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)
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