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Top 20 Investments for December 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,530,000,000 Supercell SoftBank, GungHo Games Investment
2 $1,260,000,000 Brightstar SoftBank Software & Services Investment
3 $1,000,000,000 Blackberry Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
4 $810,000,000 Beidou China Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
5 $700,000,000 360Buy Ontario Teachers’ Retirement Fund, Kingdom Holdings Ecommerce Investment
6 $586,000,000 Sina Weibo Alibaba Media Investment
7 $450,000,000 SurveyMonkey Consortium Marketing Investment
8 $448,000,000 Sogou Tencent Media Investment
9 $324,000,000 The 41st Parameter Experian Software & Services Investment
10 $300,000,000 Answers.com Consortium Media Investment
11 $258,000,000 Uber Google Ventures, TPG Mobile & Apps Investment
12 $250,000,000 Spotify Technology Crossover Ventures Software & Services Investment
13 $250,000,000 Lazada Consortium Ecommerce Investment
14 $225,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
15 $206,000,000 ShopRunner Alibaba Ecommerce Investment
16 $200,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
17 $200,000,000 AirWatch Insight Venture Partners Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $200,000,000 Flipkart Consortium Ecommerce Investment
19 $200,000,000 Airbnb Founders Fund Transactions Investment
20 $196,500,000 Palantir Technologies Undisclosed Software & Services Investment

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)

Top 20 Media Deals for December 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,100,000,000 Tumblr Yahoo Media Acquisition
2 $600,000,000 TSL Education TPG Media Acquisition
3 $586,000,000 Sina Weibo Alibaba Media Investment
4 $448,000,000 Sogou Tencent Media Investment
5 $370,000,000 PPS Baidu Media Acquisition
6 $300,000,000 Answers.com Consortium Media Investment
7 $250,000,000 Washington Post Jeff Bezos Media Acquisition
8 $225,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
9 $200,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
10 $79,000,000 Quirky Consortium Media Investment
11 $70,000,000 Boston Globe/ New England Media Group John Henry Media Acquisition
12 $60,000,000 Mobli Carlos Slim, América Móvil Media Investment
13 $60,000,000 Nextdoor Consortium Media Investment
14 $57,000,000 Qunar Consortium Media Investment
15 $50,000,000 Quixey Consortium Media Investment
16 $50,000,000 StreetEasy Zillow Media Acquisition
17 $50,000,000 Flipboard Consortium Media Investment
18 $50,000,000 Automattic Tiger Global Media Investment
19 $50,000,000 Glassdoor Consortium Media Investment
20 $41,000,000 Foursquare Undisclosed Media Investment

More information

  1. Confirmed: Yahoo! Acquires Tumblr for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  2. TPG Buys TSL, Owner Of The TES Connect Education Network, For Around $600M (Techcrunch)
  3. Sina Weibo, China’s Equivalent of Facebook and Twitter, Gets $586M Investment From Alibaba (Techcrunch)
  4. Sogou Secured $448 million Investment from Tencent, will Merge Soso (Technode)
  5. Baidu Confirms $370M Purchase Of PPS, Underscoring Online Video’s Importance For Internet Companies Around The World (Techcrunch)
  6. Q&A Platform Answers.com Raises More Cash, Buys Customer Experience Analytics Company ForeSee For Over $200M (TechCrunch)
  7. Jeff Bezos To Acquire The Washington Post For $250M (TechCrunch)
  8. Pinterest Does Another Massive Funding — $225 Million at $3.8 Billion Valuation (Confirmed) (All Things D)
  9. Pinterest Raises $200M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Quirky Raises $79M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. The New York Times Company Sells The Boston Globe (And Related Properties) For $70M (TechCrunch)
  12. Mobli Raises $60M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Nextdoor raises $60M to curb the crumbling of America’s neighborhoods (Venture Beat)
  14. Baidu, Hillhouse & GGV Reportedly Invest $57M In Qunar As The Chinese Travel Site Weathers A Boycott (Techcrunch)
  15. Quixey Raised $50M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Zillow Fills Out NYC Listings With $50M StreetEasy Acquisition, Plans Follow-On Offering Of 2.5M Shares For $228M (TechCrunch)
  17. Flipboard’s Mike McCue Confirms $50M Raise, Says Windows 8 App, More International Versions Coming By End Of Year (TechCrunch)
  18. WordPress parent company Automattic sees $50M investment from Tiger Global (Venturebeat)
  19. Glassdoor Closes $50M Financing (FinSMEs)
  20. Foursquare’s New $41M Round Helps It Delay Tricky Questions About Its Valuation (Techcrunch)

