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$1,500,000,000RightNowOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
9$1,400,000,000Terremark Worldwide Inc.Verizon Communications Inc.Software & ServicesAcquisition
10$1,220,000,000Patni Computer SystemsiGATESoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11$700,000,000ITA SoftwareGoogleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$465,000,000CashEdgeFiserv Inc.Software & ServicesAcquisition
13$440,000,000Renaissance LearningPermira FundsSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$390,000,000Clearwell SystemsSymantecSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
15$387,000,000AlgorithmicsIBMSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16$380,000,000Iron Mountains Digital AgencyAutonomySoftware & ServicesAcquisition
17$290,000,000Plateau SystemsSuccessFactorsSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18$250,000,000DropboxConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
19$235,000,000AVG TechnologiesJ.P Morgan, Morgan StanleySoftware & ServicesInvestment
20$230,000,000SchoolnetPearsonSoftware & ServicesAcquisition

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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