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Top 20 Software & Services Deals for 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$5,700,000,000TW TelecomLevel 3Software & ServicesAcquisition
2$930,000,000TravelClickThoma BravoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
3$752,000,000iParadigmsInsight Venture PartnersSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$500,000,000DeepMindGoogleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
5$500,000,000Skybox ImagingGoogleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$325,000,000DropboxUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
7$256,000,000PetHubAltivia VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
8$250,000,000DropboxBlackRockSoftware & ServicesInvestment
9$250,000,000Campaign MonitorInsight Venture PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
10$225,000,000Pure Storage ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
11$200,000,000CyveraPalo Alto NetworksSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$175,000,000InktankRed HatSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$175,000,000Tail-f SystemsCiscoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$160,000,000Cloudera ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
15$130,000,000FlatironGoogle VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
16$125,000,000DomoConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
17$101,000,000NutanixConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
18$100,000,000ParatureMicrosoftSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$100,000,000Dude SolutionsWarburg PincusSoftware & ServicesInvestment
20$100,000,000TutorGroupConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment

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  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. Dropbox Raises $325M in Funding, SEC Filing Reveals (FinSMEs)
  7. PetHub Receives R$600m Investment (em português) (Lavca.org)
  8. Dropbox Raises $250M; Valued at $10Billion (FinSMEs)
  9. Campaign Monitor partners with Insight Venture Partners (Campaign Monitor)
  10. Pure Storage Raises $225 Million at a $3 Billion Valuation (Recode)
  11. Palo Alto Networks Acquires Cyvera for $200M (FinSMEs)
  12. Inktank Acquired For $175M By Red Hat (Socaltech)
  13. Cisco acquires Stockholm, Sweden-based networking tech firm Tail-f Systems for $175 million (TechEU)
  14. Cloudera Closes $160M Financing (FinSMEs)
  15. After Selling First Company For $81 Million, Two Twenty Somethings Got $130 Million From Google Ventures For Their Cancer Startup (Business Insider)
  16. Domo’s business software charge gets a big $125M boost (Venture Beat)
  17. Nutanix Closes $101M Series D Financing (FinSMEs)
  18. Microsoft Acquires Parature for $100M (FinSMEs)
  19. Dude Solutions Receives up to $100M Investment from Warburg Pincus (FinSMEs)
  20. Alibaba & others sink $100M into Asia’s language-learning service TutorGroup (exclusive) (Venture Beat)

Top 20 Software & Services Deals for 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$325,000,000DropboxUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
2$256,000,000PetHubAltivia VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
3$250,000,000DropboxBlackRockSoftware & ServicesInvestment
4$200,000,000CyveraPalo Alto NetworksSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
5$160,000,000ClouderaConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
6$125,000,000DomoConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
7$101,000,000NutanixConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
8$100,000,000ParatureMicrosoftSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
9$100,000,000Dude SolutionsWarburg PincusSoftware & ServicesInvestment
10$100,000,000TutorGroupConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
11$100,000,000HortonworksConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
12$100,000,000ActifioConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
13$85,000,000DocuSignConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
14$85,000,000Credit KarmaGoogle CapitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
15$77,500,000MedHOKBain Capital Ventures, Spectrum EquitySoftware & ServicesInvestment
16$75,000,000TradeshiftScentan VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
17$71,000,000ServiceMaxConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
18$69,000,000VeveoRoviSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$67,890,809LithiconFEI CompanySoftware & ServicesAcquisition
20$65,500,000Express DataDicker DataSoftware & ServicesAcquisition

More information

  1. Dropbox Raises $325M in Funding, SEC Filing Reveals (FinSMEs)
  2. PetHub Receives R$600m Investment (em português) (Lavca.org)
  3. Dropbox Raises $250M; Valued at $10Billion (FinSMEs)
  4. Palo Alto Networks Acquires Cyvera for $200M (FinSMEs)
  5. Cloudera Closes $160M Financing (FinSMEs)
  6. Domo’s business software charge gets a big $125M boost (Venture Beat)
  7. Nutanix Closes $101M Series D Financing (FinSMEs)
  8. Microsoft Acquires Parature for $100M (FinSMEs)
  9. Dude Solutions Receives up to $100M Investment from Warburg Pincus (FinSMEs)
  10. Alibaba & others sink $100M into Asia’s language-learning service TutorGroup (exclusive) (Venture Beat)
  11. Hortonworks loads up $100M to keep fighting the Hadoop fight (VentureBeat)
  12. Actifio Secures $100M Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. DocuSign Raises $85M To Speed Up Product Innovation, Expand Into New Verticals (TechCrunch)
  14. Credit Karma gets $85M from Google Capital, will launch new products soon (Venture Beat)
  15. MedHOK Announces $77.5 Million Growth Equity Investment from Bain Capital Ventures and Spectrum Equity (Bio Portfolio)
  16. Tradeshift Closes $75M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Field Service Software Developer ServiceMax Raises $71M From Kleiner Perkins, Meritech Capital (TechCrunch)
  18. Video Discovery Specialist Rovi Acquires Voice Search Startup Veveo For Up To $69 Million (TechCrunch)
  19. ANU, UNSW tech startup sells for AU$76 million (Canberra Times)
  20. UPDATED: Dicker Data buys Express Data (ARN)

