Archive | November, 2011

Top 20 Deals for October 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 $3,400,000,000 SuccessFactors SAP Software & Services Acquisition
6 $2,500,000,000 Savvis Inc. CenturyLink Inc. Software & Services Acquisition
7 $2,400,000,000 GSI Commerce Ebay Software & Services Acquisition
8 $2,250,000,000 Godaddy Consortium Marketing Acquisition
9 $1,841,000,000 Lawson Software Inc. Infor Software & Services Acquisition
10 $1,640,000,000 Blackboard Providence Equity Partners Software & Services Acquisition
11 $1,500,000,000 Facebook Consortium Media Investment
12 $1,500,000,000 360buy.com Consortium Ecommerce Investment
13 $1,500,000,000 RightNow Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
14 $1,400,000,000 Terremark Worldwide Inc. Verizon Communications Inc. Software & Services Acquisition
15 $1,375,000,000 Seagate Samsung Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $1,220,000,000 Patni Computer Systems iGATE Software & Services Acquisition
17 $990,000,000 BNA Bloomberg Media Acquisition
18 $950,000,000 Groupon Consortium Transactions Investment
19 $820,000,000 Point VeriFone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
20 $800,000,000 Twitter DST Global Media Investment

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. SAP Will Buy SuccessFactors For $3.4 Billion (Techcrunch)
  6. CenturyLink to Acquire Savvis (The Wall Street Journal)
  7. eBay Acquires GSI Commerce For $2.4 Billion In Cash And Debt (Techcrunch)
  8. Go Daddy Acquired For $2.25 Billion (IM Grind)
  9. Infor Acquires Lawson Software for $2 Billion (Industry Week)
  10. Blackboard to be Acquired by Providence Equity Partners for $45.00 Per Share in Cash or $1.64 Billion (PR Newswire)
  11. Facebook raises $1.5B, at valuation of $50B (Computer World)
  12. Chinese e-Commerce Site 360buy Grabs $1.5B From DST And Others (Techcrunch)
  13. Oracle Buys Cloud-based Customer Service Company RightNow For $1.5 Billion (Techcrunch)
  14. Verizon to Acquire Terremark, Boosting Cloud Strategy through Powerful Unified Enterprise IT Delivery Platform (Verizon News Center)
  15. Samsung Inks $1.375 Billion Deal With Seagate On HDD Operations Sale And More (Techcrunch)
  16. MWS Tracker Spotlight: iGATE Corporation (Nasdaq: IGTE) acquires Patni Computer Systems Limited (BSE: 532517) (Snow Mass Capital Partners)
  17. Bloomberg Buys Legal Database Provider BNA For $990 million (Paid Content)
  18. Groupon Raises $950 Million [CONFIRMED] (Mashable)
  19. VeriFone Buys European Payments Processing Company Point For Over $1 Billion (Techcrunch)
  20. Twitter: That Giant RoundOf Funding? Yup, We Closed It (Business Insider)

