Top 20 Deals for December 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)
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