Top 20 Software & Services Deals for 2011

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$10,300,000,000AutonomyHewlett-PackardSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
2$8,500,000,000SkypeMicrosoftSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
3$7,680,000,000McAfee Inc.IntelSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$2,500,000,000Savvis Inc.CenturyLink Inc.Software & ServicesAcquisition
5$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$1,220,000,000Patni Computer SystemsiGATESoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$700,000,000ITA SoftwareGoogleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11$465,000,000CashEdgeFiserv Inc.Software & ServicesAcquisition
12$440,000,000Renaissance LearningPermira FundsSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$390,000,000Clearwell SystemsSymantecSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$387,000,000AlgorithmicsIBMSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
15$380,000,000Iron Mountains Digital AgencyAutonomySoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16$290,000,000Plateau SystemsSuccessFactorsSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
17$235,000,000AVG TechnologiesJ.P Morgan, Morgan StanleySoftware & ServicesInvestment
18$230,000,000SchoolnetPearsonSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$190,000,000PlaySpanVisaSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
20$188,000,000iSOFT GroupCSCSoftware & 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. Intel Closes $7.68 Billion McAfee Acquisition (Techcrunch)
  4. CenturyLink to Acquire Savvis (Wall Street Journal)
  5. eBay Acquires GSI Commerce For $2.4 Billion In Cash And Debt (Techcrunch)
  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. MWS Tracker Spotlight: iGATE Corporation (Nasdaq: IGTE) acquires Patni Computer Systems Limited (BSE: 532517) (Snow Mass Capital Partners)
  10. Google’s $US700m travel market takes off (The Age)
  11. Online Only: CashEdge Purchase Seen Boosting Fiserv P2P, Small Business Offering (Credit Union Times)
  12. Education Software Company Renaissance Learning Acquired By PE Firm For $440 Million (Techcrunch)
  13. Symantec Moves Further Into E-Discovery With Acquisition (Information Week)
  14. IBM Buys Risk Management Analytics Company Algorithmics For $387 million (Techcrunch)
  15. Autonomy Acquires Some Iron Mountain Digital Assets For $380M (Wall Street Journal)
  16. SuccessFactors Buys Enterprise Learning Management Software Plateau For $290M (Techcrunch)
  17. Security Software Maker AVG Announces $235 Million Financing Deal (Techcrunch)
  18. Pearson Buying Schoolnet For $230 Million (Paid Content)
  19. Visa Buys Virtual Goods Monetization Platform PlaySpan For $190 Million In Cash (Techcrunch)
  20. CSC buys iSoft (EHI)
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