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$3,400,000,000SuccessFactorsSAPSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
5$2,500,000,000Savvis Inc.CenturyLink Inc.Software & ServicesAcquisition
6$2,400,000,000GSI CommerceEbaySoftware & ServicesAcquisition
7$1,841,000,000Lawson Software Inc.InforSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$1,640,000,000BlackboardProvidence Equity PartnersSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
9$1,500,000,000RightNowOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$1,400,000,000Terremark Worldwide Inc.Verizon Communications Inc.Software & ServicesAcquisition
11$1,220,000,000Patni Computer SystemsiGATESoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$700,000,000ITA SoftwareGoogleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$465,000,000CashEdgeFiserv Inc.Software & ServicesAcquisition
14$440,000,000Renaissance LearningPermira FundsSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
15$390,000,000Clearwell SystemsSymantecSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16$387,000,000AlgorithmicsIBMSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
17$380,000,000Iron Mountains Digital AgencyAutonomySoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18$290,000,000Plateau SystemsSuccessFactorsSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$263,000,000Aster Data SystemsTeradata CorporationSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
20$250,000,000DropboxConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment

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)
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