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Top 20 Hardware & Infrastructure Deals for December 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $31,000,000,000 ARM SoftBank Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $5,900,000,000 Brocade Communications Systems Inc Broadcom Limited Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $1,080,000,000 LeEco Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
4 $925,275,000 Heptagon ams AG Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $600,000,000 LeEco Yueting Jia Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
6 $449,000,000 BYD Samsung Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
7 $259,716,000 Eir GIC Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
8 $200,000,000 Altair Sony Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $195,092,000 Withings Nokia Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $150,000,000 Velodyne LIDAR Ford Motor Company, Baidu Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
11 $120,000,000 Chehejia Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
12 $120,000,000 Thalmic Labs Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
13 $106,970,000 Devialet Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
14 $100,000,000 Ubtech CITIC Securities, CDH Investments Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
15 $93,000,000 CVRx Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
16 $90,000,000 Yi Technology Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
17 $85,000,000 sonnen Envision Energy, Thomas Putter Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
18 $68,000,000 Rightware Oy Thundersoft Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
19 $61,200,000 Ring Richard Branson
, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
20 $57,000,000 Barefoot Networks Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment

More information

  1. SoftBank completes $31 billion acquisition of ARM (The Verge)
  2. Broadcom Limited to Acquire Brocade Communications Systems Inc. for $5.9 Billion (Broadcom)
  3. LeEco raises $1.08b in funding for electric car hoping to compete with Tesla (SCMP)
  4. Austria’s ams acquires Heptagon for up to €845 million to become a worldwide leader in optical sensing (TechEU)
  5. LeEco secures $600M in fresh funding as financial issues reportedly halt electric car project (TechCrunch)
  6. Samsung Invests $449 Million in Buffett-Backed Carmaker BYD (Bloomberg)
  7. Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC to acquire stake in Eir (Silicon Republic)
  8. Sony buys Israeli chip manufacturer Altair for US$200 million (e27)
  9. Nokia to Acquire Withings, for €170M (FinSMEs)
  10. FORD TARGETS FULLY AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE FOR RIDE SHARING IN 2021; INVESTS IN NEW TECH COMPANIES, DOUBLES SILICON VALLEY TEAM (Ford)
  11. ‘China’s Elon Musk’ just raised $120m to disrupt the auto industry (Tech In Asia)
  12. Thalmic Labs’ Next Phase: Announcing $120M USD in Series B Funding (Medium)
  13. Devialet Raises €100M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. CDH Investments Leads $100M Round In Robot Maker Ubtech (China Money Network)
  15. CVRx Secures $113M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  16. Yi Technology sets sights on drone sector after raising $90m (Financial Times)
  17. sonnen Raises $85M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. OS builder Thundersoft buys UI maker Rightware for $68M to expand in automotive (TechCrunch)
  19. Internet of rings: Smart doorbell startup raises $61.2M, launches sleeker $250 Pro device (VentureBeat)
  20. Chipmaking startup Barefoot Networks raises $57M (Sillicon Valley Business Journal)

Top 20 Marketing Deals for December 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $2,900,000,000 Neustar Golden Gate Capital Marketing Acquisition
2 $1,800,000,000 Marketo Vista Equity Partners Marketing Acquisition
3 $900,000,000 Media.net Beijing Miteno Communication Technology Marketing Acquisition
4 $540,000,000 TubeMogul Adobe Marketing Acquisition
5 $360,000,000 Tapad Telenor Group Marketing Acquisition
6 $215,000,000 TouchCommerce Nuance Communications Marketing Acquisition
7 $200,000,000 AddThis Oracle Marketing Acquisition
8 $148,000,000 Smaato Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group Marketing Acquisition
9 $130,000,000 Olapic Monotype Marketing Investment
10 $117,000,000 Mblox CLX Communications Marketing Acquisition
11 $100,000,000 StickyAds Comcast Marketing Acquisition
12 $56,000,000 BloomReach Consortium Marketing Investment
13 $50,000,000 Acxiom Zeta Interactive Marketing Acquisition
14 $50,000,000 Intercom Index Ventures Marketing Investment
15 $50,000,000 Moat Insight Venture Partners Marketing Investment
16 $50,000,000 Showpad Consortium Marketing Investment
17 $50,000,000 Spredfast Consortium Marketing Investment
18 $50,000,000 Zenreach Consortium Marketing Investment
19 $45,000,000 Blippar Khazanah Nasional Berhad Marketing Investment
20 $45,000,000 Heyzap Fyber Marketing Acquisition

