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
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
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)
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