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Top 20 North American Deals for July 2015

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $4,400,000,000 AOL Verizon Media Acquisition
2 $3,000,000,000 Aruba Networks Hewlett-Packard Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $1,500,000,000 Lynda.com LinkedIn Media Acquisition
4 $1,200,000,000 Virtustream EMC Software & Services Acquisition
5 $1,000,000,000 Uber Microsoft, Bennett Coleman & Co. Transactions Investment
6 $1,000,000,000 Uber Undisclosed Transactions Investment
7 $910,000,000 Altegra Health Emdeon Transactions Acquisition
8 $890,000,000 Xoom PayPal Transactions Acquisition
9 $810,000,000 Trustwave Singtel Software & Services Acquisition
10 $537,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $530,000,000 Lyft Rakuten Transactions Investment
12 $500,000,000 Wish DST Capital Ecommerce Investment
13 $500,000,000 Zenefits Consortium Software & Services Investment
14 $485,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
15 $450,000,000 Palantir Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
16 $410,000,000 OverDrive Rakuten Transactions Acquisition
17 $367,000,000 Pinterest Undisclosed Media Investment
18 $300,000,000 DraftKings Consortium Games Investment
19 $280,000,000 Travelocity Expedia Transactions Acquisition
20 $275,000,000 Affirm Consortium Transactions Investment

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) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $130,000,000,000 Verizon Wireless Verizon Communications Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $24,900,000,000 Dell Michael Dell, Silver Lake Partners Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $7,200,000,000 Molex Koch Industries Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $2,700,000,000 Sourcefire Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $1,900,000,000 Verizon Wireless AT&T Mobile & Apps Acquisition
6 $1,100,000,000 Tumblr Yahoo Media Acquisition
7 $925,000,000 CPUsage Consortium Software & Services Investment
8 $800,000,000 Trusteer IBM Software & Services Investment
9 $800,000,000 Braintree Ebay Transactions Acquisition
10 $780,000,000 Alltel AT&T Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $710,000,000 Mountain Cablevision Rogers Communications Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $685,000,000 Virident Western Digital Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $600,000,000 Intermec Honeywell International Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $600,000,000 TSL Education TPG Software & Services Acquisition
15 $475,000,000 Intucell Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $450,000,000 SurveyMonkey Consortium Marketing Investment
17 $414,000,000 Adap.tv AOL Marketing Acquisition
18 $403,000,000 MakerBot Stratasys Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
19 $380,000,000 Tensilica Cadence Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
20 $350,000,000 MoPub Twitter Mobile & Apps Acquisition

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)