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Top 20 North American Deals for August 2013

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$130,000,000,000Verizon WirelessVerizon CommunicationsHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
2$24,900,000,000DellMichael Dell, Silver Lake PartnersHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$7,200,000,000MolexKoch IndustriesHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$2,700,000,000SourcefireCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
5$1,900,000,000Verizon WirelessAT&TMobile & AppsAcquisition
7$925,000,000CPUsageConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
8$800,000,000TrusteerIBMSoftware & ServicesInvestment
10$780,000,000AlltelAT&THardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
11$710,000,000Mountain CablevisionRogers CommunicationsHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
12$685,000,000ViridentWestern DigitalHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
13$600,000,000IntermecHoneywell InternationalHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
14$600,000,000TSL EducationTPGSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
15$475,000,000IntucellCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
18$403,000,000MakerBotStratasysHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
19$380,000,000TensilicaCadenceHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
20$350,000,000MoPubTwitterMobile & AppsAcquisition

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  1. Verizon Takes Full Grip of Verizon Wireless in $130B Deal with Vodafone (Xconomy)
  2. Dell shareholders approve buyout by founder Michael Dell (BBC)
  3. Koch brothers move into electronics with $7.2 billion Molex deal (Reuters)
  4. Cisco Acquires Cybersecurity Company Sourcefire For $2.7B (Techcrunch)
  5. AT&T Completes Acquisition of 700 MHz Spectrum from Verizon Wireless to Support 4G LTE (Market Watch Wall Street Journal)
  6. Confirmed: Yahoo! Acquires Tumblr for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  7. CPUsage Closes $925K Venture Capital Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. IBM Buys Israel/US Cybersecurity Specialist Trusteer For $800M-$1B (TechCrunch)
  9. EBay’s PayPal Acquires Payments Gateway Braintree For $800M In Cash (TechCrunch)
  10. AT&T Completes Alltel Acquisition (Yahoo Finance)
  11. Canadian Internet Provider Rogers Buys Mountain Cablevision, Wireless Spectrum Licenses From Shaw (Techcrunch)
  12. Can’t get enough of flashy upstarts, can you, WD? Firm pays $685m for Virident (The Register)
  13. Honeywell International Inc. (HON) Confirms Intermec Inc. (IN) Acquisition For About $600 Million (Pulse2.0)
  14. TPG Buys TSL, Owner Of The TES Connect Education Network, For Around $600M (Techcrunch)
  15. Cisco acquires Intucell for US$475m (SiliconRepublic)
  16. SurveyMonkey Raises $800M in Debt and Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  17. AOL finishes buying Adap.tv for $414 million (Bizjounals)
  18. Stratasys Acquiring MakerBot In $403M Deal, Combined Company Will Likely Dominate 3D Printing Industry (Techcrunch)
  19. Cadence to Acquire Tensilica (Market Wire)
  20. Twitter + MoPub: Twitter just bought the digital ad exchange it wanted (VentureBeat)

The Future of 3D Family Photos Coming Soon


The Future of 3D Family Photos Coming Soon

Stratasys has acquired 3D printing startup MakerBot for a reported $403m in a stock-for-stock transaction. The acquisition is an astute move for the listed US company that claims Mojo as its cheapest 3D printer with a $10,000 price tag. MakerBot, with its significant name recognition, has great design aesthetics and offers consumer-friendly 3D printers. An example is its new Replicator 2 which costs $2,200. MakerBot will become a Stratasys subsidiary and its CEO Bre Pettis will still lead the company.

Stratasys looks to a future where 3D printers will be a necessary tool for design professionals, engineers, artists and your average consumers. Stratasys and MakerBot estimate that between 35,000 to 40,000 desktop 3D printers were sold in 2012. This number is estimated to double in 2013, as ‘prosumers’ increasingly adopt desktop 3D printers for a broad range of applications.

Average consumers may have a hard time putting a 3D printer in their list of necessities but if companies like MakerBot can lower the price tag to $99, 3D printouts of family pictures could become a trend.