Archive | February, 2012

Top 20 Deals for January 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$479,800,000Bol.comRoyal AholdEcommerceAcquisition
5$287,500,000TaxACTInfoSpaceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$275,000,000ConvioBlackbaudSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
7$271,000,000LightwireCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
8$238,000,000SquareTradeBain CapitalEcommerceInvestment
9$230,000,000VividwirelessOptusHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
10$179,000,000iContactVocusSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11$175,000,000Allrecipes.comMeredith Corp.MediaAcquisition
12$160,000,000ADAPTIXAcacia ResearchHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
13$150,000,000Flipkart Online ServicesAccel Partners, Tiger Global ManagementEcommerceInvestment
14$146,300,000M5 NetworksShoreTelHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
15$125,000,000InfiniBandIntelHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
16$125,000,000LianLian PayAmerican ExpressMobile & AppsInvestment
17$115,000,000LiveOfficeSymantecSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18$114,000,000BazaarvoiceUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
19$96,000,000Ntreev SoftNCsoftGamesAcquisition
20$95,300,000IzeosNewfundMediaInvestment

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. Royal Ahold acquires Bol.com (The Deal Pipiline)
  5. InfoSpace Buys Online Tax Solutions Company TaxACT For $287.5M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  6. Convio Acquired By Blackbaud For $275M (Texas Tech Pulse)
  7. Cisco Buys Lightwire (Silicon Tap)
  8. SquareTrade Lands $238M For Electronics Warranties (Silicon Tap)
  9. Optus buys Vividwireless for $230m (Delimeter)
  10. Vocus Buys Email Marketing Company iContact For $169 Million (Techcrunch)
  11. Deals of the day — mergers and acquisitions (Reuters)
  12. Patent Troll Buys ADAPTIX (And Its 4G Technology Patents) For $160M (Techcrunch)
  13. News Roundup: Flipkart Raises $150M From Accel, Tiger Global (VC Circle)
  14. ShoreTel Picks Up M5 Networks (FinSMEs)
  15. Intel Acquires Fabric Technology InfiniBand From Qlogic For $125M (Techcrunch)
  16. AmEx Puts $125M In And Partners With Chinese Mobile Payments Company Lianlian To License Serve (Techcrunch)
  17. Symantec Buys Cloud-Based Email Archiving Company LiveOffice For $115M (Techcrunch)
  18. UPDATE 1-Bazaarvoice IPO raises $114 mln, priced above range-underwriter (Reuters)
  19. League of Legends and NCsoft’s Ntreev acquisition, this week in Korean news (Gamasutra)
  20. Izeos Receives Investment from Newfund (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Investments for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$238,000,000SquareTradeBain CapitalEcommerceInvestment
2$150,000,000Flipkart Online ServicesAccel Partners, Tiger Global ManagementEcommerceInvestment
3$125,000,000LianLian PayAmerican ExpressMobile & AppsInvestment
4$95,300,000IzeosNewfundMediaInvestment
5$85,000,000JoyentWeather Investment II, Telefónica DigitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
6$85,000,000Trion WorldsOntario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Bertelsmann Digital Media InvestmentsGamesInvestment
7$85,000,000YammerConsortiumMediaInvestment
8$73,000,000ZestCashConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
9$53,400,000Lithium TechnologiesConsortiumMarketingInvestment
10$52,500,000Code 42 SoftwareAccel Partners, Split Rock PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
11$40,000,000TrialPayConsortiumMarketingInvestment
12$35,000,000BeachMintConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
13$35,000,000iCIMSSusquehanna Growth EquitySoftware & ServicesInvestment
14$30,000,000KloutConsortiumMarketingInvestment
15$30,000,000LetaoConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
16$30,000,000Marin SoftwareConsortiumMarketingInvestment
17$30,000,000The JetstreamQuantum Capital FundMediaInvestment
18$28,000,000Thought Equity MotionInvestcorp Technology PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
19$27,000,000NeolaneConsortiumMarketingInvestment
20$26,000,000CrowdStrikeWarburg PincusSoftware & ServicesInvestment

