Top 20 Hardware & Infrastructure Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $494,000,000 Gennum Corporation Semtech Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $271,000,000 Lightwire Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $230,000,000 Vividwireless Optus Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $160,000,000 ADAPTIX Acacia Research Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $146,300,000 M5 Networks ShoreTel Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $125,000,000 InfiniBand Intel Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $51,800,000 Picochip Mindspeed Technologies Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $35,000,000 Unity Semiconductor Rambus Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $26,500,000 Integral Sage Pay Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $23,000,000 BTI Systems Bain Capital Ventures Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
11 $23,000,000 Pivot3 Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
12 $21,700,000 Luxtera Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
13 $21,700,000 Ruckus Wireless Meritech Capital Partners, SingTel Innov8 Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
14 $20,000,000 Eye-Fi Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
15 $16,000,000 KEMP Technologies Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
16 $10,300,000 BridgeWave Communications Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
17 $10,000,000 Black Sand Technologies Northbridge Venture Partners, Austin Ventures Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
18 $8,000,000 Amplidata Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
19 $7,500,000 KEMP Technologies Edison Ventures Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
20 $5,800,000 SimpliVity Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment

More information

  1. Semtech To Pay $494M For Data Communications Firm Gennum (SoCal Tech)
  2. Cisco Buys Lightwire (Silicon Tap)
  3. Optus buys Vividwireless for $230m (Delimeter)
  4. Patent Troll Buys ADAPTIX (And Its 4G Technology Patents) For $160M (Techcrunch)
  5. ShoreTel Picks Up M5 Networks (FinSMEs)
  6. Intel Acquires Fabric Technology InfiniBand From Qlogic For $125M (Techcrunch)
  7. Mindspeed Completes Picochip Buy (SoCal Tech)
  8. Rambus Buys Unity Semiconductor (Silicon Tap)
  9. Sage Pay acquires Dublin company Integral for €20m (Silicon Republic)
  10. BTI Systems Raises $23M in Equity Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Samsung Leads $23M Round In Data Storage Hardware Company Pivot3 (Techcrunch)
  12. Luxtera Completes $21.7M (FinSMEs)
  13. Ruckus Wireless Secures $21.7M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  14. Wireless Memory Card Maker Eye-Fi Raises $20M Series D Led By NTT DOCOMO (Techcrunch)
  15. KEMP Technologies Receives $16M Private Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  16. BridgeWave Communications Raises $10.3M (FinSMEs)
  17. Black Sand Technologies Raises US$10M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Amplidata Closes $8M Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. KEMP Technologies Raises $7.5M (VC News)
  20. SimpliVity in Good Stealth as it Raises $5.8M – cbl (Boston City Biz)
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