Top 20 North American 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$146,300,000M5 NetworksShoreTelSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$125,000,000InfiniBandIntelHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
11$115,000,000LiveOfficeSymantecSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$85,000,000JoyentWeather Investment II, Telefónica DigitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
13$85,000,000Trion WorldsOntario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Bertelsmann Digital Media InvestmentsGamesInvestment
14$73,000,000ZestCashConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
15$59,000,000MiyowaSynchronossSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16$54,000,000KnewtonUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
17$53,400,000Lithium TechnologiesConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
18$52,500,000Code 42 SoftwareAccel Partners, Split Rock PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment

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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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