Top 20 Deals for December 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
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

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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. 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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