M&A Transaction Spotlight

April 23, 2015 – Netsuite Acquires Bronto for $200 million

Netsuite acquires marketing automation provider Bronto to boost its cloud-based commerce solutions.

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April 4, 2015 – LinkedIn Acquires Lynda.com for $1.5 billion

LinkedIn acquires online education company Lynda.com to bridge the skills gap between job seekers and employers.

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March 4, 2015 – Neilsen Acquires eXelate for $200million

Nielsen acquires eXelate to move into rapidly growing online programmatic advertising market.

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February 10, 2015 – Yelp Acquires Eat24 for $134

Yelp acquires online food-ordering service Eat24 to augment e-commerce and restaurant offerings.

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February 4, 2015 – Under Armour Acquires MyFitnessPal for $475million

Under Armour acquires MyFitnessPal and Endomondo, increasing its user base 6 fold to take the lead in the fitness tracking market.

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November 11, 2014 – Yahoo Acquires Brightroll for $640 million

Yahoo acquires BrightRoll in an effort to further bolster its video ad platform.

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October 15, 2014 –Qualcomm Acquires CSR for $2.5 billion

Qualcomm acquires CSR to expand its ‘Internet of Things’ offerings.

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August 25, 2014 – Amazon Acquires Twitch for $970 million

Amazon acquires video game social streaming company Twitch for $970M, beating out interest from Google and Yahoo!.

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August 11, 2014 – Telstra Acquires $270M Controlling Stake in Ooyala

Telstra acquires majority stake in video service provider Ooyala to support digital media strategy for next generation TV and video.

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July 21, 2014 – Yahoo Acquires Flurry for more than $200M

Yahoo acquires Flurry to boost advertising revenue and develop its ad tech platform.

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June 20, 2014 – Nest Acquires Dropcam for $555M

Nest acquires Dropcam to enhance its intelligent thermostat and smoke detector products with video analytics capabilities, and to expand its reach into the burgeoning home automation market.

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June 10, 2014 – Amobee Acquires Adconion and Kontera for $385M

Amobee acquires Adconion and Kontera to broaden its mobile advertising offerings by enhancing targeted ads and marketing analytics.

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June 2, 2014 – Insight Venture Partners Acquires iParadigms for $752M

Insight Venture Partners acquires iParadigms, seeking to provide additional resources to further drive iParadigms’ expansion into the global market.

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May 19, 2014 – Google Acquires Divide for $130M

Google acquires Divide to provide more extensive mobile device management capabilities into its Android OS, seeking increased enterprise adoption.

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May 8, 2014 – Intuit Acquires Lettuce for $30M

Intuit's acquisition of Lettuce clearly defines its efforts to bolster its enterprise cloud offering in order to become the go-to software for SMBs to run their businesses in the cloud.

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April 15, 2014 – Zebra Technologies Acquires Motorola Solution's Enterprise Business for $3.45B

The acquisition of Motorola Solution’s Enterprise Business unit will enable Zebra to expand its Internet-connected device portfolio and augment its newly launched Zatar unit.

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March 25, 2014 – Facebook Acquires Oculus VR for $2.3B

Facebook acquires Oculus, Virtual Reality Gaming startup, providing the resources to revolutionize gaming and VR applications.

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March 24, 2014 – Disney Acquires Maker Studios for $950M (includes $450M earnout)

Disney acquires Maker Studios to more effectively target the younger millennial generation, aiming to expand distribution for its original content.

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March 18, 2014 – Thoma Bravo Acquires TravelClick for $930M

Thoma Bravo maintains aggressive acquisition pace with its purchase of TravelClick, expanding its footprint into the hospitality arena.

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March 14, 2014 – Thales Group Acquires LiveTV for $400M

JetBlue divests LiveTV business unit to Thales Group, achieving a five-fold return.

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March 3, 2014 – CoStar Group Acquires Apartments.com for $585M

CoStar’s acquisition of Apartments.com will help better its consumer experience and generate more leads for its property listings.

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February 24, 2014 – Oracle Acquires BlueKai for $400M

Oracle continues its acquisition spree by acquiring BlueKai to augment its marketing and customer experience cloud services.

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February 19, 2014 – Facebook Acquires WhatsApp for $16B

Facebook acquires WhatsApp at a whopping $16 billion price tag, hoping to maintain its user growth rates by tapping into the developing markets.

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February 13, 2014 – Comcast Acquires Time Warner Cable for $45.2B

Comcast acquires Time Warner Cable in an all stock deal, gaining significant market share in the pay TV space.

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January 22, 2014 – VMware Acquires AirWatch for $1.5B

VMware acquires AirWatch to bolster its mobile offerings and maintain industry prominence in the virtualization space.

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December 20, 2013 – Oracle Acquires Responsys for $1.5B

Oracle continues its acquisition spree in the cloud computing space by acquiring Responsys.

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December 9, 2013 – Verizon Acquires EdgeCast Networks for $395M

Verizon’s acquisition of EdgeCast Networks shows its effort to boost its multi-channel video content delivery platform.

December 2, 2013 – NCR Acquires Digital Insight for $1.65B

NCR’s acquisition of Digital Insight will likely bring forth fundamental changes to NCR’s financial service offerings and substantial enhancements to its mobile and online banking services.

December 2, 2013 – Apple Acquires Topsy Labs for $240M

Apple acquires Topsy Labs in hopes for enhancing user experience for the App and iTunes stores, Siri and iAd.

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November 19, 2013 – CenturyLink Acquires Tier 3 for $150M
IBM’s acquisition of Fiberlink demonstrates its intent to boost its mobile offerings and provide a comprehensive, cloud-based MDM solution that can adapt to accelerate productivity for its customers.

November 13, 2013 – IBM Acquires Fiberlink for $300M

IBM’s acquisition of Fiberlink demonstrates its intent to boost its mobile offerings and provide a comprehensive, cloud-based MDM solution that can adapt to accelerate productivity for its customers.

November 6, 2013 – Experian Acquires Passport Health Communications for $850M

Experian’s acquisition of Passport Health Communication greatly expands its presence in the healthcare space, expecting a tripling in size of the healthcare business unit in terms of revenue.

October 30, 2013 – Computer Sciences Corporation Acquires ServiceMesh for $295M

CSC’s acquisition of ServiceMesh will enhance its modern cloud application management offerings to its robust government agency clients, allowing them to easily run and manage programs running on public, private and hybrid cloud environments.