Archive | January, 2012

Top 20 Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$1,900,000,000TaleoOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
2$500,000,000Double DownInternational Game TechnologyGamesAcquisition
3$494,000,000Gennum CorporationSemtechHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$287,500,000TaxACTInfoSpaceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
5$275,000,000ConvioBlackbaudSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$238,000,000SquareTradeBain CapitalEcommerceInvestment
7$175,000,000Allrecipes.comMeredith Corp.MediaAcquisition
8$160,000,000ADAPTIXAcacia ResearchSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
9$150,000,000Flipkart Online ServicesAccel Partners, Tiger Global ManagementEcommerceInvestment
10$146,300,000M5 NetworksShoreTelSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11$125,000,000InfiniBandIntelHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
12$125,000,000LianLian PayAmerican ExpressMobile & AppsInvestment
13$115,000,000LiveOfficeSymantecSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$95,300,000IzeosNewfundMediaInvestment
15$85,000,000JoyentWeather Investment II, Telefónica DigitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
16$85,000,000Trion WorldsOntario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Bertelsmann Digital Media InvestmentsGamesInvestment
17$76,800,000PicochipMindspeed TechnologiesHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
18$73,000,000ZestCashConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
19$59,000,000MiyowaSynchronossSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
20$54,000,000KnewtonUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment

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)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$238,000,000SquareTradeBain CapitalEcommerceInvestment
2$150,000,000Flipkart Online ServicesAccel Partners, Tiger Global ManagementEcommerceInvestment
3$125,000,000LianLian PayAmerican ExpressMobile & AppsInvestment
4$95,300,000IzeosNewfundMediaInvestment
5$85,000,000JoyentWeather Investment II, Telefónica DigitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
6$85,000,000Trion WorldsOntario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Bertelsmann Digital Media InvestmentsGamesInvestment
7$73,000,000ZestCashConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
8$54,000,000KnewtonUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
9$53,400,000Lithium TechnologiesConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
10$52,500,000Code 42 SoftwareAccel Partners, Split Rock PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
11$40,000,000TrialPayConsortiumMarketingInvestment
12$35,000,000BeachMintConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
13$35,000,000iCIMSSusquehanna Growth EquitySoftware & ServicesInvestment
14$30,000,000Access Media 3ORIX Venture Finance, Petra Capital PartnersHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
15$30,000,000KloutConsortiumMarketingInvestment
16$30,000,000LetaoConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
17$30,000,000The JetstreamQuantum Capital FundMediaInvestment
18$28,000,000Thought Equity MotionInvestcorp Technology PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
19$27,000,000NeolaneConsortiumMarketingInvestment
20$25,500,000JumioUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment

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)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$1,900,000,000TaleoOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
2$500,000,000Double DownInternational Game TechnologyGamesAcquisition
3$494,000,000Gennum CorporationSemtechHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$287,500,000TaxACTInfoSpaceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
5$275,000,000ConvioBlackbaudSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$175,000,000Allrecipes.comMeredith Corp.MediaAcquisition
7$160,000,000ADAPTIXAcacia ResearchSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$146,300,000M5 NetworksShoreTelSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
9$125,000,000InfiniBandIntelHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
10$115,000,000LiveOfficeSymantecSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11$59,000,000MiyowaSynchronossSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$51,800,000PicochipMindspeed TechnologiesHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
13$35,000,000Unity SemiconductorRambusHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
14$35,000,000VoxelInternapSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
15$27,000,000SezmiKIT digitalSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16$26,500,000IntegralSage PayHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
17$17,100,000CaseCentralGuidance SoftwareSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18$16,500,000Bold SoftwareLogMeInSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$15,000,000RapportiveLinkedInSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
20$9,000,000LeadFormixCallidusCloudMarketingAcquisition

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)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$238,000,000SquareTradeBain CapitalEcommerceInvestment
2$150,000,000Flipkart Online ServicesAccel Partners, Tiger Global ManagementEcommerceInvestment
3$35,000,000BeachMintConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
4$30,000,000LetaoConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
5$20,000,000InspiratoInstitutional Venture PartnersEcommerceInvestment
6$18,000,000FarFetchConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
7$11,000,000Stylistpick.comConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
8$10,000,000CardSpringConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
9$10,000,000QuickflixHBOEcommerceInvestment
10$9,277,800Made.comLevel Equity, PROfounders CapitalEcommerceInvestment
11$6,850,000WeWorkUndisclosedEcommerceInvestment
12$5,000,000Acumen BrandsConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
13$5,000,000Kiwi CrateConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
14$4,300,000Heverest.ruRussian Investment fund, eVenture Capital PartnersEcommerceInvestment
15$4,000,000Aria Retirement SolutionsPolaris Venture PartnersEcommerceInvestment
16$4,000,000New Era PortfolioSSM PartnersEcommerceInvestment
17$4,000,000Paddle8Founder Collective, Mousse PartnersEcommerceInvestment
18$3,600,000Alice.comUndisclosedEcommerceInvestment
19$3,500,000LuxeYardUndisclosedEcommerceInvestment
20$3,300,000Fantasy ShopperAccel Partners, NEAEcommerceInvestment

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)