Archive | January, 2012

Top 20 Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,900,000,000 Taleo Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
2 $500,000,000 Double Down International Game Technology Games Acquisition
3 $494,000,000 Gennum Corporation Semtech Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $287,500,000 TaxACT InfoSpace Software & Services Acquisition
5 $275,000,000 Convio Blackbaud Software & Services Acquisition
6 $238,000,000 SquareTrade Bain Capital Ecommerce Investment
7 $175,000,000 Allrecipes.com Meredith Corp. Media Acquisition
8 $160,000,000 ADAPTIX Acacia Research Software & Services Acquisition
9 $150,000,000 Flipkart Online Services Accel Partners, Tiger Global Management Ecommerce Investment
10 $146,300,000 M5 Networks ShoreTel Software & Services Acquisition
11 $125,000,000 InfiniBand Intel Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $125,000,000 LianLian Pay American Express Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $115,000,000 LiveOffice Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
14 $95,300,000 Izeos Newfund Media Investment
15 $85,000,000 Joyent Weather Investment II, Telefónica Digital Software & Services Investment
16 $85,000,000 Trion Worlds Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments Games Investment
17 $76,800,000 Picochip Mindspeed Technologies Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
18 $73,000,000 ZestCash Consortium Software & Services Investment
19 $59,000,000 Miyowa Synchronoss Software & Services Acquisition
20 $54,000,000 Knewton Undisclosed Software & Services Investment

More information

  1. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  2. Double Down Interactive SoldTo IGT For $500M (Northwest Innovation)
  3. Semtech To Pay $494M For Data Communications Firm Gennum (SoCal Tech)
  4. InfoSpace Buys Online Tax Solutions Company TaxACT For $287.5M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  5. Convio Acquired By Blackbaud For $275M (Texas Tech Pulse)
  6. SquareTrade Lands $238M For Electronics Warranties (Silicon Tap)
  7. Deals of the day — mergers and acquisitions (Reuters)
  8. Patent Troll Buys ADAPTIX (And Its 4G Technology Patents) For $160M (Techcrunch)
  9. News Roundup: Flipkart Raises $150M From Accel, Tiger Global (VC Circle)
  10. ShoreTel Picks Up M5 Networks (FinSMEs)
  11. Intel Acquires Fabric Technology InfiniBand From Qlogic For $125M (Techcrunch)
  12. AmEx Puts $125M In And Partners With Chinese Mobile Payments Company Lianlian To License Serve (Techcrunch)
  13. Symantec Buys Cloud-Based Email Archiving Company LiveOffice For $115M (Techcrunch)
  14. Izeos Receives Investment from Newfund (FinSMEs)
  15. Cloud Computing Software Company Joyent Raises $85 Million To Pursue Global Growth (Techcrunch)
  16. Trion Worlds Completes $85M Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  17. Mindspeed Buys ‘Small Cells’ Maker Picochip For Up To $76.8 Million (Techcrunch)
  18. Former Google CIO Raises $73 Million To Reform Payday Loans With Data-Driven Startup ZestCash (Techcrunch)
  19. Synchronoss Buys Mobile Social Network Maker Miyowa For Up To $59M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  20. Knewton Prepares To Take Education by Storm [TCTV] (Techcrunch)

Top 20 Investments for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $238,000,000 SquareTrade Bain Capital Ecommerce Investment
2 $150,000,000 Flipkart Online Services Accel Partners, Tiger Global Management Ecommerce Investment
3 $125,000,000 LianLian Pay American Express Mobile & Apps Investment
4 $95,300,000 Izeos Newfund Media Investment
5 $85,000,000 Joyent Weather Investment II, Telefónica Digital Software & Services Investment
6 $85,000,000 Trion Worlds Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments Games Investment
7 $73,000,000 ZestCash Consortium Software & Services Investment
8 $54,000,000 Knewton Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
9 $53,400,000 Lithium Technologies Consortium Software & Services Investment
10 $52,500,000 Code 42 Software Accel Partners, Split Rock Partners Software & Services Investment
11 $40,000,000 TrialPay Consortium Marketing Investment
12 $35,000,000 BeachMint Consortium Ecommerce Investment
13 $35,000,000 iCIMS Susquehanna Growth Equity Software & Services Investment
14 $30,000,000 Access Media 3 ORIX Venture Finance, Petra Capital Partners Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
15 $30,000,000 Klout Consortium Marketing Investment
16 $30,000,000 Letao Consortium Ecommerce Investment
17 $30,000,000 The Jetstream Quantum Capital Fund Media Investment
18 $28,000,000 Thought Equity Motion Investcorp Technology Partners Software & Services Investment
19 $27,000,000 Neolane Consortium Marketing Investment
20 $25,500,000 Jumio Undisclosed Software & Services Investment

