Top 20 Software & Services Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,900,000,000 Taleo Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
2 $287,500,000 TaxACT InfoSpace Software & Services Acquisition
3 $275,000,000 Convio Blackbaud Software & Services Acquisition
4 $160,000,000 ADAPTIX Acacia Research Software & Services Acquisition
5 $146,300,000 M5 Networks ShoreTel Software & Services Acquisition
6 $115,000,000 LiveOffice Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
7 $85,000,000 Joyent Weather Investment II, Telefónica Digital Software & Services Investment
8 $73,000,000 ZestCash Consortium Software & Services Investment
9 $59,000,000 Miyowa Synchronoss Software & Services Acquisition
10 $54,000,000 Knewton Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
11 $53,400,000 Lithium Technologies Consortium Software & Services Investment
12 $52,500,000 Code 42 Software Accel Partners, Split Rock Partners Software & Services Investment
13 $35,000,000 iCIMS Susquehanna Growth Equity Software & Services Investment
14 $35,000,000 Voxel Internap Software & Services Acquisition
15 $28,000,000 Thought Equity Motion Investcorp Technology Partners Software & Services Investment
16 $27,000,000 Sezmi KIT digital Software & Services Acquisition
17 $25,500,000 Jumio Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
18 $24,000,000 Tidemark Consortium Software & Services Investment
19 $21,000,000 Nexenta Consortium Software & Services Investment
20 $21,000,000 Nivio Videocon, AEC Partners Software & Services Investment

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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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