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)
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