More information

  1. SquareTrade Lands $238M For Electronics Warranties (Silicon Tap)
  2. News Roundup: Flipkart Raises $150M From Accel, Tiger Global (VC Circle)
  3. AmEx Puts $125M In And Partners With Chinese Mobile Payments Company Lianlian To License Serve (Techcrunch)
  4. Izeos Receives Investment from Newfund (FinSMEs)
  5. Cloud Computing Software Company Joyent Raises $85 Million To Pursue Global Growth (Techcrunch)
  6. Trion Worlds Completes $85M Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  7. Former Google CIO Raises $73 Million To Reform Payday Loans With Data-Driven Startup ZestCash (Techcrunch)
  8. Knewton Prepares To Take Education by Storm [TCTV] (Techcrunch)
  9. Lithium Raises $53.4M Fourth Round To Push For Lead In Social Brand Software (Techcrunch)
  10. Accel Leads $52.5M Round In Cloud-Based Data Storage And Backup Company Code 42 (Techcrunch)
  11. TrialPay Raises $40 Million From Visa, Greylock, T.Rowe Price (Techcrunch)
  12. BeachMint Raises Another Big Round: $35 Million For Celebrity-Backed Shopping Experiences (Techcrunch)
  13. iCIMS Receives $35M Equity Investment from Susquehanna Growth Equity (FinSMEs)
  14. Access Media 3 Receives $30M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Kleiner Leads Klout’s Latest “$30 Million” Funding Round (Techcrunch)
  16. Letao Raising $30M in Series D (TechNode)
  17. South African VC Firm Debuts $200M US Fund, Invests $30M In ‘The Jetstream’ [Updated] (Techcrunch)
  18. Thought Equity Motion Receives $28M Investment from Investcorp Technology Partners (FinSMEs)
  19. Neolane Lands $27 Million For ‘Conversational Marketing’ Tech (Techcrunch)
  20. Digital Payments Innovator Jumio Raises $25.5 Million (Techcrunch)

Top 20 Acquisitions for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,900,000,000 Taleo Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
2 $500,000,000 Double Down International Game Technology Games Acquisition
3 $494,000,000 Gennum Corporation Semtech Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $287,500,000 TaxACT InfoSpace Software & Services Acquisition
5 $275,000,000 Convio Blackbaud Software & Services Acquisition
6 $175,000,000 Allrecipes.com Meredith Corp. Media Acquisition
7 $160,000,000 ADAPTIX Acacia Research Software & Services Acquisition
8 $146,300,000 M5 Networks ShoreTel Software & Services Acquisition
9 $125,000,000 InfiniBand Intel Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $115,000,000 LiveOffice Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
11 $59,000,000 Miyowa Synchronoss Software & Services Acquisition
12 $51,800,000 Picochip Mindspeed Technologies Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $35,000,000 Unity Semiconductor Rambus Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $35,000,000 Voxel Internap Software & Services Acquisition
15 $27,000,000 Sezmi KIT digital Software & Services Acquisition
16 $26,500,000 Integral Sage Pay Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
17 $17,100,000 CaseCentral Guidance Software Software & Services Acquisition
18 $16,500,000 Bold Software LogMeIn Software & Services Acquisition
19 $15,000,000 Rapportive LinkedIn Software & Services Acquisition
20 $9,000,000 LeadFormix CallidusCloud Marketing Acquisition

