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Top 20 Deals for May 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $22,000,000,000 Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd. China Development Bank Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
2 $5,500,000,000 Didi Chuxing Consortium Transactions Investment
3 $4,700,000,000 DigitalGlobe MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Software & Services Acquisition
4 $3,700,000,000 AppDynamics Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
5 $3,350,000,000 Chewy.com PetSmart Ecommerce Acquisition
6 $3,300,000,000 Bureau van Dijk Moody’s Media Acquisition
7 $2,180,000,000 LeEco Sunac China Holdings Media Investment
8 $1,530,000,000 iQiyi Consortium Media Investment
9 $1,400,000,000 Flipkart Tencent Holdings, eBay, Microsoft Ecommerce Investment
10 $1,400,000,000 Paytm SoftBank Transactions Investment
11 $1,200,000,000 Go-Jek Tencent Holdings Transactions Investment
12 $1,100,000,000 Koubei.com Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $1,100,000,000 CoverMyMeds McKesson Software & Services Acquisition
14 $1,000,000,000 Outfit7 United Luck Group Holdings Games Acquisition
15 $1,000,000,000 Vantage Data Centers Digital Bridge Holdings Software & Services Acquisition
16 $1,000,000,000 Toutiao CCB International, Sequoia Capital Mobile & Apps Investment
17 $900,000,000 Telvent DTN TBG Treuhand Günthardt AG Software & Services Acquisition
18 $800,000,000 Verily Temasek Holdings Software & Services Investment
19 $675,000,000 Cambridge Global Payments FleetCor Technologies Transactions Acquisition
20 $650,000,000 SimpliVity Hewlett Packard Enterprise Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  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. Richmond’s MDA to acquire U.S. satellite firm DigitalGlobe in $4.7b deal (Business Vancouver)
  4. Cisco to Buy Software Maker AppDynamics for $3.7 Billion (Bloomberg)
  5. PetSmart is acquiring Chewy.com for $3.35 billion in the largest e-commerce acquisition ever (Recode)
  6. Moody’s Corp to buy Bureau van Dijk for about $3.3 billion (Reuters)
  7. China’s LeEco Raises $2.18 Billion From Property Investor (Variety)
  8. Baidu’s iQiyi video service raises $1.53 billion (TechCrunch)
  9. Flipkart lands $1.4B from Microsoft, eBay, Tencent as India online retail battle with Amazon continues (Geekwire)
  10. Paytm raises $1.4 billion from Softbank, valuation jumps to over $8 billion (The Economic Times)
  11. Indonesia’s Uber rival Go-Jek raises $1.2 billion led by Tencent at a $3 billion valuation (TechCrunch)
  12. Alibaba’s local commerce platform, Koubei, raises $1.1 billion (TechCrunch)
  13. McKesson to buy CoverMyMeds for $1.1 bln (PE HUB)
  14. Chinese group buys Talking Tom app maker Outfit7 for $1b (Deal Street Asia)
  15. Digital Bridge to acquire Vantage Data Centers for $1 billion – sources (Europe Breaking News)
  16. China: News app Toutiao nabs $1b from Sequoia, CCB International at $11b valuation (Deal Street Asia)
  17. Schneider Agrees to Sell Telvent DTN to TBG for $900 Million (Bloomberg)
  18. Alphabet’s health-tech company Verily gets $800 million from Singapore investment firm Temasek (VentureBeat)
  19. FleetCor To Buy Cambridge Global Payments For $675M (PYMNTS)
  20. HPE acquires SimpliVity for $650M in cash (TechCrunch)

Top Deals for December 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 Mojang Microsoft Games Acquisition
10 $2,500,000,000 Compuware Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
11 $2,300,000,000 Conversant Alliance Data Marketing Acquisition
12 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure 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 Uber Consortium Transactions Investment
17 $1,200,000,000 Uber Consortium Transactions Investment
18 $1,200,000,000 Multimedia Games Global Cash Access Games Acquisition
19 $1,200,000,000 Uber Consortium Transactions Investment
20 $1,100,000,000 Xiaomi Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment

