Archive | February, 2012

Top 20 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 $500,000,000 Double Down International Game Technology Games Acquisition
3 $494,000,000 Gennum Corporation Semtech Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $479,800,000 Bol.com Royal Ahold Ecommerce Acquisition
5 $287,500,000 TaxACT InfoSpace Software & Services Acquisition
6 $275,000,000 Convio Blackbaud Software & Services Acquisition
7 $271,000,000 Lightwire Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $238,000,000 SquareTrade Bain Capital Ecommerce Investment
9 $230,000,000 Vividwireless Optus Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $179,000,000 iContact Vocus Software & Services Acquisition
11 $175,000,000 Allrecipes.com Meredith Corp. Media Acquisition
12 $160,000,000 ADAPTIX Acacia Research Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $150,000,000 Flipkart Online Services Accel Partners, Tiger Global Management Ecommerce Investment
14 $146,300,000 M5 Networks ShoreTel Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
15 $125,000,000 InfiniBand Intel Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $125,000,000 LianLian Pay American Express Mobile & Apps Investment
17 $115,000,000 LiveOffice Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
18 $114,000,000 Bazaarvoice Undisclosed Software & Services Public
19 $96,000,000 Ntreev Soft NCsoft Games Acquisition
20 $95,300,000 Izeos Newfund Media 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. 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) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $238,000,000 SquareTrade Bain Capital Ecommerce Investment
2 $150,000,000 Flipkart Online Services Accel Partners, Tiger Global Management Ecommerce Investment
3 $125,000,000 LianLian Pay American Express Mobile & Apps Investment
4 $95,300,000 Izeos Newfund Media Investment
5 $85,000,000 Joyent Weather Investment II, Telefónica Digital Software & Services Investment
6 $85,000,000 Trion Worlds Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments Games Investment
7 $85,000,000 Yammer Consortium Media Investment
8 $73,000,000 ZestCash Consortium Transactions Investment
9 $53,400,000 Lithium Technologies Consortium Marketing Investment
10 $52,500,000 Code 42 Software Accel Partners, Split Rock Partners Software & Services Investment
11 $40,000,000 TrialPay Consortium Marketing Investment
12 $35,000,000 BeachMint Consortium Ecommerce Investment
13 $35,000,000 iCIMS Susquehanna Growth Equity Software & Services Investment
14 $30,000,000 Klout Consortium Marketing Investment
15 $30,000,000 Letao Consortium Ecommerce Investment
16 $30,000,000 Marin Software Consortium Marketing Investment
17 $30,000,000 The Jetstream Quantum Capital Fund Media Investment
18 $28,000,000 Thought Equity Motion Investcorp Technology Partners Software & Services Investment
19 $27,000,000 Neolane Consortium Marketing Investment
20 $26,000,000 CrowdStrike Warburg Pincus Software & Services Investment

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) 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 $479,800,000 Bol.com Royal Ahold Ecommerce Acquisition
5 $287,500,000 TaxACT InfoSpace Software & Services Acquisition
6 $275,000,000 Convio Blackbaud Software & Services Acquisition
7 $271,000,000 Lightwire Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $230,000,000 Vividwireless Optus Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $179,000,000 iContact Vocus Software & Services Acquisition
10 $175,000,000 Allrecipes.com Meredith Corp. Media Acquisition
11 $160,000,000 ADAPTIX Acacia Research Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $146,300,000 M5 Networks ShoreTel Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $125,000,000 InfiniBand Intel Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $115,000,000 LiveOffice Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
15 $96,000,000 Ntreev Soft NCsoft Games Acquisition
16 $80,000,000 Mykonos Software Juniper Networks Software & Services Acquisition
17 $59,000,000 Miyowa Synchronoss Mobile & Apps Acquisition
18 $51,800,000 Picochip Mindspeed Technologies Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
19 $35,000,000 Unity Semiconductor Rambus Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
20 $35,000,000 Voxel Internap Software & Services Acquisition

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) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $479,800,000 Bol.com Royal Ahold Ecommerce Acquisition
2 $238,000,000 SquareTrade Bain Capital Ecommerce Investment
3 $150,000,000 Flipkart Online Services Accel Partners, Tiger Global Management Ecommerce Investment
4 $35,000,000 BeachMint Consortium Ecommerce Investment
5 $30,000,000 Letao Consortium Ecommerce Investment
6 $20,000,000 Inspirato Institutional Venture Partners Ecommerce Investment
7 $14,000,000 Brainbees Solutions IDG Ventures India, SAIF Partners Ecommerce Investment
8 $11,000,000 Casacanda Fab Ecommerce Acquisition
9 $11,000,000 Stylistpick.com Consortium Ecommerce Investment
10 $10,800,000 Rocket Lawyer Consortium Ecommerce Investment
11 $10,000,000 Quickflix HBO Ecommerce Investment
12 $9,278,000 Made.com Level Equity, PROfounders Capital Ecommerce Investment
13 $8,700,000 Connect Parts Atomico Ecommerce Investment
14 $8,275,000 SecretSales Consortium Ecommerce Investment
15 $6,000,000 Poppin Shasta Ventures, First Round Capital Ecommerce Investment
16 $5,000,000 Acumen Brands Consortium Ecommerce Investment
17 $5,000,000 Kiwi Crate Consortium Ecommerce Investment
18 $5,000,000 Temando Ellerston Capital Ecommerce Investment
19 $4,300,000 Heverest.ru Russian Investment fund, eVenture Capital Partners Ecommerce Investment
20 $4,000,000 Aria Retirement Solutions Polaris Venture Partners Ecommerce Investment

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)