Archive | December, 2011

Top 20 Deals for November 2011

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$10,300,000,000AutonomyHewlett-PackardSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
2$8,500,000,000SkypeMicrosoftSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
3$7,680,000,000McAfeeIntelSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$3,700,000,000NetlogicBroadcomHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
5$3,400,000,000SuccessFactorsSAPSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$3,100,000,000Atheros CommunicationsQualcommHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
7$2,500,000,000SavvisCenturyLinkSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$2,400,000,000GSI CommerceEbaySoftware & ServicesAcquisition
9$2,250,000,000GodaddyConsortiumMarketingAcquisition
10$1,841,000,000Lawson SoftwareInforSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11$1,640,000,000BlackboardProvidence Equity PartnersSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$1,500,000,000360buy.comConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
13$1,500,000,000FacebookConsortiumMediaInvestment
14$1,500,000,000RightNowOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
15$1,400,000,000Terremark WorldwideVerizon CommunicationsSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16$1,375,000,000SeagateSamsungHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
17$1,300,000,000Blue CoatThoma Bravo, Teachers’ Private CapitalSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18$1,220,000,000Patni Computer SystemsiGATESoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$990,000,000BNABloombergMediaAcquisition
20$950,000,000GrouponConsortiumTransactionsInvestment

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. Qualcomm acquires Atheros for 3.1 Billion deal (Silicon India)
  7. CenturyLink to Acquire Savvis (The Wall Street Journal)
  8. eBay Acquires GSI Commerce For $2.4 Billion In Cash And Debt (Techcrunch)
  9. Go Daddy Acquired For $2.25 Billion (IM Grind)
  10. Infor Acquires Lawson Software for $2 Billion (Industry Week)
  11. Blackboard to be Acquired by Providence Equity Partners for $45.00 Per Share in Cash or $1.64 Billion (PR Newswire)
  12. Chinese e-Commerce Site 360buy Grabs $1.5B From DST And Others (Techcrunch)
  13. Facebook raises $1.5B, at valuation of $50B (Computer World)
  14. Oracle Buys Cloud-based Customer Service Company RightNow For $1.5 Billion (Techcrunch)
  15. Verizon to Acquire Terremark, Boosting Cloud Strategy through Powerful Unified Enterprise IT Delivery Platform (Verizon News Center)
  16. Samsung Inks $1.375 Billion Deal With Seagate On HDD Operations Sale And More (Techcrunch)
  17. Investor Group Buys Web Security Company Blue Coat For $1.3 Billion In Cash (Techcrunch)
  18. MWS Tracker Spotlight: iGATE Corporation (Nasdaq: IGTE) acquires Patni Computer Systems Limited (BSE: 532517) (Snow Mass Capital Partners)
  19. Bloomberg Buys Legal Database Provider BNA For $990 million (Paid Content)
  20. Groupon Raises $950 Million [CONFIRMED] (Mashable)

Top 20 Investments for 2011

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$1,500,000,000360buy.comConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
2$1,500,000,000FacebookConsortiumMediaInvestment
3$1,375,000,000SeagateSamsungHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
4$950,000,000GrouponConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
5$800,000,000TwitterDST GlobalMediaInvestment
6$490,000,000ZyngaConsortiumGamesInvestment
7$300,000,000TwitterKingdom HoldingMediaInvestment
8$265,000,000LightSquaredHarbinger CapitalHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
9$250,000,000DropboxConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
10$250,000,000PPLiveSoftBankMediaInvestment
11$235,000,000AVG TechnologiesJ.P Morgan, Morgan StanleySoftware & ServicesInvestment
12$230,000,000VanclConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
13$200,000,0001C.ruBaring Vostok Capital PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
14$200,000,00055tuan.comConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
15$200,000,000AdknowledgeTechnology Crossover Ventures, JMI EquityMarketingInvestment
16$200,000,000Coupons.comUndisclosedTransactionsInvestment
17$200,000,000InMobiSoftbankMobile & AppsInvestment
18$200,000,000TrueCarConsortiumMediaInvestment
19$176,000,000DatapipeConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
20$176,000,000LivingSocialConsortiumTransactionsInvestment

