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Top 20 North American Deals for 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $19,000,000,000 WhatsApp Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $5,700,000,000 TW Telecom Level 3 Software & Services Acquisition
3 $5,300,000,000 MICROS Systems Oracle Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $3,500,000,000 Trulia Zillow Transactions Acquisition
5 $3,200,000,000 Nest Labs Google Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $3,000,000,000 Beats Electronics Apple Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $2,000,000,000 Oculus VR Facebook Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $1,650,000,000 Mercury Payment Vantiv Transactions Acquisition
10 $1,500,000,000 Airwatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
11 $1,200,000,000 Uber Consortium Transactions Investment
12 $1,100,000,000 Fusion-io SanDisk Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $970,000,000 Twitch Amazon Games Acquisition
14 $930,000,000 All3Media Discovery, Liberty Global Marketing Acquisition
15 $930,000,000 TravelClick Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
16 $752,000,000 iParadigms Insight Venture Partners Software & Services Acquisition
17 $555,000,000 Dropcam Google/Nest Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
18 $500,000,000 DeepMind Google Software & Services Acquisition
19 $500,000,000 Maker Studios The Walt Disney Company Media Acquisition
20 $500,000,000 Skybox Imaging Google Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. Level 3 Agrees to Buy TW Telecom in $5.7 Billion Deal (Bloomberg)
  3. Oracle buys MICROS Systems for $5.3 billion (ZDNet)
  4. Zillow To Acquire Trulia In $3.5B Stock-For-Stock Deal (TechCrunch)
  5. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  6. Apple finally confirms its $3B acquisition of Beats Electronics (VentureBeat)
  7. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  8. Facebook is buying Oculus for $2B to ‘get ready for the platform of tomorrow’ (VentureBeat)
  9. Vantiv Buys Mercury Payment From Silver Lake for $1.65 Billion (Bloomberg)
  10. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  11. Uber Closes $1.2BN Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  12. SanDisk to acquire Fusion-io for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  13. THE NEWS WRAP: Amazon acquires game streaming platform Twitch for $970 million (StartupSmart)
  14. Discovery, Liberty Global Acquire All3Media in $930 Million Deal (Variety)
  15. Thoma Bravo Completes $930 Million Acquisition of TravelClick (Hotel News Resource)
  16. Acquisition of iParadigms for $752 Million Led by Insight Venture Partners (Turnitin)
  17. Google and Nest Acquire Dropcam For $555 Million (TechCrunch)
  18. Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M (TechCrunch)
  19. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)
  20. Google Buys Satellite Company Skybox Imaging For $500 Million (Business Insider)

Top 20 Deals for June 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $19,000,000,000 WhatsApp Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $5,700,000,000 TW Telecom Level 3 Software & Services Acquisition
3 $5,300,000,000 MICROS Systems Oracle Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $3,200,000,000 Nest Labs Google Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $3,000,000,000 Beats Electronics Apple Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $2,000,000,000 Oculus VR Facebook Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $1,650,000,000 Mercury Payment Vantiv Transactions Acquisition
9 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
10 $1,200,000,000 Uber Consortium Transactions Investment
11 $1,100,000,000 Fusion-io SanDisk Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $930,000,000 All3Media Discovery, Liberty Global Marketing Acquisition
13 $930,000,000 TravelClick Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
14 $900,000,000 Viber Media Rakuten Mobile & Apps Acquisition
15 $804,000,000 ChinaVision Media Group Alibaba Media Acquisition
16 $752,000,000 iParadigms Insight Venture Partners Software & Services Acquisition
17 $555,000,000 Dropcam Google/Nest Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
18 $523,500,000 Jobstreet Seek Transactions Acquisition
19 $500,000,000 DeepMind Google Software & Services Acquisition
20 $500,000,000 Maker Studios The Walt Disney Company Media Acquisition

More information

  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. Level 3 Agrees to Buy TW Telecom in $5.7 Billion Deal (Bloomberg)
  3. Oracle buys MICROS Systems for $5.3 billion (ZDNet)
  4. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  5. Apple finally confirms its $3B acquisition of Beats Electronics (VentureBeat)
  6. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  7. Facebook is buying Oculus for $2B to ‘get ready for the platform of tomorrow’ (VentureBeat)
  8. Vantiv Buys Mercury Payment From Silver Lake for $1.65 Billion (Bloomberg)
  9. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  10. Uber Closes $1.2BN Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  11. SanDisk to acquire Fusion-io for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  12. Discovery, Liberty Global Acquire All3Media in $930 Million Deal (Variety)
  13. Thoma Bravo Completes $930 Million Acquisition of TravelClick (Hotel News Resource)
  14. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  15. Alibaba Pays $804M To Take Majority Stake In TV And Movie Producer ChinaVision (TechCrunch)
  16. Acquisition of iParadigms for $752 Million Led by Insight Venture Partners (Turnitin)
  17. Google and Nest Acquire Dropcam For $555 Million (TechCrunch)
  18. Australia’s Seek to Buy Jobstreet in $524 Million Deal (Wall Street Journal)
  19. Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M (TechCrunch)
  20. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)

