Top 20 Deals for October 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 $7,170,000,000 Nokia Microsoft Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $2,700,000,000 Sourcefire Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $1,900,000,000 91 Wireless Baidu Mobile & Apps Acquisition
7 $1,900,000,000 Verizon Wireless AT&T Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $1,530,000,000 Supercell SoftBank, GungHo Games Investment
9 $1,260,000,000 Brightstar SoftBank Software & Services Investment
10 $1,100,000,000 Tumblr Yahoo Media Acquisition
11 $1,100,000,000 Waze Google Mobile & Apps Acquisition
12 $1,000,000,000 Climate Corporation Monsanto Transactions Acquisition
13 $1,000,000,000 Blackberry Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
14 $865,000,000 AXIS Axiata Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
15 $810,000,000 Beidou China Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
16 $800,000,000 Trusteer IBM Software & Services Acquisition
17 $800,000,000 Braintree Ebay Transactions Acquisition
18 $780,000,000 Alltel AT&T Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
19 $710,000,000 Mountain Cablevision Rogers Communications Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
20 $700,000,000 360Buy Ontario Teachers’ Retirement Fund, Kingdom Holdings Ecommerce Investment

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. Microsoft Enters Into $7.2B Deal To Buy Nokia’s Devices And Services Business And License Its Patents (TechCrunch)
  5. Cisco Acquires Cybersecurity Company Sourcefire For $2.7B (Techcrunch)
  6. Baidu Agrees To Buy Chinese Android App Distributor 91 Wireless For $1.9B (Techcrunch)
  7. AT&T Completes Acquisition of 700 MHz Spectrum from Verizon Wireless to Support 4G LTE (Market Watch Wall Street Journal)
  8. Supercell Receives $1.53BN Investment (FinSMEs)
  9. Brightstar Receives $1.26BN Investment from SoftBank (FinSMEs)
  10. Confirmed: Yahoo! Acquires Tumblr for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  11. Google Bought Waze For $1.1B, Giving A Social Data Boost To Its Mapping Business (Techcrunch)
  12. Monsanto’s feast: $1B Climate Corp acquisition shows the world is turning into 1s and 0s (Pandodaily)
  13. Here’s the full list of companies that invested $1 billion into BlackBerry, plus interim CEO has a base salary of $1 million (Mobile Syrup)
  14. Malaysia’s Axiata boosts Indonesia business with $865 million acquisition of AXIS (Tech In Asia)
  15. China Is Investing $810M In Beidou, A Navigation System It Hopes Will Eventually Rival GPS (Techcrunch)
  16. IBM Buys Israel/US Cybersecurity Specialist Trusteer For $800M-$1B (TechCrunch)
  17. EBay’s PayPal Acquires Payments Gateway Braintree For $800M In Cash (TechCrunch)
  18. AT&T Completes Alltel Acquisition (Yahoo Finance)
  19. Canadian Internet Provider Rogers Buys Mountain Cablevision, Wireless Spectrum Licenses From Shaw (Techcrunch)
  20. China’s 360Buy Unwraps Massive New Funding Round of $700 Million (Tech In Asia)