Archive | September, 2011

Top 20 Deals for August 2011

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $10,300,000,000 Autonomy Hewlett-Packard Software & Services Acquisition
2 $8,500,000,000 Skype Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
3 $7,680,000,000 McAfee Inc. Intel Software & Services Acquisition
4 $3,700,000,000 Netlogic Broadcom Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $2,500,000,000 Savvis Inc. CenturyLink Inc. Software & Services Acquisition
6 $2,400,000,000 GSI Commerce eBay Software & Services Acquisition
7 $2,250,000,000 Godaddy Consortium Marketing Acquisition
8 $1,841,000,000 Lawson Software Inc. Infor Software & Services Acquisition
9 $1,640,000,000 Blackboard Providence Equity Partners Software & Services Acquisition
10 $1,500,000,000 360buy.com Consortium Ecommerce Investment
11 $1,500,000,000 Facebook Consortium Media Investment
12 $1,400,000,000 Terremark Worldwide Inc. Verizon Communications Inc. Software & Services Acquisition
13 $1,375,000,000 Seagate Samsung Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $1,220,000,000 Patni Computer Systems iGATE Software & Services Acquisition
15 $990,000,000 BNA Bloomberg Media Acquisition
16 $946,000,000 Groupon Consortium Transactions Investment
17 $800,000,000 Twitter DST Global Media Investment
18 $750,000,000 PopCap Games EA Games Games Acquisition
19 $700,000,000 ITA Software Google Software & Services Acquisition
20 $580,000,000 LitePoint Teradyne Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition

More information

  1. HP to acquire enterprise player Autonomy for $10.3B (Venture Beat)
  2. It’s Official: Microsoft Acquires Skype For $8.5 Billion In Cash (Paid Content)
  3. Intel Closes $7.68 Billion McAfee Acquisition (Techcrunch)
  4. Broadcom Buys Chipmaking Technology Company Netlogic For $3.7 Billion (Techcrunch)
  5. CenturyLink to Acquire Savvis (Wall Street Journal)
  6. eBay Acquires GSI Commerce For $2.4 Billion In Cash And Debt (Techcrunch)
  7. Go Daddy Acquired For $2.25 Billion (IM Grind)
  8. Infor Acquires Lawson Software for $2 Billion (Industry Week)
  9. Blackboard to be Acquired by Providence Equity Partners for $45.00 Per Share in Cash or $1.64 Billion (PR Newswire)
  10. Chinese e-Commerce Site 360buy Grabs $1.5B From DST And Others (Techcrunch)
  11. Facebook raises $1.5B, at valuation of $50B (Computerworld)
  12. Verizon to Acquire Terremark, Boosting Cloud Strategy through Powerful Unified Enterprise IT Delivery Platform (Verizon News Center)
  13. Samsung Inks $1.375 Billion Deal With Seagate On HDD Operations Sale And More (Techcrunch)
  14. MWS Tracker Spotlight: iGATE Corporation (Nasdaq: IGTE) acquires Patni Computer Systems Limited (BSE: 532517) (Snow Mass Capital Partners)
  15. Bloomberg Buys Legal Database Provider BNA For $990 million (Paid Content)
  16. Groupon Raises $950 Million [CONFIRMED] (Mashable)
  17. Twitter: That Giant RoundOf Funding? Yup, We Closed It (Business Insider)
  18. PopCap Games Acquired By EA For $750M (Northwest Innovation)
  19. Google’s $US700m travel market takes off (The Age)
  20. LitePoint Acquired By Teradyne (Silicon Tap)

Top 20 Investments for 2011

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,500,000,000 360buy.com Consortium Ecommerce Investment
2 $1,500,000,000 Facebook Consortium Media Investment
3 $946,000,000 Groupon Consortium Transactions Investment
4 $800,000,000 Twitter DST Global Media Investment
5 $250,000,000 PPLive SoftBank Media Investment
6 $235,000,000 AVG Technologies J.P Morgan, Morgan Stanley Software & Services Investment
7 $200,000,000 Adknowledge Technology Crossover Ventures, JMI Equity Marketing Investment
8 $200,000,000 TrueCar Consortium Media Investment
9 $200,000,000 InMobi Softbank Mobile & Apps Investment
10 $200,000,000 Coupons.com Undisclosed Transactions Investment
11 $165,000,000 CSN Stores Consortium Ecommerce Investment
12 $136,000,000 Cvent Consortium Software & Services Investment
13 $133,000,000 Rearden Commerce Consortium Software & Services Investment
14 $127,500,000 Privalia Consortium Ecommerce Investment
15 $115,000,000 MobiTV Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $112,000,000 Airbnb Consortium Transactions Investment
17 $100,000,000 Xiu.com Warburg Pincus LLC, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Ecommerce Investment
18 $100,000,000 OZON.ru Consortium Ecommerce Investment
19 $100,000,000 Spotify DST Global Media Investment
20 $100,000,000 Square Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Mobile & Apps Investment