Top 20 Media Deals for May 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $804,000,000 ChinaVision Media Group Alibaba Media Acquisition
2 $500,000,000 Maker Studios The Walt Disney Company Media Acquisition
3 $200,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
4 $160,000,000 Automattic Consortium Media Investment
5 $80,000,000 Quora Consortium Media Investment
6 $54,000,000 Doximity Consortium Media Investment
7 $40,000,000 Imgur Andreessen Horowitz, Reddit Media Investment
8 $34,000,000 Aereo Himalaya Capital Management, Gordon Crawford Media Investment
9 $30,000,000 CPXi Business Development Corporation of America Media Investment
10 $25,000,000 Path Consortium Media Investment
11 $25,000,000 Trustpilot Consortium Media Investment
12 $20,000,000 117go Softbank China Venture Capital Media Investment
13 $18,000,000 FTBpro Consortium Media Investment
14 $16,000,000 Banjo Consortium Media Investment
15 $15,000,000 Mode Media Undisclosed Media Investment
16 $14,500,000 Wanderful Media Consortium Media Investment
17 $13,000,000 Mashable Consortium Media Investment
18 $12,000,000 Business Insider Jeff Bezos Media Investment
19 $10,000,000 Aviasales iTech Capital Media Investment
20 $10,000,000 PolicyMic Consortium Media Investment

More information

  1. Alibaba Pays $804M To Take Majority Stake In TV And Movie Producer ChinaVision (TechCrunch)
  2. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)
  3. Social bulletin board Pinterest raises $200M with a $5B valuation (updated) (VentureBeat)
  4. Automattic Raises $160M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  5. Quora collects $80 million in funding (CNET)
  6. Doximity Closes $54M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  7. Imgur, the startup that doesn’t need funding, closes $40M from Reddit & Andreessen Horowitz (VentureBeat)
  8. Aereo Raises $34 Million in Funding to Expand Online-TV Service (Bloomberg)
  9. CPXi Closes $30M Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Path Closes $25M Series C Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  11. Trustpilot Raises $25M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  12. China online travel journal service 117go raises $20 million (TNOOZ)
  13. FTBpro Closes $18M Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Banjo Raises $16M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  15. Before Rebranding As Mode Media, Glam Raised An Additional $15M (TechCrunch)
  16. Wanderful Media Raises $14.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Mashable Raises $13M In Its First Outside Funding (TechCrunch)
  18. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Puts More Money Into Business Insider (The Wall Street Journal)
  19. Travel metasearch engine Aviasales secures $10M from iTech Capital (Venture Beat)
  20. PolicyMic Closes $10M Series A Funding (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Acquisitions for April 2014

 

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $19,000,000,000 WhatsApp Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $3,200,000,000 Nest Labs Google Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $2,000,000,000 Oculus VR Facebook Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
6 $900,000,000 Viber Media Rakuten Mobile & Apps Acquisition
7 $804,000,000 ChinaVision Media Group Alibaba Media Acquisition
8 $523,500,000 Jobstreet Seek Transactions Acquisition
9 $500,000,000 Maker Studios The Walt Disney Company Media Acquisition
10 $260,000,000 Ticket Monster Groupon Transactions Acquisition
11 $200,000,000 LegalZoom Permira Transactions Acquisition
12 $200,000,000 Cyvera Palo Alto Networks Software & Services Acquisition
13 $165,000,000 Bash Gaming GSN Games Games Acquisition
14 $126,000,000 SK Encar Carsales.com Ecommerce Acquisition
15 $125,136,000 Klarna Consortium Transactions Acquisition
16 $120,000,000 Bright LinkedIn Transactions Acquisition
17 $100,000,000 Parature Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
18 $100,000,000 Basis Science Intel Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
19 $90,700,000 Gravity AOL Marketing Acquisition
20 $80,000,000 Aviate Yahoo Mobile & Apps Acquisition

More information

  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  3. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  4. Facebook is buying Oculus for $2B to ‘get ready for the platform of tomorrow’ (VentureBeat)
  5. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  6. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  7. Alibaba Pays $804M To Take Majority Stake In TV And Movie Producer ChinaVision (TechCrunch)
  8. Australia’s Seek to Buy Jobstreet in $524 Million Deal (Wall Street Journal)
  9. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)
  10. Groupon’s $260M Acquisition Of Ticket Monster From LivingSocial Has Closed (TechCrunch)
  11. The $425M LegalZoom deal is a win for VCs, but less exciting for the company or LA (PandoDaily)
  12. Palo Alto Networks Acquires Cyvera for $200M (FinSMEs)
  13. GSN’s $165M Bash Gaming Acquisition Nets 100X Return For Investors (TechCrunch)
  14. Carsales splashes $126m on SK Encar (The Australian)
  15. Klarna Raised €90M to Acquire SOFORT (FinSMEs)
  16. LinkedIn makes its biggest acquisition by paying $120m for job matching service Bright (The Next Web)
  17. Microsoft Acquires Parature for $100M (FinSMEs)
  18. Basis Goes To Intel For Around $100M (TechCrunch)
  19. Setting Its Sights On Content Personalization, AOL To Acquire Gravity For $90.7M (TechCrunch)
  20. Source: Yahoo Bought Aviate For $80M (TechCrunch)