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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 Software & Services Deals for December 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,260,000,000 Brightstar SoftBank Software & Services Investment
2 $800,000,000 Trusteer IBM Software & Services Acquisition
3 $475,000,000 Intucell Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
4 $354,000,000 PrimeSense Apple Software & Services Acquisition
5 $324,000,000 The 41st Parameter Experian Software & Services Investment
6 $250,000,000 Spotify Technology Crossover Ventures Software & Services Investment
7 $196,500,000 Palantir Technologies Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
8 $170,000,000 Gracenote Tribune Software & Services Acquisition
9 $155,000,000 Skyfire Opera Software & Services Acquisition
10 $150,000,000 MongoDB Consortium Software & Services Investment
11 $150,000,000 SevOne Bain Capital Software & Services Investment
12 $150,000,000 Pure Storage Consortium Software & Services Investment
13 $150,000,000 Xero Consortium Software & Services Investment
14 $136,000,000 BankLink MYOB Finance NZ Software & Services Acquisition
15 $130,000,000 Vocalocity Vonage Software & Services Acquisition
16 $130,000,000 Soluto Asurion Software & Services Acquisition
17 $111,622,500 Softonic Partners Group Software & Services Investment
18 $110,000,000 Directi Endurance International Software & Services Acquisition
19 $107,800,000 Palantir Technologies Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
20 $105,000,000 Pivotal Labs GE Software & Services Investment

More information

  1. Brightstar Receives $1.26BN Investment from SoftBank (FinSMEs)
  2. IBM Buys Israel/US Cybersecurity Specialist Trusteer For $800M-$1B (TechCrunch)
  3. Cisco acquires Intucell for US$475m (SiliconRepublic)
  4. Apple reportedly acquires Kinect-tech maker PrimeSense for $345M (Venture Beat)
  5. Experian to buy 41st Parameter in $324m deal (The Financial Times)
  6. Technology Crossover Ventures Funds All Of Spotify’s $250M International Growth Round (TechCrunch)
  7. Palantir Technologies Raises $196.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. Tribune To Acquire Sony Audio Recognition Unit Gracenote For $170 Million (TechCrunch)
  9. Opera buys Skyfire for $155M to trim carriers’ mobile video burden
    (VentureBeat)
  10. MongoDB Raises $150M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  11. SevOne To Go For IPO, Raises $150 Million From Bain Capital To Expand P2P IT Monitoring (Techcrunch)
  12. Pure Storage Raises $150M And Sets For Battle With The Storage Giants (TechCrunch)
  13. Xero to Intuit: I have $150M in funding — now gimme all your customers (Venture Beat)
  14. MYOB acquires NZ firm for $136m (The Channel)
  15. Vonage Acquires Vocalocity For $130 Million (Pulse2.0)
  16. Cloud-Based Device Management Startup Soluto Acquired By Device Insurers Asurion For Up To $130M (TechCrunch)
  17. Software download portal Softonic receives reported €82.5 million investment from Partners Group (The Next Web)
  18. Directi Acquired for $ 110 mn by Endurance International (NextBigWhat.com)
  19. Palantir’s Latest Round Valuing It At $9B Swells To $107.8M In New Funding (TechCrunch)
  20. GE Puts $105M Into Pivotal, The New EMC And VMware Platform Initiative, But Here’s What It Is Missing (Techcrunch)

Top 20 North American Deals for December 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $2,700,000,000 Sourcefire Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $1,900,000,000 Verizon Wireless AT&T Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $1,260,000,000 Brightstar SoftBank Software & Services Investment
4 $1,100,000,000 Tumblr Yahoo Media Acquisition
5 $1,000,000,000 Blackberry Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
6 $1,000,000,000 Climate Corporation Monsanto Transactions Acquisition
7 $800,000,000 Trusteer IBM Software & Services Acquisition
8 $800,000,000 Braintree Ebay Transactions Acquisition
9 $780,000,000 Alltel AT&T Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $710,000,000 Mountain Cablevision Rogers Communications Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $685,000,000 Virident Western Digital Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $600,000,000 Intermec Honeywell International Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $475,000,000 Intucell Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
14 $450,000,000 SurveyMonkey Consortium Marketing Investment
15 $403,000,000 MakerBot Stratasys Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $380,000,000 Tensilica Cadence Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
17 $350,000,000 MoPub Twitter Marketing Acquisition
18 $324,000,000 The 41st Parameter Experian Software & Services Investment
19 $310,000,000 Aurora Networks Pace PLC Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
20 $300,000,000 Answers.com Consortium Media Investment

