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Top 20 Acquisitions for December 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$7,170,000,000NokiaMicrosoftHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
5$2,700,000,000SourcefireCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
6$1,900,000,000Verizon WirelessAT&THardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
7$1,900,000,00091 WirelessBaiduMobile & AppsAcquisition
9$1,100,000,000WazeGoogleMobile & AppsAcquisition
10$1,000,000,000Climate CorporationMonsantoTransactionsAcquisition
11$865,000,000AXISAxiataHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
12$800,000,000TrusteerIBMSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$780,000,000AlltelAT&THardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
15$710,000,000Mountain CablevisionRogers CommunicationsHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
16$685,000,000ViridentWestern DigitalHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
17$600,000,000IntermecHoneywell InternationalHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
19$600,000,000TSL EducationTPGMediaAcquisition

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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. Microsoft Enters Into $7.2B Deal To Buy Nokia’s Devices And Services Business And License Its Patents (TechCrunch)
  5. Cisco Acquires Cybersecurity Company Sourcefire For $2.7B (Techcrunch)
  6. AT&T Completes Acquisition of 700 MHz Spectrum from Verizon Wireless to Support 4G LTE (Market Watch Wall Street Journal)
  7. Baidu Agrees To Buy Chinese Android App Distributor 91 Wireless For $1.9B (Techcrunch)
  8. Confirmed: Yahoo! Acquires Tumblr for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  9. Google Bought Waze For $1.1B, Giving A Social Data Boost To Its Mapping Business (Techcrunch)
  10. Monsanto’s feast: $1B Climate Corp acquisition shows the world is turning into 1s and 0s (Pandodaily)
  11. Malaysia’s Axiata boosts Indonesia business with $865 million acquisition of AXIS (Tech In Asia)
  12. IBM Buys Israel/US Cybersecurity Specialist Trusteer For $800M-$1B (TechCrunch)
  13. EBay’s PayPal Acquires Payments Gateway Braintree For $800M In Cash (TechCrunch)
  14. AT&T Completes Alltel Acquisition (Yahoo Finance)
  15. Canadian Internet Provider Rogers Buys Mountain Cablevision, Wireless Spectrum Licenses From Shaw (Techcrunch)
  16. Can’t get enough of flashy upstarts, can you, WD? Firm pays $685m for Virident (The Register)
  17. Honeywell International Inc. (HON) Confirms Intermec Inc. (IN) Acquisition For About $600 Million (Pulse2.0)
  18. Adobe Acquires Conversational Marketing Platform Neolane For $600M In Cash To Bolster Its Marketing Cloud (Techcrunch)
  19. TPG Buys TSL, Owner Of The TES Connect Education Network, For Around $600M (Techcrunch)
  20. Ingenico Agrees To Acquire European Online Payment Services Provider, Ogone, For €360M To Build Out Multi-Channel Payments Strategy (Techcrunch)

Top 20 Media Deals for 2013

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
2$600,000,000TSL EducationTPGMediaAcquisition
3$586,000,000Sina WeiboAlibabaMediaInvestment
5$250,000,000Washington PostJeff BezosMediaAcquisition
8$70,000,000Boston Globe/ New England Media GroupJohn HenryMediaAcquisition
13$40,000,000Vox MediaAccel PartnersMediaInvestment
16$33,000,000AwesomenessTVDreamWorks Animation SKGMediaInvestment
17$30,000,000ScienceHearst VenturesMediaInvestment
19$26,000,000Maker StudiosConsortiumMediaInvestment

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  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. Jeff Bezos To Acquire The Washington Post For $250M (TechCrunch)
  6. Pinterest Does Another Massive Funding — $225 Million at $3.8 Billion Valuation (Confirmed) (All Things D)
  7. Pinterest Raises $200M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. The New York Times Company Sells The Boston Globe (And Related Properties) For $70M (TechCrunch)
  9. Nextdoor raises $60M to curb the crumbling of America’s neighborhoods (Venture Beat)
  10. Baidu, Hillhouse & GGV Reportedly Invest $57M In Qunar As The Chinese Travel Site Weathers A Boycott (Techcrunch)
  11. Zillow Fills Out NYC Listings With $50M StreetEasy Acquisition, Plans Follow-On Offering Of 2.5M Shares For $228M (TechCrunch)
  12. Quixey Raised $50M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Vox Media raising $40M to invest in video content on SB Nation, The Verge, & Polygon (Venture Beat)
  14. Bill Gates, Benchmark And More Pour $35M Into ResearchGate, The Social Network For Scientists (Techcrunch)
  15. Content Recommendation Service (And Rumored IPO Candidate) Outbrain Raises Another $35M (TechCrunch)
  16. DreamWorks Animation SKG Acquires AwesomenessTV for $33,000,000 (Xconomy)
  17. Science Inc. Gets $30M From Hearst (Socal Tech)
  19. Maker Studios Raises $26M in Second Tranche of Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. TuneIn Raises $25M Round Led By IVP, Already Surpassed 1B Listening Hours This Year (Techcrunch)