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

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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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