Archive | August, 2011

Top 20 Deals for 2011

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $8,500,000,000 Skype Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
2 $2,250,000,000 Godaddy Consortium Marketing Acquisition
3 $1,640,000,000 Blackboard Providence Equity Partners Software & Services Acquisition
4 $946,000,000 Groupon Consortium Ecommerce Investment
5 $800,000,000 Twitter DST Global Media Investment
6 $750,000,000 PopCap Games EA Games Games Acquisition
7 $700,000,000 ITA Software Google Software & Services Acquisition
8 $575,000,000 Rosetta Publicis Groupe Marketing Acquisition
9 $560,800,000 Network Solutions Web.com Group Inc. Marketing Acquisition
10 $525,000,000 Primedia TPG Capital Media Acquisition
11 $517,000,000 Mediamind DG Marketing Acquisition
12 $465,000,000 CashEdge Fiserv Inc.’s Software & Services Acquisition
13 $434,395,465 Tote Betfred Games Acquisition
14 $400,000,000 Admeld Google Marketing Acquisition
15 $390,000,000 Clearwell Systems Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
16 $380,000,000 Iron Mountains Digital Agency Autonomy Software & Services Acquisition
17 $350,000,000 Bigpoint Summit Partners and TA Associates Games Acquisition
18 $306,000,000 Qunar.com Baidu Marketing Acquisition
19 $295,000,000 Dotomi Inc. ValueClick Marketing Acquisition
20 $240,000,000 Zong Ebay Mobile & Apps Acquisition

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)