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Year in Review: Kleiner Perkins leads U.S. venture firms in 2017 M&A deals

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers had the most M&A deals among U.S. venture firms in 2017, with 14 portfolio companies to exit. That’s according to VCJ’s analysis of preliminary disclosed data from Thomson Reuters.

Those companies, which include application performance management solutions company Appdynamics, photo-video music app Flipagram, IT platform Simplivity, and biotech company True North Therapeutics, sold for a combined $6.9 billion and took an average of 7.8 years to exit, according to Thomson Reuters.

New Enterprise Associates saw 13 portfolio companies get acquired in 2017 for a total price of $2.2 billion. Those companies took an average of 5.8 years to exit, and include mobile and web developer 440 Labs, hyperconvergence software developer Springpath, and search software builder Swiftype.

Intel Capital followed with 12 companies at a total price of $1.29 billion, which took an average of 8 years to exit and include mobile application management provider Apperian, mobile security provider Delta ID, and conversational AI company MindMeld.

In 2016, Intel Capital had the most M&A deals among venture firms, with 12 sales totaling about $331 million.

And in 2015, NEA had 16 portfolio companies exit, with a combined sale price of $3.17 billion.

Below are the top 25 venture firms by M&A deals in 2017.

Download Data: Top 25 venture firms by M&A deals 2017 YTD

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