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)
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