Top 20 Software & Services Deals 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 $2,500,000,000 Savvis Inc. CenturyLink Inc. Software & Services Acquisition
5 $2,400,000,000 GSI Commerce eBay Software & Services 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 RightNow Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
9 $1,400,000,000 Terremark Worldwide Inc. Verizon Communications Inc. Software & Services Acquisition
10 $1,220,000,000 Patni Computer Systems iGATE Software & Services Acquisition
11 $700,000,000 ITA Software Google Software & Services Acquisition
12 $465,000,000 CashEdge Fiserv Inc. Software & Services Acquisition
13 $440,000,000 Renaissance Learning Permira Funds Software & Services Acquisition
14 $390,000,000 Clearwell Systems Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
15 $387,000,000 Algorithmics IBM Software & Services Acquisition
16 $380,000,000 Iron Mountains Digital Agency Autonomy Software & Services Acquisition
17 $290,000,000 Plateau Systems SuccessFactors Software & Services Acquisition
18 $250,000,000 Dropbox Consortium Software & Services Investment
19 $235,000,000 AVG Technologies J.P Morgan, Morgan Stanley Software & Services Investment
20 $230,000,000 Schoolnet Pearson 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. CenturyLink to Acquire Savvis (The 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. Oracle Buys Cloud-based Customer Service Company RightNow For $1.5 Billion (Techcrunch)
  9. Verizon to Acquire Terremark, Boosting Cloud Strategy through Powerful Unified Enterprise IT Delivery Platform (Verizon News Center)
  10. MWS Tracker Spotlight: iGATE Corporation (Nasdaq: IGTE) acquires Patni Computer Systems Limited (BSE: 532517) (Snow Mass Capital Partners)
  11. Google’s $US700m travel market takes off (The Age)
  12. Online Only: CashEdge Purchase Seen Boosting Fiserv P2P, Small Business Offering (Credit Union Times)
  13. Education Software Company Renaissance Learning Acquired By PE Firm For $440 Million (Techcrunch)
  14. Symantec Moves Further Into E-Discovery With Acquisition (Information Week)
  15. IBM Buys Risk Management Analytics Company Algorithmics For $387 million (Techcrunch)
  16. Autonomy Acquires Some Iron Mountain Digital Assets For $380M (The Wall Street Journal)
  17. SuccessFactors Buys Enterprise Learning Management Software Plateau For $290M (Techcrunch)
  18. Dropbox Raises $250M In Funding, Boasts 45 Million Users (Techcrunch)
  19. Security Software Maker AVG Announces $235 Million Financing Deal (Techcrunch)
  20. Pearson Buying Schoolnet For $230 Million (Paid Content)
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