Top 20 Asia & Pacific Deals for December 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,900,000,000 91 Wireless Baidu Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $865,000,000 AXIS Axiata Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $810,000,000 Beidou China Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
4 $700,000,000 360Buy Ontario Teachers’ Retirement Fund, Kingdom Holdings Ecommerce Investment
5 $586,000,000 Sina Weibo Alibaba Media Investment
6 $448,000,000 Sogou Tencent Media Investment
7 $370,000,000 PPS Baidu Media Acquisition
8 $250,000,000 Lazada Consortium Ecommerce Investment
9 $200,000,000 Flipkart Consortium Ecommerce Investment
10 $198,630,000 ISP Dodo M2 Telecommunications Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $198,000,000 Stayz Homeaway Transactions Acquisition
12 $160,000,000 Flipkart Consortium Ecommerce Investment
13 $160,000,000 Nuomi Baidu Transactions Investment
14 $150,000,000 Xero Consortium Software & Services Investment
15 $150,000,000 Open Colleges Australia Apollo Global Transactions Acquisition
16 $136,000,000 BankLink MYOB Finance NZ Software & Services Acquisition
17 $112,000,000 Zalora Access Industries Ecommerce Investment
18 $110,000,000 Directi Endurance International Software & Services Acquisition
19 $100,000,000 Vancl Undisclosed Ecommerce Investment
20 $100,000,000 Zalora Consortium Ecommerce Investment

More information

  1. Baidu Agrees To Buy Chinese Android App Distributor 91 Wireless For $1.9B (Techcrunch)
  2. Malaysia’s Axiata boosts Indonesia business with $865 million acquisition of AXIS (Tech In Asia)
  3. China Is Investing $810M In Beidou, A Navigation System It Hopes Will Eventually Rival GPS (Techcrunch)
  4. China’s 360Buy Unwraps Massive New Funding Round of $700 Million (Tech In Asia)
  5. Sina Weibo, China’s Equivalent of Facebook and Twitter, Gets $586M Investment From Alibaba (Techcrunch)
  6. Sogou Secured $448 million Investment from Tencent, will Merge Soso (Technode)
  7. Baidu Confirms $370M Purchase Of PPS, Underscoring Online Video’s Importance For Internet Companies Around The World (Techcrunch)
  8. UK’s Tesco Starts ‘Close Cooperation’ With Samwers’ Rocket Internet, Leads $250M Round In Lazada (TechCrunch)
  9. India E-Commerce Giant Flipkart Raises Another $200M From Existing Investors (Techcrunch)
  10. M2 Telecommunications acquires ISP Dodo for A$203.9m and junior telco Eftel for A$44.1m, 5*FY14 EBITDA (Australian Technology Transactions)
  11. HomeAway Acquires Australian Vacation Rentals Site Stayz For $198 Million Cash (TechCrunch)
  12. Flipkart Raises $160M in VC Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Confirmed: Baidu acquires majority stake in Renren’s daily deals site for $160 million (Tech in Asia)
  14. Xero to Intuit: I have $150M in funding — now gimme all your customers (Venture Beat)
  15. Apollo Global in $150m deal to acquire majority stake in Open Colleges (The Australian)
  16. MYOB acquires NZ firm for $136m (The Channel)
  17. Asian fashion retailer Zalora raises $112M — doubling its funding in just 6 months (Venture Beat)
  18. Directi Acquired for $ 110 mn by Endurance International (NextBigWhat.com)
  19. Chinese clothing e-tailer Vancl gets $100 million more funding, probably not bothering with IPO (Tech In Asia)
  20. Zalora, Rocket Internet’s SE Asian Zappos Clone, Raises $100M More From Summit, Kinnevik And More (Techcrunch)

Top 20 Investments for October 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,530,000,000 Supercell SoftBank, GungHo Games Investment
2 $1,260,000,000 Brightstar SoftBank Software & Services Investment
3 $1,000,000,000 Blackberry Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
4 $810,000,000 Beidou China Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
5 $700,000,000 360Buy Ontario Teachers’ Retirement Fund, Kingdom Holdings Ecommerce Investment
6 $586,000,000 Sina Weibo Alibaba Media Investment
7 $450,000,000 SurveyMonkey Consortium Marketing Investment
8 $448,000,000 Sogou Tencent Media Investment
9 $324,000,000 The 41st Parameter Experian Software & Services Investment
10 $258,000,000 Uber Google Ventures, TPG Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $250,000,000 Spotify Technology Crossover Ventures Software & Services Investment
12 $225,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
13 $206,000,000 ShopRunner Alibaba Ecommerce Investment
14 $200,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
15 $200,000,000 AirWatch Insight Venture Partners Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $200,000,000 Flipkart Consortium Ecommerce Investment
17 $200,000,000 Airbnb Founders Fund Transactions Investment
18 $196,500,000 Palantir Technologies Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
19 $180,000,000 Composite Software Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
20 $165,000,000 HootSuite Consortium Marketing Investment

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. Uber Confirms That It Raised $258M From Google Ventures And TPG (Techcrunch)
  11. Technology Crossover Ventures Funds All Of Spotify’s $250M International Growth Round (TechCrunch)
  12. Pinterest Does Another Massive Funding — $225 Million at $3.8 Billion Valuation (Confirmed) (All Things D)
  13. Alibaba leads $206M financing in Amazon rival ShopRunner (CNET)
  14. Pinterest Raises $200M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. AirWatch Raises $200 Million In Series A (Pulse 2)
  16. India E-Commerce Giant Flipkart Raises Another $200M From Existing Investors (Techcrunch)
  17. Airbnb’s Nate Blecharczyk Confirms It Raised A $200M Round Led By Founders Fund (TechCrunch)
  18. Palantir Technologies Raises $196.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Cisco Acquires Composite Software for $180,000,000 (Xconomy)
  20. HootSuite Raises $165M Series B Round From Insight, Accel And OMERS To Go Large On Enterprise Social Media Monitoring (TechCrunch)