More information

  1. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  2. Double Down Interactive SoldTo IGT For $500M (Northwest Innovation)
  3. Semtech To Pay $494M For Data Communications Firm Gennum (SoCal Tech)
  4. InfoSpace Buys Online Tax Solutions Company TaxACT For $287.5M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  5. Convio Acquired By Blackbaud For $275M (Texas Tech Pulse)
  6. Deals of the day — mergers and acquisitions (Reuters)
  7. Patent Troll Buys ADAPTIX (And Its 4G Technology Patents) For $160M (Techcrunch)
  8. ShoreTel Picks Up M5 Networks (FinSMEs)
  9. Intel Acquires Fabric Technology InfiniBand From Qlogic For $125M (Techcrunch)
  10. Symantec Buys Cloud-Based Email Archiving Company LiveOffice For $115M (Techcrunch)
  11. Synchronoss Buys Mobile Social Network Maker Miyowa For Up To $59M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  12. Mindspeed Completes Picochip Buy (SoCal Tech)
  13. Rambus Buys Unity Semiconductor (Silicon Tap)
  14. Internap Buys Hosting, Cloud Services Company Voxel For Up To $35 Million (Techcrunch)
  15. No Cable Killer After All: KIT digital Buys Assets Of Sezmi For $27 Million (Techcrunch)
  16. Sage Pay acquires Dublin company Integral for €20m (Silicon Republic)
  17. Guidance Software Acquires CaseCentral (SoCal Tech)
  18. LogMeIn Acquires Web Chat Company Bold Software For $16.5 M (Techcrunch)
  19. LinkedIn Picks Up Rapportive For Around $15 Million (Techcrunch)
  20. CallidusCloud Acquires Marketing Automation SaaS LeadFormix For $9 Million Cash (Techcrunch)

Top 20 Ecommerce Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $238,000,000 SquareTrade Bain Capital Ecommerce Investment
2 $150,000,000 Flipkart Online Services Accel Partners, Tiger Global Management Ecommerce Investment
3 $35,000,000 BeachMint Consortium Ecommerce Investment
4 $30,000,000 Letao Consortium Ecommerce Investment
5 $20,000,000 Inspirato Institutional Venture Partners Ecommerce Investment
6 $18,000,000 FarFetch Consortium Ecommerce Investment
7 $11,000,000 Stylistpick.com Consortium Ecommerce Investment
8 $10,000,000 CardSpring Consortium Ecommerce Investment
9 $10,000,000 Quickflix HBO Ecommerce Investment
10 $9,277,800 Made.com Level Equity, PROfounders Capital Ecommerce Investment
11 $6,850,000 WeWork Undisclosed Ecommerce Investment
12 $5,000,000 Acumen Brands Consortium Ecommerce Investment
13 $5,000,000 Kiwi Crate Consortium Ecommerce Investment
14 $4,300,000 Heverest.ru Russian Investment fund, eVenture Capital Partners Ecommerce Investment
15 $4,000,000 Aria Retirement Solutions Polaris Venture Partners Ecommerce Investment
16 $4,000,000 New Era Portfolio SSM Partners Ecommerce Investment
17 $4,000,000 Paddle8 Founder Collective, Mousse Partners Ecommerce Investment
18 $3,600,000 Alice.com Undisclosed Ecommerce Investment
19 $3,500,000 LuxeYard Undisclosed Ecommerce Investment
20 $3,300,000 Fantasy Shopper Accel Partners, NEA Ecommerce Investment

More information

  1. SquareTrade Lands $238M For Electronics Warranties (Silicon Tap)
  2. News Roundup: Flipkart Raises $150M From Accel, Tiger Global (VC Circle)
  3. BeachMint Raises Another Big Round: $35 Million For Celebrity-Backed Shopping Experiences (Techcrunch)
  4. Letao Raising $30M in Series D (TechNode)
  5. Inspirato Gets $20M More (Tech Rockies)
  6. Online Marketplace For Designer Fashion Boutiques FarFetch Raises $18M From Index Ventures (Techcrunch)
  7. Stylistpick.com Raises $11M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. CardSpring Raises $10 Million To Connect Payments To The Web (Techcrunch)
  9. HBO drops $10M on Australian rental service Quickflix (Venture Beat)
  10. MADE.com raises £6m in Series B financing (Techcrunch)
  11. WeWork raises $6.85M as it expands co-working empire and startup labs (Venture Beat)
  12. Acumen Brands Raises $5M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Comcast Leads $5M Round In Subscription Service For Kids Activities Kiwi Crate (Techcrunch)
  14. Meanwhile, In Europe … (Fits.me, Appoxee, Heverest.ru, HitFox, Populis) (Techcrunch)
  15. Aria Retirement Solutions Sings to $4M (VC News)
  16. New Era Portfolio Gets $4M For Artwork E-Commerce (Texas Tech Pulse)
  17. Founder Collective Makes A $4 Million Bet On Paddle8′s Online Marketplace For Fine Art (Techcrunch)
  18. E-Commerce Site For Household Goods Alice.com Raises $3.6 Million (Techcrunch)
  19. Home Furnishings And Design Site LuxeYard Adds Concierge Buying To Flash Sales Model (Techcrunch)
  20. Fantasy Shopper becomes one of Europe’s hottest startups with $3.3m from Accel and NEA (Techcrunch)