More information

  1. SquareTrade Lands $238M For Electronics Warranties (Silicon Tap)
  2. News Roundup: Flipkart Raises $150M From Accel, Tiger Global (VC Circle)
  3. AmEx Puts $125M In And Partners With Chinese Mobile Payments Company Lianlian To License Serve (Techcrunch)
  4. Izeos Receives Investment from Newfund (FinSMEs)
  5. Cloud Computing Software Company Joyent Raises $85 Million To Pursue Global Growth (Techcrunch)
  6. Trion Worlds Completes $85M Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  7. Enterprise Social Networking Platform Yammer Raises $85M From DFJ Growth, Khosla, And Others (Techcrunch)
  8. Former Google CIO Raises $73 Million To Reform Payday Loans With Data-Driven Startup ZestCash (Techcrunch)
  9. Lithium Raises $53.4M Fourth Round To Push For Lead In Social Brand Software (Techcrunch)
  10. Accel Leads $52.5M Round In Cloud-Based Data Storage And Backup Company Code 42 (Techcrunch)
  11. TrialPay Raises $40 Million From Visa, Greylock, T.Rowe Price (Techcrunch)
  12. BeachMint Raises Another Big Round: $35 Million For Celebrity-Backed Shopping Experiences (Techcrunch)
  13. iCIMS Receives $35M Equity Investment from Susquehanna Growth Equity (FinSMEs)
  14. Kleiner Leads Klout’s Latest “$30 Million” Funding Round (Techcrunch)
  15. Letao Raising $30M in Series D (TechNode)
  16. Marin Software Raises $30M, Aims (Eventually) For IPO (Techcrunch)
  17. South African VC Firm Debuts $200M US Fund, Invests $30M In ‘The Jetstream’ [Updated] (Techcrunch)
  18. Thought Equity Motion Receives $28M Investment from Investcorp Technology Partners (FinSMEs)
  19. Neolane Lands $27 Million For ‘Conversational Marketing’ Tech (Techcrunch)
  20. Stealth startup CrowdStrike wants to obliterate security threats, raises $26M (Geekwire)

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$479,800,000Bol.comRoyal AholdEcommerceAcquisition
5$287,500,000TaxACTInfoSpaceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$275,000,000ConvioBlackbaudSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
7$271,000,000LightwireCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
8$230,000,000VividwirelessOptusHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
9$179,000,000iContactVocusSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$175,000,000Allrecipes.comMeredith Corp.MediaAcquisition
11$160,000,000ADAPTIXAcacia ResearchHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
12$146,300,000M5 NetworksShoreTelHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
13$125,000,000InfiniBandIntelHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
14$115,000,000LiveOfficeSymantecSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
15$96,000,000Ntreev SoftNCsoftGamesAcquisition
16$80,000,000Mykonos SoftwareJuniper NetworksSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
17$59,000,000MiyowaSynchronossMobile & AppsAcquisition
18$51,800,000PicochipMindspeed TechnologiesHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
19$35,000,000Unity SemiconductorRambusHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
20$35,000,000VoxelInternapSoftware & ServicesAcquisition

