Top 20 North American Deals 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$287,500,000TaxACTInfoSpaceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
5$275,000,000ConvioBlackbaudSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$271,000,000LightwireCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
7$238,000,000SquareTradeBain CapitalEcommerceInvestment
8$179,000,000iContactVocusSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
9$175,000,000Allrecipes.comMeredith Corp.MediaAcquisition
10$160,000,000ADAPTIXAcacia ResearchHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
11$146,300,000M5 NetworksShoreTelHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
12$125,000,000InfiniBandIntelHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
13$115,000,000LiveOfficeSymantecSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$114,000,000BazaarvoiceUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
16$85,000,000JoyentWeather Investment II, TelefĂłnica DigitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
17$85,000,000Trion WorldsOntario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Bertelsmann Digital Media InvestmentsGamesInvestment
19$80,000,000Mykonos SoftwareJuniper NetworksSoftware & ServicesAcquisition

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. InfoSpace Buys Online Tax Solutions Company TaxACT For $287.5M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  5. Convio Acquired By Blackbaud For $275M (Texas Tech Pulse)
  6. Cisco Buys Lightwire (Silicon Tap)
  7. SquareTrade Lands $238M For Electronics Warranties (Silicon Tap)
  8. Vocus Buys Email Marketing Company iContact For $169 Million (Techcrunch)
  9. Deals of the day — mergers and acquisitions (Reuters)
  10. Patent Troll Buys ADAPTIX (And Its 4G Technology Patents) For $160M (Techcrunch)
  11. ShoreTel Picks Up M5 Networks (FinSMEs)
  12. Intel Acquires Fabric Technology InfiniBand From Qlogic For $125M (Techcrunch)
  13. Symantec Buys Cloud-Based Email Archiving Company LiveOffice For $115M (Techcrunch)
  14. UPDATE 1-Bazaarvoice IPO raises $114 mln, priced above range-underwriter (Reuters)
  15. Yelp IPO raises $107M (New York Post)
  16. Cloud Computing Software Company Joyent Raises $85 Million To Pursue Global Growth (Techcrunch)
  17. Trion Worlds Completes $85M Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  18. Enterprise Social Networking Platform Yammer Raises $85M From DFJ Growth, Khosla, And Others (Techcrunch)
  19. Juniper Networks Buys Mykonos Software (Silicon Tap)
  20. Former Google CIO Raises $73 Million To Reform Payday Loans With Data-Driven Startup ZestCash (Techcrunch)
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