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Top 20 Transactions Deals for October 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $5,500,000,000 Didi Chuxing Consortium Transactions Investment
2 $2,500,000,000 Grab Didi Chuxing, SoftBank Transactions Investment
3 $2,000,000,000 Ola Consortium Transactions Investment
4 $1,759,560,000 Bambora Ingenico Group Transactions Acquisition
5 $1,400,000,000 Paytm SoftBank Transactions Investment
6 $1,200,000,000 Go-Jek Tencent Holdings Transactions Investment
7 $1,000,000,000 Fanatics SoftBank Transactions Investment
8 $1,000,000,000 Ele.me Consortium Transactions Investment
9 $700,000,000 Ofo Consortium Transactions Investment
10 $675,000,000 Cambridge Global Payments FleetCor Technologies Transactions Acquisition
11 $650,000,000 Souq.com Amazon Transactions Acquisition
12 $613,851,385 Tian Tian Express Suning Commerce Group Transactions Acquisition
13 $600,000,000 Mobike Consortium Transactions Investment
14 $600,000,000 Lyft Undisclosed Transactions Investment
15 $579,400,000 Yixin Capital Consortium Transactions Investment
16 $500,000,000 Kabbage Undisclosed Transactions Investment
17 $500,000,000 SoFi Consortium Transactions Investment
18 $500,000,000 Uxin Consortium Transactions Investment
19 $447,800,000 Airbnb Consortium Transactions Investment
20 $425,100,150 Delivery Hero Naspers Transactions Investment

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  1. China’s ride-hailing giant Didi raises $5.5 billion, valuing it at $50 billion (CNBC)
  2. Uber Rival Grab Raises $2.5 Billion From SoftBank Group and Didi Chuxing (Inc)
  3. https://siliconangle.com/blog/2017/10/02/report-ola-raises-2b-take-good-fight-uber-india/ (1)
  4. Ingenico buys Bambora in €1.5 billion deal (MarketWatch)
  5. Paytm raises $1.4 billion from Softbank, valuation jumps to over $8 billion (The Economic Times)
  6. Indonesia’s Uber rival Go-Jek raises $1.2 billion led by Tencent at a $3 billion valuation (TechCrunch)
  7. Given an assist, sports e-commerce giant Fanatics closes that $1 billion round led by SoftBank (TechCrunch)
  8. Ele.me Secures over $1 Billion in Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Chinese bike-sharing startup Ofo raises $700M led by Alibaba (TechCrunch)
  10. FleetCor To Buy Cambridge Global Payments For $675M (PYMNTS)
  11. Amazon to acquire Souq, a Middle East clone once valued at $1B, for $650M (TechCrunch)
  12. Suning Commerce Group to buy Tiantian Express for 4.25 billion yuan (China Daily )
  13. China’s Mobike raises $600M to expand its bikes on-demand service worldwide (TechCrunch)
  14. Lyft raises $600 million (CNBC)
  15. Yixin Capital raises $579.4m from Tencent, others (Deal Street Asia)
  16. Kabbage nabs $500M for small business loans (TechCrunch)
  17. SoFi closes in on $500m funding round – Bloomberg (Finextra)
  18. TPG Co-Leads $500M Funding In Online Used Car Dealership Uxin (China Money Network)
  19. Airbnb closes $1B round at $31B valuation, profitable as of 2H 2016, no plans for IPO (TechCrunch)
  20. Naspers invests €387M in European food delivery business Delivery Hero (TechCrunch)

Top 20 Investment Deals for October 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $22,000,000,000 Tsinghua Unigroup China Development Bank Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
2 $5,500,000,000 Didi Chuxing Consortium Transactions Investment
3 $2,500,000,000 Grab Didi Chuxing, SoftBank Transactions Investment
4 $2,180,000,000 LeEco Sunac China Holdings Media Investment
5 $2,000,000,000 Ola Consortium Transactions Investment
6 $1,530,000,000 iQiyi Consortium Media Investment
7 $1,500,000,000 Flipkart SoftBank Ecommerce Investment
8 $1,400,000,000 Paytm SoftBank Transactions Investment
9 $1,400,000,000 Flipkart Tencent Holdings, eBay, Microsoft Ecommerce Investment
10 $1,200,000,000 Go-Jek Tencent Holdings Transactions Investment
11 $1,100,000,000 Koubei.com Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
12 $1,000,000,000 Fanatics SoftBank Transactions Investment
13 $1,000,000,000 Flipkart SoftBank Ecommerce Investment
14 $1,000,000,000 Ele.me Consortium Transactions Investment
15 $1,000,000,000 Toutiao CCB International, Sequoia Capital Media Investment
16 $800,000,000 Verily Temasek Holdings Software & Services Investment
17 $700,000,000 Ofo Consortium Transactions Investment
18 $600,000,000 Mobike Consortium Transactions Investment
19 $600,000,000 Lyft Undisclosed Transactions Investment
20 $600,000,000 NIO Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment

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  1. China’s Largest Chipmaker Secures $22 Billion to Expand Globally (Bloomberg)
  2. China’s ride-hailing giant Didi raises $5.5 billion, valuing it at $50 billion (CNBC)
  3. Uber Rival Grab Raises $2.5 Billion From SoftBank Group and Didi Chuxing (Inc)
  4. China’s LeEco Raises $2.18 Billion From Property Investor (Variety)
  5. https://siliconangle.com/blog/2017/10/02/report-ola-raises-2b-take-good-fight-uber-india/ (1)
  6. Baidu’s iQiyi video service raises $1.53 billion (TechCrunch)
  7. SoftBank’s Vision Fund backs Flipkart in record India tech investment (TechCrunch)
  8. Paytm raises $1.4 billion from Softbank, valuation jumps to over $8 billion (The Economic Times)
  9. Flipkart lands $1.4B from Microsoft, eBay, Tencent as India online retail battle with Amazon continues (Geekwire)
  10. Indonesia’s Uber rival Go-Jek raises $1.2 billion led by Tencent at a $3 billion valuation (TechCrunch)
  11. Alibaba’s local commerce platform, Koubei, raises $1.1 billion (TechCrunch)
  12. Given an assist, sports e-commerce giant Fanatics closes that $1 billion round led by SoftBank (TechCrunch)
  13. SoftBank Fund Is Said to Invest $2.5 Billion in Flipkart (Bloomberg)
  14. Ele.me Secures over $1 Billion in Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. China: News app Toutiao nabs $1b from Sequoia, CCB International at $11b valuation (Deal Street Asia)
  16. Alphabet’s health-tech company Verily gets $800 million from Singapore investment firm Temasek (VentureBeat)
  17. Chinese bike-sharing startup Ofo raises $700M led by Alibaba (TechCrunch)
  18. China’s Mobike raises $600M to expand its bikes on-demand service worldwide (TechCrunch)
  19. Lyft raises $600 million (CNBC)
  20. Tencent, Baidu Lead $600M Round In Chinese Electric Vehicle Maker NIO (China Money Network)

Top 20 Media Deals for October 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $3,300,000,000 Bureau van Dijk Moody’s Media Acquisition
2 $2,180,000,000 LeEco Sunac China Holdings Media Investment
3 $1,530,000,000 iQiyi Consortium Media Investment
4 $1,000,000,000 Toutiao CCB International, Sequoia Capital Media Investment
5 $450,000,000 Vice Media TPG (formerly Texas Pacific Group) Media Investment
6 $333,684,900 Immediate Media Co. Hubert Burda Media Media Acquisition
7 $200,000,000 reddit Consortium Media Investment
8 $174,000,000 Le Young Pictures Undisclosed Media Investment
9 $169,500,000 SoundCloud The Raine Group, Temasek Holdings Media Investment
10 $151,000,000 QingTing FM Undisclosed Media Investment
11 $150,000,000 Zuoyebang Consortium Media Investment
12 $150,000,000 Funimation Sony Pictures Television Media Acquisition
13 $150,000,000 Pinterest Undisclosed Media Investment
14 $145,751,350 Shanghai Xiongmao Huyu Wenhua Undisclosed Media Investment
15 $133,000,000 iflix Consortium Media Investment
16 $125,000,000 STARZ PLAY Undisclosed Media Investment
17 $125,000,000 Croosing Ramot Media Investment
18 $110,000,000 Viu Temasek Holdings, Hony Capital Media Investment
19 $100,000,000 Zhihu Consortium Media Investment
20 $90,000,000 iflix Consortium Media Investment