More information

  1. Chinese e-Commerce Site 360buy Grabs $1.5B From DST And Others (Techcrunch)
  2. Facebook raises $1.5B, at valuation of $50B (Computerworld)
  3. Groupon Raises $950 Million [CONFIRMED] (Mashable)
  4. Twitter: That Giant RoundOf Funding? Yup, We Closed It (Business Insider)
  5. Chinese Online Video Company PPLive Raises A Whopping $250 Million (Techcrunch)
  6. Security Software Maker AVG Announces $235 Million Financing Deal (Techcrunch)
  7. Hold The Phone – Adknowledge Raises $200 Million, Plans Acquisitions (Techcrunch)
  8. Car Price Comparison Company TrueCar Raises $200M+, Gears Up For IPO (Techcrunch)
  9. Softbank Pumps $200 Million Into Mobile Ad Network Company InMobi (Techcrunch)
  10. Coupons.com Raises $200 Million At A Whopping $1 Billion Valuation (Techcrunch)
  11. CSN Stores Raises $165M in First Round of Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. SaaS Provider Cvent Raises $136M From NEA, Insight Venture Partners (VC Circle)
  13. Rearden Commerce Raises $133 Million, Buys Group Commerce Company HomeRun.com (Techrunch)
  14. Privalia raises €88 million, buys German online fashion retailer Dress for Less (Techcrunch)
  15. Mobile TV And Video Platform MobiTV Files For $75 Million IPO (Techcrunch)
  16. Report: Amazon’s Bezos invests in apartment sharing startup (Techflash)
  17. Warburg Pincus, KPCB to invest $100 mln in Xiu.com (Reuters)
  18. OZON.ru Completes $100M Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  19. DST About To Lead Huge Spotify Funding (Techcrunch)
  20. Not So Square Anymore: Dorsey’s Payment Startup Gets $100M, Valued At $1Bn (Paid Content)

Top 20 Acquisitions for 2011

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $10,300,000,000 Autonomy Hewlett-Packard Software & Services Acquisition
2 $8,500,000,000 Skype Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
3 $2,500,000,000 Savvis Inc. CenturyLink Inc. Software & Services Acquisition
4 $2,400,000,000 GSI Commerce eBay Software & Services Acquisition
5 $2,250,000,000 Godaddy Consortium Marketing Acquisition
6 $1,841,000,000 Lawson Software Inc. Infor Software & Services Acquisition
7 $1,640,000,000 Blackboard Providence Equity Partners Software & Services Acquisition
8 $1,400,000,000 Terremark Worldwide Inc. Verizon Communications Inc. Software & Services Acquisition
9 $1,375,000,000 Seagate Samsung Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $1,220,000,000 Patni Computer Systems iGATE Software & Services Acquisition
11 $990,000,000 BNA Bloomberg Media Acquisition
12 $750,000,000 PopCap Games EA Games Games Acquisition
13 $700,000,000 ITA Software Google Inc. Software & Services Acquisition
14 $580,000,000 LitePoint Teradyne Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
15 $575,000,000 Rosetta Publicis Groupe Marketing Acquisition
16 $560,800,000 Network Solutions Web.com Group Inc. Marketing Acquisition
17 $525,000,000 Primedia TPG Capital Media Acquisition
18 $517,000,000 Mediamind DG Marketing Acquisition
19 $465,000,000 CashEdge Fiserv Inc. Software & Services Acquisition
20 $440,000,000 Renaissance Learning Permira Funds Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  1. HP to acquire enterprise player Autonomy for $10.3B (Venture Beat)
  2. It’s Official: Microsoft Acquires Skype For $8.5 Billion In Cash (Paid Content)
  3. CenturyLink to Acquire Savvis (Wall Street Journal)
  4. eBay Acquires GSI Commerce For $2.4 Billion In Cash And Debt (Techcrunch)
  5. Go Daddy Acquired For $2.25 Billion (IM Grind)
  6. Infor Acquires Lawson Software for $2 Billion (Industry Week)
  7. Blackboard to be Acquired by Providence Equity Partners for $45.00 Per Share in Cash or $1.64 Billion (PR Newswire)
  8. Verizon to Acquire Terremark, Boosting Cloud Strategy through Powerful Unified Enterprise IT Delivery Platform (Verizon News Center)
  9. Samsung Inks $1.375 Billion Deal With Seagate On HDD Operations Sale And More (Techcrunch)
  10. MWS Tracker Spotlight: iGATE Corporation (Nasdaq: IGTE) acquires Patni Computer Systems Limited (BSE: 532517) (Snow Mass Capital Partners)
  11. Bloomberg Buys Legal Database Provider BNA For $990 million (Paid Content)
  12. PopCap Games Acquired By EA For $750M (Northwest Innovation)
  13. Google’s $US700m travel market takes off (The Age)
  14. LitePoint Acquired By Teradyne (Silicon Tap)
  15. Publicis Groupe to Acquire Digital Shop Rosetta for $575 Million (Ad Age News Agency)
  16. Web.com Buys Domain Registrar And Hosting Company Network Solutions For $560.8 Million (Techcrunch)
  17. Primedia Acquired By TPG Capital For $525 Million (Techcrunch)
  18. Ad Services Provider DG Buys MediaMind For $517 million (Paid Content)
  19. Online Only: CashEdge Purchase Seen Boosting Fiserv P2P, Small Business Offering (Credit Union Times)
  20. Education Software Company Renaissance Learning Acquired By PE Firm For $440 Million (Techcrunch)

