Top 20 Acquisitions for 2011

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$10,300,000,000AutonomyHewlett-PackardSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
2$8,500,000,000SkypeMicrosoftSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
3$2,500,000,000Savvis Inc.CenturyLink Inc.Software & ServicesAcquisition
4$2,400,000,000GSI CommerceeBaySoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$1,841,000,000Lawson Software Inc.InforSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
7$1,640,000,000BlackboardProvidence Equity PartnersSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$1,400,000,000Terremark Worldwide Inc.Verizon Communications Inc.Software & ServicesAcquisition
9$1,375,000,000SeagateSamsungHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
10$1,220,000,000Patni Computer SystemsiGATESoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$750,000,000PopCap GamesEA GamesGamesAcquisition
13$700,000,000ITA SoftwareGoogle Inc.Software & ServicesAcquisition
14$580,000,000LitePointTeradyneHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
15$575,000,000RosettaPublicis GroupeMarketingAcquisition
16$560,800,000Network Group Inc.MarketingAcquisition
17$525,000,000PrimediaTPG CapitalMediaAcquisition
19$465,000,000CashEdgeFiserv Inc.Software & ServicesAcquisition
20$440,000,000Renaissance LearningPermira FundsSoftware & ServicesAcquisition

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. 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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