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. Samsung Inks $1.375 Billion Deal With Seagate On HDD Operations Sale And More (Techcrunch)
  4. Groupon Raises $950 Million [CONFIRMED] (Mashable)
  5. Twitter: That Giant RoundOf Funding? Yup, We Closed It (Business Insider)
  6. Recent Zynga Filing Shows $490 Million in Funding (Inside Social Games)
  7. Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal confirms $300m investment in Twitter (The Next Web)
  8. Falcone’s LightSquared raises $265 million in funding (Reuters)
  9. Dropbox Raises $250M In Funding, Boasts 45 Million Users (Techcrunch)
  10. Chinese Online Video Company PPLive Raises A Whopping $250 Million (Techcrunch)
  11. Security Software Maker AVG Announces $235 Million Financing Deal (Techcrunch)
  12. Vancl Raises US$230 Million in Round F Funding (Technode)
  13. Russian software house secures $200m from Baring Vostok Capital (Techrunch)
  14. 55tuan.com Raises US$200M in Round A Financing (PE Daily)
  15. Hold The Phone – Adknowledge Raises $200 Million, Plans Acquisitions (Techcrunch)
  16. Coupons.com Raises $200 Million At A Whopping $1 Billion Valuation (Techcrunch)
  17. Softbank Pumps $200 Million Into Mobile Ad Network Company InMobi (Techcrunch)
  18. Car Price Comparison Company TrueCar Raises $200M+, Gears Up For IPO (Techcrunch)
  19. Datapipe Secures $176 Million Equity & Credit Facility (London the News)
  20. Forget An IPO For Now, LivingSocial Raises Another $176 Million. Total Could Reach $400 Million. (Techcrunch)

Top 20 Acquisitions for 2011

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$10,300,000,000AutonomyHewlett-PackardSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
2$8,500,000,000SkypeMicrosoftSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
3$7,680,000,000McAfeeIntelSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$3,700,000,000NetlogicBroadcomHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
5$3,400,000,000SuccessFactorsSAPSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$3,100,000,000Atheros CommunicationsQualcommHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
7$2,500,000,000SavvisCenturyLinkSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$2,400,000,000GSI CommerceEbaySoftware & ServicesAcquisition
9$2,250,000,000GodaddyConsortiumMarketingAcquisition
10$1,841,000,000Lawson SoftwareInforSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11$1,640,000,000BlackboardProvidence Equity PartnersSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$1,500,000,000RightNowOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$1,400,000,000Terremark WorldwideVerizon CommunicationsSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$1,300,000,000Blue CoatThoma Bravo, Teachers’ Private CapitalSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
15$1,220,000,000Patni Computer SystemsiGATESoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16$990,000,000BNABloombergMediaAcquisition
17$820,000,000PointVeriFoneHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
18$780,000,000TekelecConsortiumMobile & AppsAcquisition
19$750,000,000PopCap GamesElectronic ArtsGamesAcquisition
20$700,000,000ITA SoftwareGoogleSoftware & 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. Broadcom Buys Chipmaking Technology Company Netlogic For $3.7 Billion (Techcrunch)
  5. SAP Will Buy SuccessFactors For $3.4 Billion (Techcrunch)
  6. Qualcomm acquires Atheros for 3.1 Billion deal (Silicon India)
  7. CenturyLink to Acquire Savvis (The Wall Street Journal)
  8. eBay Acquires GSI Commerce For $2.4 Billion In Cash And Debt (Techcrunch)
  9. Go Daddy Acquired For $2.25 Billion (IM Grind)
  10. Infor Acquires Lawson Software for $2 Billion (Industry Week)
  11. Blackboard to be Acquired by Providence Equity Partners for $45.00 Per Share in Cash or $1.64 Billion (PR Newswire)
  12. Oracle Buys Cloud-based Customer Service Company RightNow For $1.5 Billion (Techcrunch)
  13. Verizon to Acquire Terremark, Boosting Cloud Strategy through Powerful Unified Enterprise IT Delivery Platform (Verizon News Center)
  14. Investor Group Buys Web Security Company Blue Coat For $1.3 Billion In Cash (Techcrunch)
  15. MWS Tracker Spotlight: iGATE Corporation (Nasdaq: IGTE) acquires Patni Computer Systems Limited (BSE: 532517) (Snow Mass Capital Partners)
  16. Bloomberg Buys Legal Database Provider BNA For $990 million (Paid Content)
  17. VeriFone Buys European Payments Processing Company Point For Over $1 Billion (Techcrunch)
  18. Investor Group Buys Mobile Broadband Solutions Company Tekelec For $780M (Techcrunch)
  19. PopCap Games Acquired By EA For $750M (Northwest Innovation)
  20. Google’s $US700m travel market takes off (The Age)