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  1. Moody’s Corp to buy Bureau van Dijk for about $3.3 billion (Reuters)
  2. China’s LeEco Raises $2.18 Billion From Property Investor (Variety)
  3. Baidu’s iQiyi video service raises $1.53 billion (TechCrunch)
  4. China: News app Toutiao nabs $1b from Sequoia, CCB International at $11b valuation (Deal Street Asia)
  5. Vice has raised $450M ahead of a potential IPO (TechCrunch)
  6. Germany’s Hubert Burda Media buys Radio Times and other UK magazines for £270m (City A.M.)
  7. Reddit raised $200 million in funding and is now valued at $1.8 billion (Recode)
  8. Le Young Pictures, a video firm established by LeEco founder’s wife raises US$174 million series A (Next Unicorn)
  9. SoundCloud saved by emergency funding as CEO steps aside (TechCrunch)
  10. China’s leading online radio platform Qingting.fm lands USD 151M, & more (Alltechasia)
  11. Chinese homework helper app Zuoyebang closes $150m series C (Deal Street Asia)
  12. Sony Pictures TV Networks to Acquire Funimation, Valuing Anime Distributor at $150 Million (Variety – Digital )
  13. Pinterest raises $150 mln, valuing photo-sharing app at $12.3 bln: Reuters (PE HUB )
  14. Wang Sicong’s panda live by 1 billion yuan B round of financing to expand the contents of pan-entertainment (Zaobao)
  15. Iflix raises $133M for its Netflix-style service for emerging markets (TechCrunch)
  16. MIDDLE EASTERN ON-DEMAND VIDEO STREAMING SERVICE RECEIVE US$125 MILLION IN FUNDING (Startup MGZN)
  17. The Isreali startup Croosing raised $125 million to upgrade our links (Geektime)
  18. Viu gets $110m backing for Asia’s streaming war (TechInAsia)
  19. Zhihu crowned China’s first knowledge sharing unicorn with 100m USD series D (Technode)
  20. iflix raises $90M to expand its Netflix alternative to more emerging markets (TechCrunch)

Top 20 Software & Services Deals for October 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $3,700,000,000 AppDynamics Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
2 $1,580,000,000 BAMTech The Walt Disney Company Software & Services Acquisition
3 $1,100,000,000 CoverMyMeds McKesson Software & Services Acquisition
4 $1,000,000,000 CompuCom Office Depot Software & Services Acquisition
5 $1,000,000,000 Vantage Data Centers Digital Bridge Holdings Software & Services Acquisition
6 $900,000,000 Telvent DTN TBG Treuhand Günthardt AG Software & Services Acquisition
7 $800,000,000 Verily Temasek Holdings Software & Services Investment
8 $720,000,000 Institutional Shareholder Services Genstar Capital Software & Services Acquisition
9 $705,000,000 eVestment NASDAQ Software & Services Acquisition
10 $650,000,000 SimpliVity Hewlett Packard Enterprise Software & Services Acquisition
11 $614,000,000 Veracode CA Technologies Software & Services Acquisition
12 $610,000,000 Viptela Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
13 $502,000,000 Improbable Consortium Software & Services Investment
14 $500,000,000 Outcome Health Consortium Software & Services Investment
15 $475,000,000 Newgistics Pitney Bowes Software & Services Acquisition
16 $462,000,000 Jive Software Aurea Software Software & Services Acquisition
17 $425,000,000 Trello Atlassian Software & Services Acquisition
18 $410,000,000 SenseTime Consortium Software & Services Investment
19 $400,000,000 Unity Technologies Silver Lake Partners Software & Services Investment
20 $400,000,000 BlueCat Madison Dearborn Partners Software & Services Acquisition

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  1. Cisco to Buy Software Maker AppDynamics for $3.7 Billion (Bloomberg)
  2. Disney to acquire majority stake in BAMTech from Major League Baseball for additional $1.58 billion (Variety)
  3. McKesson to buy CoverMyMeds for $1.1 bln (PE HUB)
  4. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/office-depot-to-buy-compucom-for-1-billion-lowers-guidance-2017-10-03 (2)
  5. Digital Bridge to acquire Vantage Data Centers for $1 billion – sources (Europe Breaking News)
  6. Schneider Agrees to Sell Telvent DTN to TBG for $900 Million (Bloomberg)
  7. Alphabet’s health-tech company Verily gets $800 million from Singapore investment firm Temasek (VentureBeat)
  8. Genstar Capital to buy proxy advisory firm ISS for $720 million (Reuters)
  9. Nasdaq to pay $705 million to acquire eVestment (MarketWatch)
  10. HPE acquires SimpliVity for $650M in cash (TechCrunch)
  11. Veracode bought by CA Technologies for $614 million (Boston Globe)
  12. Cisco scoops up yet another cloud company, acquiring SD-WAN startup Viptela for $610M (TechCrunch)
  13. London-based AI and simulation start-up Improbable bags $502m in funding from SoftBank (Computing UK)
  14. A healthcare firm that wants to create ‘an exam room that knows you’ just landed a $5.5 billion valuation (Business Insider Australia)
  15. Pitney Bowes Acquires Newgistics Inc. for $475 Million (multichannelmerchant)
  16. Collaboration software company Jive to be acquired by Aurea for $462 million (TechCrunch)
  17. Atlassian to Acquire Trello, for $425M (FinSMEs)
  18. Chinese AI Start-Up SenseTime Raises $410 Million Series B Round (China Money Network)
  19. Unity, whose software powers half of all new mobile games, lands $400 million from Silver Lake (TechCrunch)
  20. Hyatt brothers strike again: Toronto tech entrepreneurs sell BlueCat Networks for $400-million (The Globe and Mail)