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. Minecraft’ Developer Mojang Acquired by Microsoft for $2.5 Billion as Notch Moves On (TouchArcade)
  10. Compuware to Be Acquired by Thoma Bravo for $2.5 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  11. Alliance Data to acquire Conversant for $2.3 billion (LA Times)
  12. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  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. Uber Raises Giant $1.2 Billion Funding Round At A $17 Billion Valuation (TechCrunch)
  17. Uber Confirms New $1.2B Funding Round At $40B Valuation (TechCrunch)
  18. Global Cash Access to Acquire Multimedia Games (Owler)
  19. Uber Closes $1.2BN Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  20. Xiaomi confirms it raised monster $1.1B round and is now valued at $45B (VentureBeat)

Top 20 Acquisitions for December 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 Mojang Microsoft Games Acquisition
10 $2,500,000,000 Compuware Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
11 $2,300,000,000 Conversant Alliance Data Marketing Acquisition
12 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure 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 TravelClick Thoma Bravo Software & Services 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. Minecraft’ Developer Mojang Acquired by Microsoft for $2.5 Billion as Notch Moves On (TouchArcade)
  10. Compuware to Be Acquired by Thoma Bravo for $2.5 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  11. Alliance Data to acquire Conversant for $2.3 billion (LA Times)
  12. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  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. Thoma Bravo Completes $930 Million Acquisition of TravelClick (Hotel News Resource)

Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for December 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $19,000,000,000 WhatsApp Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
3 $900,000,000 Viber Media Rakuten Mobile & Apps Acquisition
4 $613,872,000 Tele2 Teliasonera Mobile & Apps Acquisition
5 $360,000,000 Check Intuit Mobile & Apps Acquisition
6 $280,000,000 Tango Alibaba Mobile & Apps Investment
7 $250,000,000 Nimbuzz New Call Telecom Mobile & Apps Acquisition
8 $220,000,000 Location Labs AVG Mobile & Apps Acquisition
9 $200,000,000 Shopkick SK Planet Mobile & Apps Acquisition
10 $200,000,000 Experience Cox Mobile & Apps Acquisition
11 $200,000,000 SmartThings Samsung Mobile & Apps Acquisition
12 $185,000,000 Mozido Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $174,500,000 Tongbu XPEC Entertainment Mobile & Apps Acquisition
14 $150,000,000 Square Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Mobile & Apps Investment
15 $150,000,000 Lookout Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $120,000,000 yuMobile Safaricom, Airtel Kenya Mobile & Apps Acquisition
17 $104,000,000 KKBOX GIC Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $100,000,000 Yello Mobile Formation 8 Mobile & Apps Investment
19 $100,000,000 Toutiao Sequoia Capital, Weibo Mobile & Apps Investment
20 $100,000,000 Didi Citic, Tencent Mobile & Apps Investment

More information

  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  3. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  4. Teliasonera acquires Tele2 Norway for €450 million after regulatory “failure” (European Communications)
  5. Intuit Buys Check App for $360 Million (Fox Business)
  6. Alibaba Sinks $215 Million Into Messaging App Tango, Valuing It At More Than $1 Billion (Forbes)
  7. Messaging App Nimbuzz Goes To UK’s New Call In $250M Deal (TechCrunch)
  8. AVG secures credit, acquires mobile security firm Location Labs (ZDNet)
  9. Shopkick Bought for $200 Million (MediaPost)
  10. Cox buys ticket upgrade service ‘Experience’ for $200M (VentureBeat)
  11. Samsung Buys Startup SmartThings to Move Into Smart Homes (Bloomberg)
  12. Mozido Raises $185M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Tongbu, Mobile App Distributor by 91 Wireless Founder, Expected to Sell for US$174.5M (TechNode)
  14. Square Raises $150M; Valued at $6BN (FinSMEs)
  15. Lookout snares $150M to build out massive anti-malware network for mobile devices (VentureBeat)
  16. Safaricom, Airtel Kenya finally acquire yuMobile for US $ 120 million (CIO)
  17. KKBOX Raises $104M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Korean Mobile Media Company Yello Mobile Raises $100M From Formation 8 At A $1B Valuation (TechCrunch)
  19. Sequoia, Weibo Invests $100M In News App Toutiao (China Money Network)
  20. Chinese Taxi App Didi Secured $100 million in Series C Funding (TechNode)