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)
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