Top 20 Software & Services Deals 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$3,400,000,000SuccessFactorsSAPSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
5$2,500,000,000SavvisCenturyLinkSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$2,400,000,000GSI CommerceEbaySoftware & ServicesAcquisition
7$1,841,000,000Lawson SoftwareInforSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$1,640,000,000BlackboardProvidence Equity PartnersSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
9$1,500,000,000RightNowOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$1,400,000,000Terremark Worldwide Inc.Verizon CommunicationsSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11$1,300,000,000Blue CoatThoma Bravo, Teachers’ Private CapitalSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$1,220,000,000Patni Computer SystemsiGATESoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$700,000,000ITA SoftwareGoogleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$465,000,000CashEdgeFiservSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
15$440,000,000DemandTecIBMSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16$440,000,000Renaissance LearningPermira FundsSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
17$390,000,000Clearwell SystemsSymantecSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18$387,000,000AlgorithmicsIBMSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$380,000,000Iron Mountains Digital AgencyAutonomySoftware & ServicesAcquisition
20$330,000,000Interactive TKOCA TechnologiesSoftware & 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. SAP Will Buy SuccessFactors For $3.4 Billion (Techcrunch)
  5. CenturyLink to Acquire Savvis (The Wall Street Journal)
  6. eBay Acquires GSI Commerce For $2.4 Billion In Cash And Debt (Techcrunch)
  7. Infor Acquires Lawson Software for $2 Billion (Industry Week)
  8. Blackboard to be Acquired by Providence Equity Partners for $45.00 Per Share in Cash or $1.64 Billion (PR Newswire)
  9. Oracle Buys Cloud-based Customer Service Company RightNow For $1.5 Billion (Techcrunch)
  10. Verizon to Acquire Terremark, Boosting Cloud Strategy through Powerful Unified Enterprise IT Delivery Platform (Verizon News Center)
  11. Investor Group Buys Web Security Company Blue Coat For $1.3 Billion In Cash (Techcrunch)
  12. MWS Tracker Spotlight: iGATE Corporation (Nasdaq: IGTE) acquires Patni Computer Systems Limited (BSE: 532517) (Snow Mass Capital Partners)
  13. Google’s $US700m travel market takes off (The Age)
  14. Online Only: CashEdge Purchase Seen Boosting Fiserv P2P, Small Business Offering (Credit Union Times)
  15. IBM Buys Retail Forecasting And Merchandising Software Company DemandTec For $440M (Techcrunch)
  16. Education Software Company Renaissance Learning Acquired By PE Firm For $440 Million (Techcrunch)
  17. Symantec Moves Further Into E-Discovery With Acquisition (Information Week)
  18. IBM Buys Risk Management Analytics Company Algorithmics For $387 million (Techcrunch)
  19. Autonomy Acquires Some Iron Mountain Digital Assets For $380M (The Wall Street Journal)
  20. CA Technologies to buy Interactive TKO for $330 million (Reuters)
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