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

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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. 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)
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