (em português) (Lavca.org)
  12. Dropbox Raises $250M; Valued at $10Billion (FinSMEs)
  13. Campaign Monitor partners with Insight Venture Partners (Campaign Monitor)
  14. Pure Storage Raises $225 Million at a $3 Billion Valuation (Recode)
  15. Palo Alto Networks Acquires Cyvera for $200M (FinSMEs)
  16. Inktank Acquired For $175M By Red Hat (Socaltech)
  17. LinkedIn to Acquire Bizo for $175M (FinSMEs)
  18. Cisco acquires Stockholm, Sweden-based networking tech firm Tail-f Systems for $175 million (TechEU)
  19. PTC announces Axeda acquisition for IoT push, posts solid Q2 (ZDNet)
  20. Cloudera Closes $160M Financing (FinSMEs)