Archive | December, 2011

Top 20 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 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 $3,100,000,000 Atheros Communications Qualcomm Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $2,500,000,000 Savvis CenturyLink Software & Services Acquisition
8 $2,400,000,000 GSI Commerce Ebay Software & Services Acquisition
9 $2,250,000,000 Godaddy Consortium Marketing Acquisition
10 $1,841,000,000 Lawson Software Infor Software & Services Acquisition
11 $1,640,000,000 Blackboard Providence Equity Partners Software & Services Acquisition
12 $1,500,000,000 360buy.com Consortium Ecommerce Investment
13 $1,500,000,000 Facebook Consortium Media Investment
14 $1,500,000,000 RightNow Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
15 $1,400,000,000 Terremark Worldwide Verizon Communications Software & Services Acquisition
16 $1,375,000,000 Seagate Samsung Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
17 $1,300,000,000 Blue Coat Thoma Bravo, Teachers’ Private Capital Software & Services Acquisition
18 $1,220,000,000 Patni Computer Systems iGATE Software & Services Acquisition
19 $990,000,000 BNA Bloomberg Media Acquisition
20 $950,000,000 Groupon Consortium Transactions 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. 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) 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 $1,375,000,000 Seagate Samsung Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
4 $950,000,000 Groupon Consortium Transactions Investment
5 $800,000,000 Twitter DST Global Media Investment
6 $490,000,000 Zynga Consortium Games Investment
7 $300,000,000 Twitter Kingdom Holding Media Investment
8 $265,000,000 LightSquared Harbinger Capital Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
9 $250,000,000 Dropbox Consortium Software & Services Investment
10 $250,000,000 PPLive SoftBank Media Investment
11 $235,000,000 AVG Technologies J.P Morgan, Morgan Stanley Software & Services Investment
12 $230,000,000 Vancl Consortium Ecommerce Investment
13 $200,000,000 1C.ru Baring Vostok Capital Partners Software & Services Investment
14 $200,000,000 55tuan.com Consortium Transactions Investment
15 $200,000,000 Adknowledge Technology Crossover Ventures, JMI Equity Marketing Investment
16 $200,000,000 Coupons.com Undisclosed Transactions Investment
17 $200,000,000 InMobi Softbank Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $200,000,000 TrueCar Consortium Media Investment
19 $176,000,000 Datapipe Consortium Software & Services Investment
20 $176,000,000 LivingSocial Consortium Transactions 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. 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) 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 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 $3,100,000,000 Atheros Communications Qualcomm Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $2,500,000,000 Savvis CenturyLink Software & Services Acquisition
8 $2,400,000,000 GSI Commerce Ebay Software & Services Acquisition
9 $2,250,000,000 Godaddy Consortium Marketing Acquisition
10 $1,841,000,000 Lawson Software Infor Software & Services Acquisition
11 $1,640,000,000 Blackboard Providence Equity Partners Software & Services Acquisition
12 $1,500,000,000 RightNow Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
13 $1,400,000,000 Terremark Worldwide Verizon Communications Software & Services Acquisition
14 $1,300,000,000 Blue Coat Thoma Bravo, Teachers’ Private Capital Software & Services Acquisition
15 $1,220,000,000 Patni Computer Systems iGATE Software & Services Acquisition
16 $990,000,000 BNA Bloomberg Media Acquisition
17 $820,000,000 Point VeriFone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
18 $780,000,000 Tekelec Consortium Mobile & Apps Acquisition
19 $750,000,000 PopCap Games Electronic Arts Games Acquisition
20 $700,000,000 ITA Software Google Software & Services 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. 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)