Top 20 Software & Services Deals for 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$325,000,000DropboxUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
2$250,000,000DropboxBlackRockSoftware & ServicesInvestment
3$125,000,000DomoConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
4$101,000,000NutanixConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
5$100,000,000ParatureMicrosoftSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$100,000,000Dude SolutionsWarburg PincusSoftware & ServicesInvestment
7$100,000,000TutorGroupConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
8$77,500,000MedHOKBain Capital Ventures, Spectrum EquitySoftware & ServicesInvestment
9$75,000,000TradeshiftScentan VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
10$69,000,000VeveoRoviSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11$67,890,809LithiconFEI CompanySoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$65,500,000Express DataDicker DataSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$50,000,000Magic LeapUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
14$50,000,000MindbodyConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
15$50,000,000ClearSideConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
16$47,000,000KalturaConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
17$44,000,000ElementumLightspeed Venture Partners, FlextronicsSoftware & ServicesInvestment
18$43,000,000uTestGoldman SachsSoftware & ServicesInvestment
19$41,000,000eCommeraConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
20$40,000,000Renaissance LearningGoogle CapitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment

More information

  1. Dropbox Raises $325M in Funding, SEC Filing Reveals (FinSMEs)
  2. Dropbox Raises $250M; Valued at $10Billion (FinSMEs)
  3. Domo’s business software charge gets a big $125M boost (Venture Beat)
  4. Nutanix Closes $101M Series D Financing (FinSMEs)
  5. Microsoft Acquires Parature for $100M (FinSMEs)
  6. Dude Solutions Receives up to $100M Investment from Warburg Pincus (FinSMEs)
  7. Alibaba & others sink $100M into Asia’s language-learning service TutorGroup (exclusive) (Venture Beat)
  8. MedHOK Announces $77.5 Million Growth Equity Investment from Bain Capital Ventures and Spectrum Equity (Bio Portfolio)
  9. Tradeshift Closes $75M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Video Discovery Specialist Rovi Acquires Voice Search Startup Veveo For Up To $69 Million (TechCrunch)
  11. ANU, UNSW tech startup sells for AU$76 million (Canberra Times)
  12. UPDATED: Dicker Data buys Express Data (ARN)
  13. Mysterious startup Magic Leap raises $50M to build a ‘rocket ship for the mind’ (Venture Beat)
  14. Mindbody Raises $50M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. ClearSlide Raises $50M From The Social+Capital Partnership, Greylock To Help Make Sales Presentations More Effective (TechCrunch)
  16. Open-source video platform Kaltura scores $47M (Venture Beat)
  17. Elementum grabs $44M to disrupt supply chain tech (Venture Beat)
  18. Utest, Now Called Applause, Secures $43M Series E Round Led By Goldman Sachs, To Roll Up App Testing Market (TechCrunch)
  19. eCommera Raises $41M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Google Capital invests $40 million in online education giant Renaissance Learning (Venture Beat)

Top 20 Investments for 2013

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$1,530,000,000SupercellSoftBank, GungHoGamesInvestment
2$1,260,000,000BrightstarSoftBankSoftware & ServicesInvestment
3$1,000,000,000BlackberryConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
4$810,000,000BeidouChinaHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
5$700,000,000360BuyOntario Teachers’ Retirement Fund, Kingdom HoldingsEcommerceInvestment
6$586,000,000Sina WeiboAlibabaMediaInvestment
7$450,000,000SurveyMonkeyConsortiumMarketingInvestment
8$448,000,000SogouTencentMediaInvestment
9$324,000,000The 41st ParameterExperianSoftware & ServicesInvestment
10$300,000,000Answers.comConsortiumMediaInvestment
11$258,000,000UberGoogle Ventures, TPGMobile & AppsInvestment
12$250,000,000SpotifyTechnology Crossover VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
13$250,000,000LazadaConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
14$225,000,000PinterestConsortiumMediaInvestment
15$206,000,000ShopRunnerAlibabaEcommerceInvestment
16$200,000,000PinterestConsortiumMediaInvestment
17$200,000,000AirWatchInsight Venture PartnersMobile & AppsInvestment
18$200,000,000FlipkartConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
19$200,000,000AirbnbFounders FundTransactionsInvestment
20$196,500,000Palantir TechnologiesUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment

More information

  1. Supercell Receives $1.53BN Investment (FinSMEs)
  2. Brightstar Receives $1.26BN Investment from SoftBank (FinSMEs)
  3. Here’s the full list of companies that invested $1 billion into BlackBerry, plus interim CEO has a base salary of $1 million (Mobile Syrup)
  4. China Is Investing $810M In Beidou, A Navigation System It Hopes Will Eventually Rival GPS (Techcrunch)
  5. China’s 360Buy Unwraps Massive New Funding Round of $700 Million (Tech In Asia)
  6. Sina Weibo, China’s Equivalent of Facebook and Twitter, Gets $586M Investment From Alibaba (Techcrunch)
  7. SurveyMonkey Raises $800M in Debt and Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  8. Sogou Secured $448 million Investment from Tencent, will Merge Soso (Technode)
  9. Experian to buy 41st Parameter in $324m deal (The Financial Times)
  10. Q&A Platform Answers.com Raises More Cash, Buys Customer Experience Analytics Company ForeSee For Over $200M (TechCrunch)
  11. Uber Confirms That It Raised $258M From Google Ventures And TPG (Techcrunch)
  12. Technology Crossover Ventures Funds All Of Spotify’s $250M International Growth Round (TechCrunch)
  13. UK’s Tesco Starts ‘Close Cooperation’ With Samwers’ Rocket Internet, Leads $250M Round In Lazada (TechCrunch)
  14. Pinterest Does Another Massive Funding — $225 Million at $3.8 Billion Valuation (Confirmed) (All Things D)
  15. Alibaba leads $206M financing in Amazon rival ShopRunner (CNET)
  16. Pinterest Raises $200M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. AirWatch Raises $200 Million In Series A (Pulse 2)
  18. India E-Commerce Giant Flipkart Raises Another $200M From Existing Investors (Techcrunch)
  19. Airbnb’s Nate Blecharczyk Confirms It Raised A $200M Round Led By Founders Fund (TechCrunch)
  20. Palantir Technologies Raises $196.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)