Archive | August, 2011

Top 20 Deals for July 2011

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$8,500,000,000SkypeMicrosoftSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
2$2,250,000,000GodaddyConsortiumMarketingAcquisition
3$1,640,000,000BlackboardProvidence Equity PartnersSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$946,000,000GrouponConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
5$800,000,000TwitterDST GlobalMediaInvestment
6$750,000,000PopCap GamesEA GamesGamesAcquisition
7$700,000,000ITA SoftwareGoogleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$575,000,000RosettaPublicis GroupeMarketingAcquisition
9$560,800,000Network SolutionsWeb.com Group Inc.MarketingAcquisition
10$525,000,000PrimediaTPG CapitalMediaAcquisition
11$517,000,000MediamindDGMarketingAcquisition
12$465,000,000CashEdgeFiserv Inc.’sSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$434,395,465ToteBetfredGamesAcquisition
14$400,000,000AdmeldGoogleMarketingAcquisition
15$390,000,000Clearwell SystemsSymantecSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16$380,000,000Iron Mountains Digital AgencyAutonomySoftware & ServicesAcquisition
17$350,000,000BigpointSummit Partners and TA AssociatesGamesAcquisition
18$306,000,000Qunar.comBaiduMarketingAcquisition
19$295,000,000Dotomi Inc.ValueClickMarketingAcquisition
20$240,000,000ZongEbayMobile & AppsAcquisition

More information

  1. It’s Official: Microsoft Acquires Skype For $8.5 Billion In Cash (Paid Content)
  2. Go Daddy Acquired For $2.25 Billion (IM Grind)
  3. Blackboard to be Acquired by Providence Equity Partners for $45.00 Per Share in Cash or $1.64 Billion (PR Newswire)
  4. Groupon Raises $950 Million [CONFIRMED] (Mashable)
  5. Twitter: That Giant RoundOf Funding? Yup, We Closed It (Business Insider)
  6. PopCap Games Acquired By EA For $750M (Northwest Innovation)
  7. Google’s $US700m travel market takes off (The Age)
  8. Publicis Groupe to Acquire Digital Shop Rosetta for $575 Million (Ad Age News Agency)
  9. Web.com Buys Domain Registrar And Hosting Company Network Solutions For $560.8 Million (Techcrunch)
  10. Primedia Acquired By TPG Capital For $525 Million (Techcrunch)
  11. Ad Services Provider DG Buys MediaMind For $517 million (Paid Content)
  12. Online Only: CashEdge Purchase Seen Boosting Fiserv P2P, Small Business Offering (Credit Union Times)
  13. Betfred Confirms the Successful Acquisition of the Tote for GBP265m (PR Newswire)
  14. Google Buying Supply Side Platform Admeld For $400 Million (Paid Content)
  15. Symantec Moves Further Into E-Discovery With Acquisition (Information Week)
  16. Autonomy Acquires Some Iron Mountain Digital Assets For $380M (Wall Street Journal)
  17. PE Firms Buy Controlling Stake In Online Game Firm Bigpoint (Paid Content)
  18. Baidu Buys Qunar.com for $306 Million (Search Engine Journal)
  19. ValueClick Buys Personalized Display Ad Technology Company Dotomi For $295 Million (Techcrunch)
  20. eBay Buys Zong For $240 Million In Cash To Boost PayPal’s Mobile Payments Technology (Techcrunch)