More information

  1. Neustar to Go Private in $2.9 Billion Deal (Fortune)
  2. Vista Equity Partners buys marketing automation giant Marketo for $1.8B in cash (TechCrunch)
  3. He made his first US$1M at the age of 18 and US$100M at 23, and now sold his adtech firm for US$900M at 34 (e27)
  4. Adobe buys video ad tech platform TubeMogul for $540M (Vator )
  5. Telenor Group Acquires Tapad for $360M (FinSMEs)
  6. Nuance Communications Acquires TouchCommerce, for $215m (FinSMEs)
  7. Oracle Buys Audience Tracking Firm AddThis For Around $200M (TechCrunch)
  8. Mobile ad tech firm Smaato acquired by China-based group for $148M (TechCrunch)
  9. Font giant Monotype gets into user-generated content with $130M Olapic acquisition (VentureBeat)
  10. Atlanta mobile technology firm Mblox acquired for $117 million (Atlanta Business Chronicle)
  11. Comcast has acquired French ad tech company StickyAds for more than $100 million (Yahoo)
  12. BloomReach lands $56M to deliver personalized marketing to every digital business (VentureBeat)
  13. Zeta Interactive acquires Acxiom Impact for over $50M (TechCrunch)
  14. The Daily Startup: Index Ventures Backs Intercom in $50 Million Series D (The Wall Street Journal)
  15. Moat Raises $50 Million to Help Develop Digital Ad Currency (Wall Street Journal)
  16. Showpad closes $50M Series C to keep growing its SaaS sales productivity platform (TechCrunch)
  17. Social Marketing Software Provider Spredfast Raises $50M in Equity Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. WiFi Startup Zenreach Emerges From Stealth With $50 Million And Peter Thiel On Its Board (Forbes)
  19. With $45 Million In Funding, Augmented Reality Platform Blippar Is Rethinking Search (TechCrunch)
  20. Fyber Acquires Heyzap for $45M (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Investments for December 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $3,500,000,000 Uber Public Investment Fund Transactions Investment
2 $1,800,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
3 $1,250,000,000 Ele.me Alibaba Transactions Investment
4 $1,200,000,000 LeSports Consortium Games Investment
5 $1,200,000,000 OneWeb SoftBank Software & Services Investment
6 $1,080,000,000 LeEco Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
7 $1,000,000,000 Didi Chuxing Apple Transactions Investment
8 $1,000,000,000 Lazada Group Alibaba Ecommerce Investment
9 $1,000,000,000 Lyft Consortium Transactions Investment
10 $860,000,000 NovuMind LTD Consortium Software & Services Investment
11 $793,500,000 Magic Leap Consortium Software & Services Investment
12 $750,000,000 Grab SoftBank Capital Transactions Investment
13 $600,000,000 Didi Chuxing China Life Insurance Transactions Investment
14 $600,000,000 LeEco Yueting Jia Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
15 $600,000,000 Weidong Cloud Education CCB International Software & Services Investment
16 $570,000,000 JDA Blackstone, New Mountain Capital Software & Services Investment
17 $550,000,000 Go-Jek Consortium Transactions Investment
18 $500,000,000 Appirio Wipro Software & Services Investment
19 $500,000,000 Ping An Good Doctor Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
20 $449,000,000 BYD Samsung Hardware & Infrastructure Investment

