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Tencent to acquire Supercell

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Tencent, China’s largest internet service portal, is about to close a deal to acquire a majority stake in Supercell Oy, the Finland-based startup that created the popular game Clash of Clans. Tencent is currently in discussion with SoftBank of Japan, which owns 73.2% controlling stake in Supercell. Other financiers, including Hillhouse Capital Group of Beijing, will be part of the deal as co-investors. According to sources, Softbank has been planning to sell its stake in Supercell to reduce its mounting debt caused after its failure to turnaround Sprint, the US telecom company it acquired back in 2013. The acquisition will allow Tencent to cash-in on the lucrative world of mobile gaming.

The future of mobility

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The recent partnership between Apple and Didi Chuxing underscores the changing market dynamics in today’s auto industry. Consumers have started to shift from traditional car ownership to ride sharing, while tech companies are investing heavily in autonomous driving technologies in the hopes to make the roads safer and traveling more convenient. It’s a combination of these trends that has created a market conducive for partnerships and investments. In addition to Apple’s investment in Didi, other companies have recently partnered up, either to take on Uber or to explore the possibilities of autonomous cars. General Motors invested in Lyft, who has teamed up with Didi, Ola and Grab. Google has partnered with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The Chinese rivals Alibaba and Tencent have both invested in Didi. In short, this market consists of many alliances and these partnerships will surely unlock new transportation experiences for consumers.

Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for December 2015

 

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $810,000,000 PrimeAgain Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
2 $600,000,000 Kuaidi Dache Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
3 $537,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
4 $526,000,000 Spotify Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
5 $485,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
6 $315,000,000 Ola Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
7 $240,000,000 Runtastic Adidas Mobile & Apps Acquisition
8 $200,000,000 Snapchat Alibaba Mobile & Apps Investment
9 $200,000,000 Miaopai Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
10 $186,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $158,000,000 AppDynamics Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
12 $126,000,000 Glu Mobile Tencent Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $120,000,000 Afrimax Group Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
14 $100,000,000 APUS Group Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
15 $100,000,000 Banjo Softbank, BlueRun Ventures Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $100,000,000 Edaixi Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
17 $100,000,000 letgo Naspers Limited Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $100,000,000 Guvera AMMA Private Equity Mobile & Apps Investment
19 $90,000,000 OfferUp Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
20 $70,000,000 Conga Insight Venture Partners Mobile & Apps Investment

More information

  1. Japan’s PrimeAgain raises $810,000 to further develop ephemeral video sharing app (The Bridge)
  2. KuaiDi Dache Raises US$600M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  3. Snapchat Closes Another Massive Funding Round — $537 Million (Re/code)
  4. These Are The Companies That Just Gave Spotify Half A Billion Dollars (Forbes)
  5. Snapchat Raises $485M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  6. Ola raises blockbuster $315M funding to stay ahead of Uber in India (Tech In Asia)
  7. Runtastic Acquired By Adidas For $240M (TechCrunch)
  8. Alibaba invests $200M in Snapchat (Tech In Asia)
  9. China’s answer to Vine gets new funding, now valued at over $1b (Tech In Asia)
  10. Pinterest Adds $186M To Series G Funding Round, Offers Secondary Sale To Employees (TechCrunch)
  11. AppDynamics Secures $158M in Growth Financing (FinSMEs)
  12. Tencent Will Pay $126M For A 14.6% Stake In Glu Mobile, Maker Of Kim Kardashian: Hollywood (TechCrunch)
  13. Afrimax Group Raises $120M in Growth Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. APUS Group Raises $100M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  15. Banjo Raises $100M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Baidu Leads $100M New Funding Round In Edaixi (China Money Network)
  17. letgo Raises $100M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Music streaming firm Guvera raising US$100M for Indian expansion (e27)
  19. OfferUp Unveils $90M in Total Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Conga Raises $70M in Funding (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for November 2015

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $600,000,000 Kuaidi Dache Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
2 $537,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
3 $526,000,000 Spotify Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
4 $485,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
5 $315,000,000 Ola Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
6 $240,000,000 Runtastic Adidas Mobile & Apps Acquisition
7 $200,000,000 Snapchat Alibaba Mobile & Apps Investment
8 $200,000,000 Miaopai Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
9 $186,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
10 $126,000,000 Glu Mobile Tencent Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $120,000,000 Afrimax Group Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
12 $100,000,000 APUS Group Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $100,000,000 Sunrise Microsoft Mobile & Apps Acquisition
14 $100,000,000 Banjo Softbank, BlueRun Ventures Mobile & Apps Investment
15 $100,000,000 Edaixi Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $100,000,000 letgo Naspers Limited Mobile & Apps Investment
17 $100,000,000 Guvera AMMA Private Equity Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $90,000,000 OfferUp Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
19 $70,000,000 Conga Insight Venture Partners Mobile & Apps Investment
20 $60,000,000 Quixey Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment

More information

  1. KuaiDi Dache Raises US$600M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  2. Snapchat Closes Another Massive Funding Round — $537 Million (Re/code)
  3. These Are The Companies That Just Gave Spotify Half A Billion Dollars (Forbes)
  4. Snapchat Raises $485M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  5. Ola raises blockbuster $315M funding to stay ahead of Uber in India (Tech In Asia)
  6. Runtastic Acquired By Adidas For $240M (TechCrunch)
  7. Alibaba invests $200M in Snapchat (Tech In Asia)
  8. China’s answer to Vine gets new funding, now valued at over $1b (Tech In Asia)
  9. Pinterest Adds $186M To Series G Funding Round, Offers Secondary Sale To Employees (TechCrunch)
  10. Tencent Will Pay $126M For A 14.6% Stake In Glu Mobile, Maker Of Kim Kardashian: Hollywood (TechCrunch)
  11. Afrimax Group Raises $120M in Growth Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. APUS Group Raises $100M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  13. Microsoft Is Acquiring Calendar App Sunrise For North Of $100 Million (TechCrunch)
  14. Banjo Raises $100M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Baidu Leads $100M New Funding Round In Edaixi (China Money Network)
  16. letgo Raises $100M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Music streaming firm Guvera raising US$100M for Indian expansion (e27)
  18. OfferUp Unveils $90M in Total Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Conga Raises $70M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Mobile App Search Service Quixey Confirms $60 Million In New Funding (TechCrunch)