Top 20 Media Deals for 2011

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,500,000,000 Facebook Consortium Media Investment
2 $990,000,000 BNA Bloomberg Media Acquisition
3 $800,000,000 Twitter DST Global Media Investment
4 $525,000,000 Primedia TPG Capital Media Acquisition
5 $315,000,000 The Huffington Post AOL Media Acquisition
6 $250,000,000 PPLive SoftBank Media Investment
7 $200,000,000 TrueCar Consortium Media Investment
8 $127,000,000 Answers.com AFCV Holdings Media Acquisition
9 $125,000,000 Zagat Google Media Acquisition
10 $100,000,000 myYearbook Quepasa Media Acquisition
11 $100,000,000 Spotify DST Global Media Investment
12 $90,100,000 ContentGuard Pendrell Corporation Media Acquisition
13 $85,000,000 Tumblr Consortium Media Investment
14 $80,000,000 56.com Renren Media Acquisition
15 $66,400,000 Tudou.com Sina Media Investment
16 $61,000,000 BeatThatQuote.com Google Media Acquisition
17 $50,000,000 OkCupid Match.com Media Acquisition
18 $35,000,000 Infochoice, Bidmyloan, Once Life iSelect Media Acquisition
19 $35,000,000 Myspace Specific Media Media Acquisition
20 $33,000,000 TechMediaNetwork Consortium Media Investment

More information

  1. Facebook raises $1.5B, at valuation of $50B (Computerworld)
  2. Bloomberg Buys Legal Database Provider BNA For $990 million (Paid Content)
  3. Twitter: That Giant RoundOf Funding? Yup, We Closed It (Business Insider)
  4. Primedia Acquired By TPG Capital For $525 Million (Techcrunch)
  5. We Have A New Uber Boss, And She’s Greek: Aol Buys HuffPo For $315 Million (Techcrunch)
  6. Chinese Online Video Company PPLive Raises A Whopping $250 Million (Techcrunch)
  7. Car Price Comparison Company TrueCar Raises $200M+, Gears Up For IPO (Techcrunch)
  8. Q&A Site Answers.com Acquired By AFCV Holdings For $127 Million In Cash (Techcrunch)
  9. Google Acquires Zagat To Flesh Out Local Reviews (Techcrunch)
  10. Latino Social Net Quepasa Buys myYearbook For $100 million (Paid Content)
  11. DST About To Lead Huge Spotify Funding (Techcrunch)
  12. ContentGuard Acquired By Pendrell (Socaltech)
  13. Tumblr Raises $85 Million Round From Richard Branson, VCs (Techrunch)
  14. Chinese Social Network Renren Buys Video Sharing Site 56.com For $80 Million (Techrunch)
  15. Taking a Bigger Bite Than Expected, Sina Takes 9% of Tudou.com (Penn Olson)
  16. Beat that! Google acquires the UK’s BeatThatQuote.com for £37.7m (Techcrunch)
  17. OkCupid Acquired by Match.com for $50 Million (Mashable)
  18. iSelect buys Infochoice, BidMyLoan and Once Life for $33.5 million (Smartcompany)
  19. Myspace Sold To Specific Media For $35 Million (HuffPost Tech)
  20. Technology Media Publisher TechMediaNetwork Raises $33 Million (Techrunch)