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Top 20 North American Deals for July 2015

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
2$3,000,000,000Aruba NetworksHewlett-PackardHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$1,200,000,000VirtustreamEMCSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
5$1,000,000,000UberMicrosoft, Bennett Coleman & Co.TransactionsInvestment
7$910,000,000Altegra HealthEmdeonTransactionsAcquisition
9$810,000,000TrustwaveSingtelSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$537,000,000SnapchatConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
12$500,000,000WishDST CapitalEcommerceInvestment
13$500,000,000ZenefitsConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
14$485,000,000SnapchatConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
15$450,000,000Palantir UndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
19$280,000,000Travelocity ExpediaTransactionsAcquisition
20$275,000,000Affirm ConsortiumTransactionsInvestment

More information

  1. Verizon Agrees to Buy AOL for $4.4 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  2. HP to acquire Aruba Networks for about $3B (CNBC)
  3. LinkedIn to Acquire Lynda.com for $1.5BN (FinSMEs)
  4. EMC Continues Shift To Cloud With $1.2B Virtustream Purchase (TechCrunch)
  5. Uber reportedly raises $1B at a $51B valuation from investors including Microsoft (VentureBeat)
  6. Facing Demand, Uber Expands Funding Round by $1 Billion (NY Times)
  7. Emdeon to Acquire Altegra Health for $910M (FinSMEs)
  8. PayPal to Acquire Xoom for $890M (FinSMEs)
  9. Singtel buys US cybersecurity firm for US$810M (Tech In Asia)
  10. Snapchat Closes Another Massive Funding Round — $537 Million (Re/code)
  11. Lyft Raises $530M in Series E Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Sources: DST Global Led Mobile Shopping App Wish’s $500M Round (TechCrunch)
  13. Zenefits Raises $500M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Snapchat Raises $485M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Palantir Raises $450 Million, Now Valued At $20 Billion (TechCrunch)
  16. Rakuten Buys Ebook And Audiobook Platform OverDrive For $410M (TechCrunch)
  17. Pinterest raises $367M at $11B valuation with a look toward international expansion (VentureBeat)
  18. DraftKings Raises $300 Million, Promises to Spend Much of It With Fox Sports (Re/Code)
  19. Expedia Inc acquires Travelocity in $280 million deal (Reuters)
  20. Affirm Raises $275M in Debt and Equity Financing (FinSMEs)

Should we be afraid of Lenovo?


Should we be afraid of Lenovo?

Amidst the rising tension between China and the US, Lenovo Group, China’s largest PC vendor has acquired IBM’s x86-based server business for $2.3 billion. The acquisition comes almost a decade after Lenovo purchased IBM’s ThinkPad business for $1.75 billion. This latest deal, considered the biggest acquisition by Lenovo, is in line with IBM’s effort to shift its business to software and services. Gerry Smith, Lenovo’s President for North America, sees a “great marriage” that will leverage the strength of both companies. Critics, however, see them more as frenemies as the deal still needs to be cleared by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS), which protects national security. Sensitive acquisitions involving Chinese companies face the toughest scrutiny by the CFIUS.

So what are the implications of this deal on the American market? If the deal is cleared by the CFIUS, there is a chance that Lenovo may lose a great number of IBM customers in the US due to spying concerns, though that may be offset by growing its business in its home market China. The companies that stand to lose are HP and Dell, IBM’s old rivals in the server business, as they will now face new competition that will surely be more aggressive when it comes to pricing.

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

More information

  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)