Archive | October, 2011

Top 20 Deals for September 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 Facebook Consortium Media Investment
11 $1,500,000,000 360buy.com Consortium Ecommerce Investment
12 $1,500,000,000 RightNow Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
13 $1,400,000,000 Terremark Worldwide Inc. Verizon Communications Inc. Software & Services Acquisition
14 $1,375,000,000 Seagate Samsung Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
15 $1,220,000,000 Patni Computer Systems iGATE Software & Services Acquisition
16 $990,000,000 BNA Bloomberg Media Acquisition
17 $950,000,000 Groupon Consortium Transactions Investment
18 $800,000,000 Twitter DST Global Media Investment
19 $750,000,000 PopCap Games EA Games Games Acquisition
20 $700,000,000 ITA Software Google Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  1. HP to acquire enterprise player Autonomy for $10.3B (Venturebeat)
  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 (The 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. Facebook raises $1.5B, at valuation of $50B (Computer World)
  11. Chinese e-Commerce Site 360buy Grabs $1.5B From DST And Others (Techcrunch)
  12. Oracle Buys Cloud-based Customer Service Company RightNow For $1.5 Billion (Techcrunch)
  13. Verizon to Acquire Terremark, Boosting Cloud Strategy through Powerful Unified Enterprise IT Delivery Platform (Verizon News Center)
  14. Samsung Inks $1.375 Billion Deal With Seagate On HDD Operations Sale And More (Techcrunch)
  15. MWS Tracker Spotlight: iGATE Corporation (Nasdaq: IGTE) acquires Patni Computer Systems Limited (BSE: 532517) (Snow Mass Capital Partners)
  16. Bloomberg Buys Legal Database Provider BNA For $990 million (Paid Content)
  17. Groupon Raises $950 Million [CONFIRMED] (Mashable)
  18. Twitter: That Giant RoundOf Funding? Yup, We Closed It (Business Insider)
  19. PopCap Games Acquired By EA For $750M (Northwest Innovation)
  20. Google’s $US700m travel market takes off (The Age)

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 $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 $1,400,000,000 Terremark Worldwide Inc. Verizon Communications Inc. Software & Services Acquisition
11 $1,375,000,000 Seagate Samsung Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $1,220,000,000 Patni Computer Systems iGATE Software & Services Acquisition
13 $990,000,000 BNA Bloomberg Media Acquisition
14 $750,000,000 PopCap Games EA Games Games Acquisition
15 $700,000,000 ITA Software Google Software & Services Acquisition
16 $650,000,000 Targus Information Corp NeuStar Marketing Acquisition
17 $580,000,000 LitePoint Teradyne Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
18 $575,000,000 Rosetta Publicis Groupe Marketing Acquisition
19 $560,800,000 Network Solutions Web.com Group Inc. Marketing Acquisition
20 $525,000,000 Primedia TPG Capital Media Acquisition

More information

  1. HP to acquire enterprise player Autonomy for $10.3B (Venturebeat)
  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 (The 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. Verizon to Acquire Terremark, Boosting Cloud Strategy through Powerful Unified Enterprise IT Delivery Platform (Verizon News Center)
  11. Samsung Inks $1.375 Billion Deal With Seagate On HDD Operations Sale And More (Techcrunch)
  12. MWS Tracker Spotlight: iGATE Corporation (Nasdaq: IGTE) acquires Patni Computer Systems Limited (BSE: 532517) (Snow Mass Capital Partners)
  13. Bloomberg Buys Legal Database Provider BNA For $990 million (Paid Content)
  14. PopCap Games Acquired By EA For $750M (Northwest Innovation)
  15. Google’s $US700m travel market takes off (The Age)
  16. NeuStar To Acquire On-Demand Customer Insight Provider TARGUSinfo For $650 Million (Techcrunch)
  17. LitePoint Acquired By Teradyne (Silicon Tap)
  18. Publicis Groupe to Acquire Digital Shop Rosetta for $575 Million (Ad Age)
  19. Web.com Buys Domain Registrar And Hosting Company Network Solutions For $560.8 Million (Techcrunch)
  20. Primedia Acquired By TPG Capital For $525 Million (Techcrunch)

