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

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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. 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)
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