Top 20 Software & Services Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$1,900,000,000TaleoOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
2$287,500,000TaxACTInfoSpaceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
3$275,000,000ConvioBlackbaudSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$160,000,000ADAPTIXAcacia ResearchSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
5$146,300,000M5 NetworksShoreTelSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$115,000,000LiveOfficeSymantecSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
7$85,000,000JoyentWeather Investment II, Telefónica DigitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
8$73,000,000ZestCashConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
9$59,000,000MiyowaSynchronossSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$54,000,000KnewtonUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
11$53,400,000Lithium TechnologiesConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
12$52,500,000Code 42 SoftwareAccel Partners, Split Rock PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
13$35,000,000iCIMSSusquehanna Growth EquitySoftware & ServicesInvestment
14$35,000,000VoxelInternapSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
15$28,000,000Thought Equity MotionInvestcorp Technology PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
16$27,000,000SezmiKIT digitalSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
17$25,500,000JumioUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
18$24,000,000TidemarkConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
19$21,000,000NexentaConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
20$21,000,000NivioVideocon, AEC PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment

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  1. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  2. InfoSpace Buys Online Tax Solutions Company TaxACT For $287.5M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  3. Convio Acquired By Blackbaud For $275M (Texas Tech Pulse)
  4. Patent Troll Buys ADAPTIX (And Its 4G Technology Patents) For $160M (Techcrunch)
  5. ShoreTel Picks Up M5 Networks (FinSMEs)
  6. Symantec Buys Cloud-Based Email Archiving Company LiveOffice For $115M (Techcrunch)
  7. Cloud Computing Software Company Joyent Raises $85 Million To Pursue Global Growth (Techcrunch)
  8. Former Google CIO Raises $73 Million To Reform Payday Loans With Data-Driven Startup ZestCash (Techcrunch)
  9. Synchronoss Buys Mobile Social Network Maker Miyowa For Up To $59M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  10. Knewton Prepares To Take Education by Storm [TCTV] (Techcrunch)
  11. Lithium Raises $53.4M Fourth Round To Push For Lead In Social Brand Software (Techcrunch)
  12. Accel Leads $52.5M Round In Cloud-Based Data Storage And Backup Company Code 42 (Techcrunch)
  13. iCIMS Receives $35M Equity Investment from Susquehanna Growth Equity (FinSMEs)
  14. Internap Buys Hosting, Cloud Services Company Voxel For Up To $35 Million (Techcrunch)
  15. Thought Equity Motion Receives $28M Investment from Investcorp Technology Partners (FinSMEs)
  16. No Cable Killer After All: KIT digital Buys Assets Of Sezmi For $27 Million (Techcrunch)
  17. Digital Payments Innovator Jumio Raises $25.5 Million (Techcrunch)
  18. Cloud Enterprise Performance Analytics Startup Tidemark Raises $24M From Redpoint, Andreessen Horowitz (Techcrunch)
  19. Data Storage Company Nexenta Scores $21 Million In Series C Funding (Techcrunch)
  20. Nivio Gets $21M, Expands in Palo Alto (Silicon Tap)
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