More information

  1. Uber Turns to Saudi Arabia for $3.5 Billion Cash Infusion (The New York Times)
  2. Snapchat raised $1.8B in a Series F round; leaked deck reveals revenues, user numbers (TechCrunch)
  3. Alibaba confirms $1.25B investment in food delivery service Ele.me (TechCrunch)
  4. LeSports Secures $1.2 Billion in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  5. SoftBank invests $1.2 billion in the OneWeb satellite network (Network World)
  6. LeEco raises $1.08b in funding for electric car hoping to compete with Tesla (SCMP)
  7. Apple invests $1bn in Chinese ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing (Reuters)
  8. Alibaba Makes $1 Billion Investment in Lazada Group (FinSMEs)
  9. Lyft Raises $1 Billion; Valued at $5.5 Billion (FinSMEs)
  10. South Korea trumpets $860-million AI fund after AlphaGo ‘shock’ (Nature)
  11. Magic Leap Raises $793.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Uber rival Grab raises $750M led by SoftBank at a $3B valuation (TechCrunch)
  13. China’s Uber rival Didi Chuxing raises $600 million from China Life Insurance (Reuters)
  14. LeEco secures $600M in fresh funding as financial issues reportedly halt electric car project (TechCrunch)
  15. CCB International Invests In Weidong Cloud Education At $600M Valuation (China Money Network)
  16. JDA gets $570 mln investment from Blackstone, New Mountain (PE HUB)
  17. Indonesia’s Go-Jek raises $550 million to battle Uber and Grab (TechCrunch)
  18. India’s Wipro buys cloud consultancy and work marketplace Appirio for $500M (TechCrunch)
  19. Chinese Healthcare App Ping An Good Doctor Closes USD$500M Series A Venture Capital Round (FinSMEs)
  20. Samsung Invests $449 Million in Buffett-Backed Carmaker BYD (Bloomberg)

Top 20 Deals for December 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $31,000,000,000 ARM SoftBank Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $26,200,000,000 LinkedIn Microsoft Media Acquisition
3 $9,300,000,000 NetSuite Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
4 $5,900,000,000 Brocade Communications Systems Inc Broadcom Limited Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $4,650,000,000 Blue Coat Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
6 $4,400,000,000 Starz Lions Gate Media Acquisition
7 $4,300,000,000 Rackspace Apollo Software & Services Acquisition
8 $3,500,000,000 Uber Public Investment Fund Transactions Investment
9 $3,000,000,000 Jet.com Wal-Mart Ecommerce Acquisition
10 $2,900,000,000 Neustar Golden Gate Capital Marketing Acquisition
11 $2,800,000,000 Deltek Roper Technologies Software & Services Acquisition
12 $2,800,000,000 Demandware Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
13 $2,400,000,000 Blue Coat Systems Bain Capital Software & Services Acquisition
14 $2,300,000,000 LifeLock Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
15 $1,960,000,000 Polycom Mitel Software & Services Acquisition
16 $1,800,000,000 Marketo Vista Equity Partners Marketing Acquisition
17 $1,800,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $1,790,000,000 Host Europe Group GoDaddy Software & Services Acquisition
19 $1,700,000,000 Skyscanner Ctrip Transactions Acquisition
20 $1,600,000,000 Wind Mobile SunShaw Mobile & Apps Acquisition

More information

  1. SoftBank completes $31 billion acquisition of ARM (The Verge)
  2. Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion (The Wall Street Journal)
  3. Oracle Buys NetSuite for $9.3 Billion (FinSMEs)
  4. Broadcom Limited to Acquire Brocade Communications Systems Inc. for $5.9 Billion (Broadcom)
  5. Symantec to Acquire Web Security Company Blue Coat, for approx. $4.65 Billion (FinSMEs)
  6. Lions Gate Agrees to Buy Starz in $4.4 Billion Deal (The Wall Street Journal)
  7. Rackspace to go private after $4.3B acquisition by private equity firm Apollo (TechCrunch)
  8. Uber Turns to Saudi Arabia for $3.5 Billion Cash Infusion (The New York Times)
  9. Wal-Mart Stores to Acquire Jet.com, for $3 Billion (FinSMEs)
  10. Neustar to Go Private in $2.9 Billion Deal (Fortune)
  11. Herndon software company Deltek acquired for $2.8 billion (WTOP)
  12. Salesforce buys Demandware for $2.8B, taking a big step into e-commerce (TechCrunch)
  13. Bain Capital to Buy Blue Coat Systems (The Wall Street Journal)
  14. Symantec Buys Out Identity Protection Firm LifeLock for $2.3 Billion (eweek)
  15. Mitel buys Polycom for $1.96B in enterprise communications consolidation play (TechCrunch)
  16. Vista Equity Partners buys marketing automation giant Marketo for $1.8B in cash (TechCrunch)
  17. Snapchat raised $1.8B in a Series F round; leaked deck reveals revenues, user numbers (TechCrunch)
  18. GoDaddy acquires rival Host Europe Group for $1.79 billion to grow its global footprint (VentureBeat)
  19. Ctrip Acquires Skyscanner for $1.7 Billion to Expand Bookings (China Money Network)
  20. Shaw completes $1.6 billion acquisition of wireless carrier Wind Mobile (Vancouver Sun)