Top 20 Ecommerce Deals for 2011

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$1,500,000,000360buy.comConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
2$429,000,000Drugstore.comWalgreenEcommerceAcquisition
3$333,000,000Tiny PrintsShutterflyEcommerceAcquisition
4$320,000,000LoveFilmAmazonEcommerceAcquisition
5$270,000,000HauteLookNordstromEcommerceAcquisition
6$230,000,000VanclConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
7$195,400,000MoonpigPhotoboxEcommerceAcquisition
8$165,000,000Wayfair.comConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
9$143,000,000TicketMonsterLiving SocialEcommerceAcquisition
10$138,000,000Gilt GroupeConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
11$127,500,000PrivaliaConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
12$105,000,000iFrogzZAGGEcommerceAcquisition
13$100,000,000OZON.ruConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
14$100,000,000Xiu.comWarburg Pincus LLC, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & ByersEcommerceInvestment
15$90,000,000WimduKinnevik, Rocket InternetEcommerceInvestment
16$84,400,000eLongTencentEcommerceInvestment
17$84,000,000Catch of the DayConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
18$72,400,000eLongExpediaEcommerceInvestment
19$66,000,000LegalZoomKleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Institutional Venture PartnersEcommerceInvestment
20$55,000,000KupiVIPConsortiumEcommerceInvestment

More information

  1. Chinese e-Commerce Site 360buy Grabs $1.5B From DST And Others (Techcrunch)
  2. Walgreen to buy drugstore.com for $429 million (Reuters)
  3. Shutterfly Acquires Online Stationery Company Tiny Prints For $333M In Cash And Stock (Techcrunch)
  4. Amazon Plans Global Expansion After Acquisition of LoveFilm (Webscopia)
  5. Nordstrom Acquires Flash Sales Site HauteLook For $270 Million (Techcrunch)
  6. Vancl Raises US$230 Million in Round F Funding (Technode)
  7. Moonpig Flies In To Photobox For £120 Million (Paid Content)
  8. CSN Stores adds $165M VC funding to bootstrapped strategy (Mass High Tech)
  9. LivingSocial Acquires Korean Daily Deals Site (Penn Olson)
  10. Gilt Groupe Raises $138 Million from Softbank and Others for Growth, Acquisitions (All Things D)
  11. Privalia raises €88 million, buys German online fashion retailer Dress for Less (Techcrunch)
  12. ZAGG Acquires iFrogz (Zagg)
  13. OZON.ru Completes $100M Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  14. Warburg Pincus, KPCB to invest $100 mln in Xiu.com (Reuters)
  15. Investors Pump $90 Million Into Airbnb Clone Wimdu (Techcrunch)
  16. Tencent Acquires 16 % of eLong in Strategic Investment, Expedia, Inc. Co-invests (PR Newswire)
  17. Catch of the Day gets $80 million investment from consortium led by James Packer, Andrew Bassat (Smart Company)
  18. Expedia, Inc. Acquires Stake in eLong, Inc. from Renren Inc. (Wmctv)
  19. LegalZoom Finds $66M From KPCB, IVP (SoCal Tech)
  20. KupiVIP secures $55m funding to become the Amazon of Russia (Techcrunch)