Top 20 North American 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 $146,300,000 M5 Networks ShoreTel Software & Services Acquisition
10 $125,000,000 InfiniBand Intel Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $115,000,000 LiveOffice Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
12 $85,000,000 Joyent Weather Investment II, Telefónica Digital Software & Services Investment
13 $85,000,000 Trion Worlds Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments Games Investment
14 $73,000,000 ZestCash Consortium Software & Services Investment
15 $59,000,000 Miyowa Synchronoss Software & Services Acquisition
16 $54,000,000 Knewton Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
17 $53,400,000 Lithium Technologies Consortium Software & Services Investment
18 $52,500,000 Code 42 Software Accel Partners, Split Rock Partners Software & Services Investment
19 $40,000,000 TrialPay Consortium Marketing Investment
20 $35,000,000 BeachMint Consortium Ecommerce Investment

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  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. ShoreTel Picks Up M5 Networks (FinSMEs)
  10. Intel Acquires Fabric Technology InfiniBand From Qlogic For $125M (Techcrunch)
  11. Symantec Buys Cloud-Based Email Archiving Company LiveOffice For $115M (Techcrunch)
  12. Cloud Computing Software Company Joyent Raises $85 Million To Pursue Global Growth (Techcrunch)
  13. Trion Worlds Completes $85M Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  14. Former Google CIO Raises $73 Million To Reform Payday Loans With Data-Driven Startup ZestCash (Techcrunch)
  15. Synchronoss Buys Mobile Social Network Maker Miyowa For Up To $59M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  16. Knewton Prepares To Take Education by Storm [TCTV] (Techcrunch)
  17. Lithium Raises $53.4M Fourth Round To Push For Lead In Social Brand Software (Techcrunch)
  18. Accel Leads $52.5M Round In Cloud-Based Data Storage And Backup Company Code 42 (Techcrunch)
  19. TrialPay Raises $40 Million From Visa, Greylock, T.Rowe Price (Techcrunch)
  20. BeachMint Raises Another Big Round: $35 Million For Celebrity-Backed Shopping Experiences (Techcrunch)
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