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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)

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)

Surveillance is big business

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Surveillance is big business

Google is still on a shopping spree. Barely two weeks ago, the search giant bought Skybox, a satellite company that builds small satellites that can take high-resolution photos and videos from space. Then last week, Google’s Nest Labs has acquired Dropcam, a video-monitoring startup that makes web-connected home security cameras in a deal worth $555 million in cash. Dropcam is known for its cloud-enabled cameras that allow users to check their houses remotely using their Android or iOs devices. The purchase comes just four months after Google acquired Nest for $3.2 billion.

So what does this mean? Will Google be monitoring our movements from the sky to inside our homes? One thing that’s apparent, is that Google appears very fond of the lucrative video surveillance industry which is expected to be worth more than $36 billion by 2018. We suspect more acquisitions are on the way.