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)
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