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. Royal Ahold acquires Bol.com (The Deal Pipiline)
  5. InfoSpace Buys Online Tax Solutions Company TaxACT For $287.5M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  6. Convio Acquired By Blackbaud For $275M (Texas Tech Pulse)
  7. Cisco Buys Lightwire (Silicon Tap)
  8. Optus buys Vividwireless for $230m (Delimeter)
  9. Vocus Buys Email Marketing Company iContact For $169 Million (Techcrunch)
  10. Deals of the day — mergers and acquisitions (Reuters)
  11. Patent Troll Buys ADAPTIX (And Its 4G Technology Patents) For $160M (Techcrunch)
  12. ShoreTel Picks Up M5 Networks (FinSMEs)
  13. Intel Acquires Fabric Technology InfiniBand From Qlogic For $125M (Techcrunch)
  14. Symantec Buys Cloud-Based Email Archiving Company LiveOffice For $115M (Techcrunch)
  15. League of Legends and NCsoft’s Ntreev acquisition, this week in Korean news (Gamasutra)
  16. Juniper Networks Buys Mykonos Software (Silicon Tap)
  17. Synchronoss Buys Mobile Social Network Maker Miyowa For Up To $59M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  18. Mindspeed Completes Picochip Buy (SoCal Tech)
  19. Rambus Buys Unity Semiconductor (Silicon Tap)
  20. Internap Buys Hosting, Cloud Services Company Voxel For Up To $35 Million (Techcrunch)

Top 20 Ecommerce Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$479,800,000Bol.comRoyal AholdEcommerceAcquisition
2$238,000,000SquareTradeBain CapitalEcommerceInvestment
3$150,000,000Flipkart Online ServicesAccel Partners, Tiger Global ManagementEcommerceInvestment
4$35,000,000BeachMintConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
5$30,000,000LetaoConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
6$20,000,000InspiratoInstitutional Venture PartnersEcommerceInvestment
7$14,000,000Brainbees SolutionsIDG Ventures India, SAIF PartnersEcommerceInvestment
8$11,000,000CasacandaFabEcommerceAcquisition
9$11,000,000Stylistpick.comConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
10$10,800,000Rocket LawyerConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
11$10,000,000QuickflixHBOEcommerceInvestment
12$9,278,000Made.comLevel Equity, PROfounders CapitalEcommerceInvestment
13$8,700,000Connect PartsAtomicoEcommerceInvestment
14$8,275,000SecretSalesConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
15$6,000,000PoppinShasta Ventures, First Round CapitalEcommerceInvestment
16$5,000,000Acumen BrandsConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
17$5,000,000Kiwi CrateConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
18$5,000,000TemandoEllerston CapitalEcommerceInvestment
19$4,300,000Heverest.ruRussian Investment fund, eVenture Capital PartnersEcommerceInvestment
20$4,000,000Aria Retirement SolutionsPolaris Venture PartnersEcommerceInvestment

More information

  1. Royal Ahold acquires Bol.com (The Deal Pipiline)
  2. SquareTrade Lands $238M For Electronics Warranties (Silicon Tap)
  3. News Roundup: Flipkart Raises $150M From Accel, Tiger Global (VC Circle)
  4. BeachMint Raises Another Big Round: $35 Million For Celebrity-Backed Shopping Experiences (Techcrunch)
  5. Letao Raising $30M in Series D (TechNode)
  6. Inspirato Gets $20M More (Tech Rockies)
  7. Brainbees Solutions Raises $14M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. Fab Buys Casacanda For $11M To Fight The Samwers In Europe (Techcrunch)
  9. Stylistpick.com Raises $11M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Do-it-yourself legal site Rocket Lawyer raises $10.8M (Venture Beat)
  11. HBO drops $10M on Australian rental service Quickflix (Venture Beat)
  12. MADE.com raises £6m in Series B financing (Techcrunch)
  13. Skype founder’s VC fund Atomico is making its first investments in Brazilian startups (The Next Web)
  14. Private shopping club SecretSales raises £6.3 million to bankroll UK expansion (Techcrunch)
  15. Poppin Seals $6M Series A From Shasta and First Round To Beautify Your Bland Office (Techcrunch)
  16. Acumen Brands Raises $5M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Comcast Leads $5M Round In Subscription Service For Kids Activities Kiwi Crate (Techcrunch)
  18. Packer invests $5 million in shipping aggregator Temando (Power Retail)
  19. Meanwhile, In Europe … (Fits.me, Appoxee, Heverest.ru, HitFox, Populis) (Techcrunch)
  20. Aria Retirement Solutions Sings to $4M (VC News)