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

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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. 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)
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