More information

  1. Cisco Acquires Cybersecurity Company Sourcefire For $2.7B (Techcrunch)
  2. AT&T Completes Acquisition of 700 MHz Spectrum from Verizon Wireless to Support 4G LTE (Market Watch Wall Street Journal)
  3. Brightstar Receives $1.26BN Investment from SoftBank (FinSMEs)
  4. Confirmed: Yahoo! Acquires Tumblr for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  5. 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)
  6. Monsanto’s feast: $1B Climate Corp acquisition shows the world is turning into 1s and 0s (Pandodaily)
  7. IBM Buys Israel/US Cybersecurity Specialist Trusteer For $800M-$1B (TechCrunch)
  8. EBay’s PayPal Acquires Payments Gateway Braintree For $800M In Cash (TechCrunch)
  9. AT&T Completes Alltel Acquisition (Yahoo Finance)
  10. Canadian Internet Provider Rogers Buys Mountain Cablevision, Wireless Spectrum Licenses From Shaw (Techcrunch)
  11. Can’t get enough of flashy upstarts, can you, WD? Firm pays $685m for Virident (The Register)
  12. Honeywell International Inc. (HON) Confirms Intermec Inc. (IN) Acquisition For About $600 Million (Pulse2.0)
  13. Cisco acquires Intucell for US$475m (SiliconRepublic)
  14. SurveyMonkey Raises $800M in Debt and Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  15. Stratasys Acquiring MakerBot In $403M Deal, Combined Company Will Likely Dominate 3D Printing Industry (Techcrunch)
  16. Cadence to Acquire Tensilica (Market Wire)
  17. Twitter + MoPub: Twitter just bought the digital ad exchange it wanted (VentureBeat)
  18. Experian to buy 41st Parameter in $324m deal (The Financial Times)
  19. Pace PLC Pace acquisition of Aurora Networks, Inc. (The Wall Street Journal)
  20. Q&A Platform Answers.com Raises More Cash, Buys Customer Experience Analytics Company ForeSee For Over $200M (TechCrunch)

Top 20 North American Deals for October 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $2,700,000,000 Sourcefire Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $1,900,000,000 Verizon Wireless AT&T Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $1,260,000,000 Brightstar SoftBank Software & Services Investment
4 $1,100,000,000 Tumblr Yahoo Media Acquisition
5 $1,000,000,000 Climate Corporation Monsanto Transactions Acquisition
6 $1,000,000,000 Blackberry Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
7 $800,000,000 Trusteer IBM Software & Services Acquisition
8 $800,000,000 Braintree Ebay Transactions Acquisition
9 $780,000,000 Alltel AT&T Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $710,000,000 Mountain Cablevision Rogers Communications Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $685,000,000 Virident Western Digital Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $600,000,000 Intermec Honeywell International Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $475,000,000 Intucell Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
14 $450,000,000 SurveyMonkey Consortium Marketing Investment
15 $403,000,000 MakerBot Stratasys Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $380,000,000 Tensilica Cadence Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
17 $350,000,000 MoPub Twitter Marketing Acquisition
18 $324,000,000 The 41st Parameter Experian Software & Services Investment
19 $310,000,000 Aurora Networks Pace PLC Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
20 $258,000,000 Uber Google Ventures, TPG Mobile & Apps Investment

More information

  1. Cisco Acquires Cybersecurity Company Sourcefire For $2.7B (Techcrunch)
  2. AT&T Completes Acquisition of 700 MHz Spectrum from Verizon Wireless to Support 4G LTE (Market Watch Wall Street Journal)
  3. Brightstar Receives $1.26BN Investment from SoftBank (FinSMEs)
  4. Confirmed: Yahoo! Acquires Tumblr for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  5. Monsanto’s feast: $1B Climate Corp acquisition shows the world is turning into 1s and 0s (Pandodaily)
  6. 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)
  7. IBM Buys Israel/US Cybersecurity Specialist Trusteer For $800M-$1B (TechCrunch)
  8. EBay’s PayPal Acquires Payments Gateway Braintree For $800M In Cash (TechCrunch)
  9. AT&T Completes Alltel Acquisition (Yahoo Finance)
  10. Canadian Internet Provider Rogers Buys Mountain Cablevision, Wireless Spectrum Licenses From Shaw (Techcrunch)
  11. Can’t get enough of flashy upstarts, can you, WD? Firm pays $685m for Virident (The Register)
  12. Honeywell International Inc. (HON) Confirms Intermec Inc. (IN) Acquisition For About $600 Million (Pulse2.0)
  13. Cisco acquires Intucell for US$475m (SiliconRepublic)
  14. SurveyMonkey Raises $800M in Debt and Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  15. Stratasys Acquiring MakerBot In $403M Deal, Combined Company Will Likely Dominate 3D Printing Industry (Techcrunch)
  16. Cadence to Acquire Tensilica (Market Wire)
  17. Twitter + MoPub: Twitter just bought the digital ad exchange it wanted (VentureBeat)
  18. Experian to buy 41st Parameter in $324m deal (The Financial Times)
  19. Pace PLC Pace acquisition of Aurora Networks, Inc. (The Wall Street Journal)
  20. Uber Confirms That It Raised $258M From Google Ventures And TPG (Techcrunch)