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 $3,400,000,000 SuccessFactors SAP Software & Services Acquisition
6 $2,500,000,000 Savvis Inc. CenturyLink Inc. Software & Services Acquisition
7 $2,400,000,000 GSI Commerce Ebay Software & Services Acquisition
8 $2,250,000,000 Godaddy Consortium Marketing Acquisition
9 $1,841,000,000 Lawson Software Inc. Infor Software & Services Acquisition
10 $1,640,000,000 Blackboard Providence Equity Partners Software & Services Acquisition
11 $1,500,000,000 RightNow Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
12 $1,400,000,000 Terremark Worldwide Inc. Verizon Communications Inc. Software & Services Acquisition
13 $1,375,000,000 Seagate Samsung Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $1,220,000,000 Patni Computer Systems iGATE Software & Services Acquisition
15 $990,000,000 BNA Bloomberg Media Acquisition
16 $820,000,000 Point VeriFone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
17 $780,000,000 Tekelec Consortium Mobile & Apps Acquisition
18 $750,000,000 PopCap Games Electronic Arts Games Acquisition
19 $700,000,000 ITA Software Google Software & Services Acquisition
20 $650,000,000 Targus Information Corp NeuStar Marketing 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. SAP Will Buy SuccessFactors For $3.4 Billion (Techcrunch)
  6. CenturyLink to Acquire Savvis (The Wall Street Journal)
  7. eBay Acquires GSI Commerce For $2.4 Billion In Cash And Debt (Techcrunch)
  8. Go Daddy Acquired For $2.25 Billion (IM Grind)
  9. Infor Acquires Lawson Software for $2 Billion (Industry Week)
  10. Blackboard to be Acquired by Providence Equity Partners for $45.00 Per Share in Cash or $1.64 Billion (PR Newswire)
  11. Oracle Buys Cloud-based Customer Service Company RightNow For $1.5 Billion (Techcrunch)
  12. Verizon to Acquire Terremark, Boosting Cloud Strategy through Powerful Unified Enterprise IT Delivery Platform (Verizon News Center)
  13. Samsung Inks $1.375 Billion Deal With Seagate On HDD Operations Sale And More (Techcrunch)
  14. MWS Tracker Spotlight: iGATE Corporation (Nasdaq: IGTE) acquires Patni Computer Systems Limited (BSE: 532517) (Snow Mass Capital Partners)
  15. Bloomberg Buys Legal Database Provider BNA For $990 million (Paid Content)
  16. VeriFone Buys European Payments Processing Company Point For Over $1 Billion (Techcrunch)
  17. Investor Group Buys Mobile Broadband Solutions Company Tekelec For $780M (Techcrunch)
  18. PopCap Games Acquired By EA For $750M (Northwest Innovation)
  19. Google’s $US700m travel market takes off (The Age)
  20. NeuStar To Acquire On-Demand Customer Insight Provider TARGUSinfo For $650 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 $490,000,000 Zynga Consortium Games Investment
6 $250,000,000 PPLive SoftBank Media Investment
7 $250,000,000 Dropbox Consortium Software & Services Investment
8 $235,000,000 AVG Technologies J.P Morgan, Morgan Stanley Software & Services Investment
9 $200,000,000 Adknowledge Technology Crossover Ventures, JMI Equity Marketing Investment
10 $200,000,000 TrueCar Consortium Media Investment
11 $200,000,000 InMobi Softbank Mobile & Apps Investment
12 $200,000,000 1C.ru Baring Vostok Capital Partners Software & Services Investment
13 $200,000,000 Coupons.com Undisclosed Transactions Investment
14 $165,000,000 CSN Stores Consortium Ecommerce Investment
15 $150,000,000 WhaleShark Media J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Institutional Venture Partner Media Investment
16 $136,000,000 Cvent Consortium Software & Services Investment
17 $133,000,000 Rearden Commerce Consortium Software & Services Investment
18 $127,500,000 Privalia Consortium Ecommerce Investment
19 $112,000,000 Airbnb Consortium Transactions Investment
20 $100,000,000 Xiu.com Warburg Pincus LLC, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Ecommerce 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. Recent Zynga Filing Shows $490 Million in Funding (Inside Social Games)
  6. Chinese Online Video Company PPLive Raises A Whopping $250 Million (Techcrunch)
  7. Dropbox Raises $250M In Funding, Boasts 45 Million Users (Techcrunch)
  8. Security Software Maker AVG Announces $235 Million Financing Deal (Techcrunch)
  9. Hold The Phone – Adknowledge Raises $200 Million, Plans Acquisitions (Techcrunch)
  10. Car Price Comparison Company TrueCar Raises $200M+, Gears Up For IPO (Techcrunch)
  11. Softbank Pumps $200 Million Into Mobile Ad Network Company InMobi (Techcrunch)
  12. Russian software house secures $200m from Baring Vostok Capital (Techrunch)
  13. Coupons.com Raises $200 Million At A Whopping $1 Billion Valuation (Techcrunch)
  14. CSN Stores Raises $165M in First Round of Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. WhaleShark Media Receives $150M (FinSMEs)
  16. SaaS Provider Cvent Raises $136M From NEA, Insight Venture Partners (VC Circle)
  17. Rearden Commerce Raises $133 Million, Buys Group Commerce Company HomeRun.com (Techrunch)
  18. Privalia raises €88 million, buys German online fashion retailer Dress for Less (Techcrunch)
  19. Report: Amazon’s Bezos invests in apartment sharing startup (Techflash)
  20. Warburg Pincus, KPCB to invest $100 mln in Xiu.com (Reuters)

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 $3,400,000,000 SuccessFactors SAP Software & Services 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 $1,841,000,000 Lawson Software Inc. Infor Software & Services Acquisition
8 $1,640,000,000 Blackboard Providence Equity Partners Software & Services Acquisition
9 $1,500,000,000 RightNow Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
10 $1,400,000,000 Terremark Worldwide Inc. Verizon Communications Inc. Software & Services Acquisition
11 $1,220,000,000 Patni Computer Systems iGATE Software & Services Acquisition
12 $700,000,000 ITA Software Google Software & Services Acquisition
13 $465,000,000 CashEdge Fiserv Inc. Software & Services Acquisition
14 $440,000,000 Renaissance Learning Permira Funds Software & Services Acquisition
15 $390,000,000 Clearwell Systems Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
16 $387,000,000 Algorithmics IBM Software & Services Acquisition
17 $380,000,000 Iron Mountains Digital Agency Autonomy Software & Services Acquisition
18 $290,000,000 Plateau Systems SuccessFactors Software & Services Acquisition
19 $263,000,000 Aster Data Systems Teradata Corporation Software & Services Acquisition
20 $250,000,000 Dropbox Consortium Software & Services Investment

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. SAP Will Buy SuccessFactors For $3.4 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. Infor Acquires Lawson Software for $2 Billion (Industry Week)
  8. Blackboard to be Acquired by Providence Equity Partners for $45.00 Per Share in Cash or $1.64 Billion (PR Newswire)
  9. Oracle Buys Cloud-based Customer Service Company RightNow For $1.5 Billion (Techcrunch)
  10. Verizon to Acquire Terremark, Boosting Cloud Strategy through Powerful Unified Enterprise IT Delivery Platform (Verizon News Center)
  11. MWS Tracker Spotlight: iGATE Corporation (Nasdaq: IGTE) acquires Patni Computer Systems Limited (BSE: 532517) (Snow Mass Capital Partners)
  12. Google’s $US700m travel market takes off (The Age)
  13. Online Only: CashEdge Purchase Seen Boosting Fiserv P2P, Small Business Offering (Credit Union Times)
  14. Education Software Company Renaissance Learning Acquired By PE Firm For $440 Million (Techcrunch)
  15. Symantec Moves Further Into E-Discovery With Acquisition (Information Week)
  16. IBM Buys Risk Management Analytics Company Algorithmics For $387 million (Techcrunch)
  17. Autonomy Acquires Some Iron Mountain Digital Assets For $380M (The Wall Street Journal)
  18. SuccessFactors Buys Enterprise Learning Management Software Plateau For $290M (Techcrunch)
  19. Teradata to Acquire Aster Data (Teradata )
  20. Dropbox Raises $250M In Funding, Boasts 45 Million Users (Techcrunch)