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Top 20 Acquisitions for 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $19,000,000,000 WhatsApp Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $9,670,032,000 Ono Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $9,247,968,000 Global Village Telecom Telefonica Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $5,700,000,000 TW Telecom Level 3 Software & Services Acquisition
5 $5,300,000,000 MICROS Systems Oracle Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $3,500,000,000 Trulia Zillow Transactions Acquisition
7 $3,200,000,000 Nest Labs Google Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $3,000,000,000 Beats Electronics Apple Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $2,500,000,000 Compuware Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
10 $2,500,000,000 Mojang Microsoft Games Acquisition
11 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $2,300,000,000 Conversant Alliance Data Marketing Acquisition
13 $2,000,000,000 Oculus VR Facebook Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $1,650,000,000 Mercury Payment Vantiv Transactions Acquisition
15 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
16 $1,200,000,000 Multimedia Games Global Cash Access Games Acquisition
17 $1,100,000,000 Fusion-io SanDisk Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
18 $1,000,000,000 Ebates Rakuten Transactions Acquisition
19 $970,000,000 Twitch Amazon Games Acquisition
20 $930,000,000 All3Media Discovery, Liberty Global Marketing Acquisition

More information

  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. Vodafone completes €7.2 billion acquisition of Ono (Vodafone)
  3. Vivendi, Telefonica seal 7.2-billion-euro Brazilian broadband deal (Reuters UK)
  4. Level 3 Agrees to Buy TW Telecom in $5.7 Billion Deal (Bloomberg)
  5. Oracle buys MICROS Systems for $5.3 billion (ZDNet)
  6. Zillow To Acquire Trulia In $3.5B Stock-For-Stock Deal (TechCrunch)
  7. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  8. Apple finally confirms its $3B acquisition of Beats Electronics (VentureBeat)
  9. Compuware to Be Acquired by Thoma Bravo for $2.5 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  10. Minecraft’ Developer Mojang Acquired by Microsoft for $2.5 Billion as Notch Moves On (TouchArcade)
  11. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  12. Alliance Data to acquire Conversant for $2.3 billion (LA Times)
  13. Facebook is buying Oculus for $2B to ‘get ready for the platform of tomorrow’ (VentureBeat)
  14. Vantiv Buys Mercury Payment From Silver Lake for $1.65 Billion (Bloomberg)
  15. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  16. Global Cash Access to Acquire Multimedia Games (Owler)
  17. SanDisk to acquire Fusion-io for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  18. Rakuten Buys Ebates For $1 Billion (TechCrunch)
  19. THE NEWS WRAP: Amazon acquires game streaming platform Twitch for $970 million (StartupSmart)
  20. Discovery, Liberty Global Acquire All3Media in $930 Million Deal (Variety)

Top 20 Hardware & Infrastructure Deals for 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $9,670,032,000 Ono Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $9,247,968,000 Global Village Telecom Telefonica Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $5,300,000,000 MICROS Systems Oracle Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $3,200,000,000 Nest Labs Google Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $3,000,000,000 Beats Electronics Apple Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $2,000,000,000 Oculus VR Facebook Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $1,100,000,000 Fusion-io SanDisk Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $555,000,000 Dropcam Google/Nest Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $475,000,000 Renesas SP Drivers Synaptics Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $328,500,000 ISSC Technologies Corporation Microchip Technology Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $250,000,000 Jawbone Rizvi Traverse Management Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
13 $120,000,000 Proteus Digital Health Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
14 $107,000,000 FX Networks Vocus Communications Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
15 $100,000,000 Basis Science Intel Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $90,000,000 SAVANT KRR Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
17 $75,000,000 Tintri Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
18 $70,000,000 NJOY Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
19 $70,000,000 Sungevity Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
20 $60,000,000 Beats Music Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment

More information

  1. Vodafone completes €7.2 billion acquisition of Ono (Vodafone)
  2. Vivendi, Telefonica seal 7.2-billion-euro Brazilian broadband deal (Reuters UK)
  3. Oracle buys MICROS Systems for $5.3 billion (ZDNet)
  4. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  5. Apple finally confirms its $3B acquisition of Beats Electronics (VentureBeat)
  6. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  7. Facebook is buying Oculus for $2B to ‘get ready for the platform of tomorrow’ (VentureBeat)
  8. SanDisk to acquire Fusion-io for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  9. Google and Nest Acquire Dropcam For $555 Million (TechCrunch)
  10. Synaptics announces acquisition of Japan’s Renesas SP Drivers (The China Post)
  11. Microchip Technology about to acquire Taiwanese tech company for $328.5M (Phoenix Business Journal)
  12. Jawbone raises $250 million, valuing company at $3.3 billion (Reuters)
  13. Proteus Digital Health Raises $120M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Vocus Communications to buy NZ’s FX Networks (The Australian)
  15. Basis Goes To Intel For Around $100M (TechCrunch)
  16. KKR LEADS $90M EQUITY INVESTMENT IN SAVANT (Savant Systems)
  17. Tintri Raises $75M in Series E Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. NJOY Raises over $70M (FinSMEs)
  19. Sungevity Raises $70M in Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  20. Beats Music Raises $60 Million in Funding (Billboard)

Top 20 European Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $5,000,000,000 NDS Group Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $1,700,000,000 Cable & Wireless Worldwide Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $479,800,000 Bol.com Royal Ahold Ecommerce Acquisition
4 $95,300,000 Izeos Newfund Media Investment
5 $64,000,000 Just-Eat Vitruvian Partners Transactions Investment
6 $51,800,000 Picochip Mindspeed Technologies Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $38,000,000 Synchronica Myriad Group Mobile & Apps Acquisition
8 $35,000,000 BOKU Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
9 $33,000,000 Delivery Hero Consortium Transactions Investment
10 $32,000,000 Viadeo Consortium Media Investment
11 $30,000,000 Wikimart Tiger Global Ecommerce Investment
12 $26,500,000 Integral Sage Pay Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $25,000,000 Unruly Consortium Marketing Investment
14 $22,700,000 Incite Marketing Planning St Ives Marketing Acquisition
15 $21,000,000 Tobii Intel Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
16 $17,000,000 Hailo Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
17 $16,568,000 Takeaway.com Prime Ventures Transactions Investment
18 $15,000,000 myThings Consortium Marketing Investment
19 $15,000,000 SilverRail Technologies Consortium Software & Services Investment
20 $13,000,000 Intelligent Apps Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment

More information

  1. Cisco Buys NDS Group For $5B (Silicon Tap)
  2. Vodafone Buys Cable & Wireless For $1.7B, Gives Mobile Carrier Bigger Window On Enterprise, Broadband (Techcrunch)
  3. Royal Ahold acquires Bol.com (The Deal Pipiline)
  4. Izeos Receives Investment from Newfund (FinSMEs)
  5. Just-Eat raises $64m for acquisitions (Financial Times)
  6. Mindspeed Completes Picochip Buy (SoCal Tech)
  7. Mobile Messaging Consolidates: Myriad Group Buys Synchronica For $38M (Techcrunch)
  8. Mobile Payment Startup BOKU Raises A $35M Round. NEA, Telefonica Among The Investors (Techcrunch)
  9. Hot Berlin startup Delivery Hero raises €25m, expands online food ordering business through acquisitions (The Next Web)
  10. Viadeo Raises $32M To Expand Its Professional Social Network In China, Russia And Beyond (Techcrunch)
  11. Wikimart Raises $30 Million From Tiger Global And Others (Quintura)
  12. Sage Pay acquires Dublin company Integral for €20m (Silicon Republic)
  13. Unruly Raises $25M in First External Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Incite sold to marketing services group St Ives in £17m deal (Research)
  15. Intel Capital Invests $21 Million In Swedish Eye-Tracking Tech Company Tobii (Techcrunch)
  16. Mobile Taxi Network Hailo Raises $17M From Accel And Atomico To Take On Uber In The U.S. (Techcrunch)
  17. Takeaway.com Picks Up €13 Million In Funding (Techcrunch)
  18. myThings Raises $15M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. SilverRail Technologies Raises $15M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Maker of taxi-ordering app myTaxi raises €10 million from Daimler, Lars Hinrichs (Techcrunch)