Top 20 Deals for October 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$3,700,000,000NetlogicBroadcomHardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5$3,400,000,000SuccessFactorsSAPSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$2,500,000,000Savvis Inc.CenturyLink Inc.Software & ServicesAcquisition
7$2,400,000,000GSI CommerceEbaySoftware & ServicesAcquisition
9$1,841,000,000Lawson Software Inc.InforSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$1,640,000,000BlackboardProvidence Equity PartnersSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$1,500,000,000RightNowOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$1,400,000,000Terremark Worldwide Inc.Verizon Communications Inc.Software & ServicesAcquisition
15$1,375,000,000SeagateSamsungHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
16$1,220,000,000Patni Computer SystemsiGATESoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$820,000,000PointVeriFoneHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
20$800,000,000TwitterDST GlobalMediaInvestment

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)
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