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 $950,000,000 Groupon Consortium Transactions Investment
4 $800,000,000 Twitter DST Global Media Investment
5 $250,000,000 PPLive SoftBank Media Investment
6 $250,000,000 Dropbox Consortium Software & Services Investment
7 $235,000,000 AVG Technologies J.P Morgan, Morgan Stanley Software & Services Investment
8 $200,000,000 Adknowledge Technology Crossover Ventures, JMI Equity Marketing Investment
9 $200,000,000 TrueCar Consortium Media Investment
10 $200,000,000 InMobi Softbank Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $200,000,000 1C.ru Baring Vostok Capital Partners Software & Services Investment
12 $200,000,000 Coupons.com Undisclosed Transactions Investment
13 $165,000,000 CSN Stores Consortium Ecommerce Investment
14 $136,000,000 Cvent Consortium Software & Services Investment
15 $133,000,000 Rearden Commerce Consortium Software & Services Investment
16 $127,500,000 Privalia Consortium Ecommerce Investment
17 $112,000,000 Airbnb Consortium Transactions Investment
18 $100,000,000 Xiu.com Warburg Pincus LLC, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Ecommerce Investment
19 $100,000,000 OZON.ru Consortium Ecommerce Investment
20 $100,000,000 Spotify DST Global Media 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 (Computer World)
  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. Dropbox Raises $250M In Funding, Boasts 45 Million Users (Techcrunch)
  7. Security Software Maker AVG Announces $235 Million Financing Deal (Techcrunch)
  8. Hold The Phone – Adknowledge Raises $200 Million, Plans Acquisitions (Techcrunch)
  9. Car Price Comparison Company TrueCar Raises $200M+, Gears Up For IPO (Techcrunch)
  10. Softbank Pumps $200 Million Into Mobile Ad Network Company InMobi (Techcrunch)
  11. Russian software house secures $200m from Baring Vostok Capital (Techrunch)
  12. Coupons.com Raises $200 Million At A Whopping $1 Billion Valuation (Techcrunch)
  13. CSN Stores Raises $165M in First Round of Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. SaaS Provider Cvent Raises $136M From NEA, Insight Venture Partners (VC Circle)
  15. Rearden Commerce Raises $133 Million, Buys Group Commerce Company HomeRun.com (Techrunch)
  16. Privalia raises €88 million, buys German online fashion retailer Dress for Less (Techcrunch)
  17. Report: Amazon’s Bezos invests in apartment sharing startup (Techflash)
  18. Warburg Pincus, KPCB to invest $100 mln in Xiu.com (Reuters)
  19. OZON.ru Completes $100M Funding Round (FinSMEs)

DST About To Lead Huge Spotify Funding (Techcrunch)

Top 20 North American Deals for 2011

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $7,680,000,000 McAfee Inc. Intel Software & Services Acquisition
2 $3,700,000,000 Netlogic Broadcom Hardware & Infrastructure 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 $1,500,000,000 Facebook Consortium Media Investment
9 $1,400,000,000 Terremark Worldwide Inc. Verizon Communications Inc. Software & Services Acquisition
10 $1,375,000,000 Seagate Samsung Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $990,000,000 BNA Bloomberg Media Acquisition
12 $950,000,000 Groupon Consortium Transactions Investment
13 $800,000,000 Twitter DST Global Media Investment
14 $750,000,000 PopCap Games EA Games Games Acquisition
15 $700,000,000 ITA Software Google Software & Services Acquisition
16 $650,000,000 Targus Information Corp NeuStar Marketing Acquisition
17 $580,000,000 LitePoint Teradyne Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
18 $575,000,000 Rosetta Publicis Groupe Marketing Acquisition
19 $560,800,000 Network Solutions Web.com Group Inc. Marketing Acquisition
20 $525,000,000 Primedia TPG Capital Media Acquisition

More information

  1. Intel Closes $7.68 Billion McAfee Acquisition (Techcrunch)
  2. Broadcom Buys Chipmaking Technology Company Netlogic For $3.7 Billion (Techcrunch)
  3. CenturyLink to Acquire Savvis (The 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. Facebook raises $1.5B, at valuation of $50B (Computer World)
  9. Verizon to Acquire Terremark, Boosting Cloud Strategy through Powerful Unified Enterprise IT Delivery Platform (Verizon News Center)
  10. Samsung Inks $1.375 Billion Deal With Seagate On HDD Operations Sale And More (Techcrunch)
  11. Bloomberg Buys Legal Database Provider BNA For $990 million (Paid Content)
  12. Groupon Raises $950 Million [CONFIRMED] (Mashable)
  13. Twitter: That Giant RoundOf Funding? Yup, We Closed It (Business Insider)
  14. PopCap Games Acquired By EA For $750M (Northwest Innovation)
  15. Google’s $US700m travel market takes off (The Age)
  16. NeuStar To Acquire On-Demand Customer Insight Provider TARGUSinfo For $650 Million (Techcrunch)
  17. LitePoint Acquired By Teradyne (Silicon Tap)
  18. Publicis Groupe to Acquire Digital Shop Rosetta for $575 Million (Ad Age)
  19. Web.com Buys Domain Registrar And Hosting Company Network Solutions For $560.8 Million (Techcrunch)
  20. Primedia Acquired By TPG Capital For $525 Million (Techcrunch)