Top 20 North American 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 $287,500,000 TaxACT InfoSpace Software & Services Acquisition
5 $275,000,000 Convio Blackbaud Software & Services Acquisition
6 $271,000,000 Lightwire Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $238,000,000 SquareTrade Bain Capital Ecommerce Investment
8 $179,000,000 iContact Vocus Software & Services Acquisition
9 $175,000,000 Meredith Corp. Media Acquisition
10 $160,000,000 ADAPTIX Acacia Research Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $146,300,000 M5 Networks ShoreTel Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $125,000,000 InfiniBand Intel Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $115,000,000 LiveOffice Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
14 $114,000,000 Bazaarvoice Undisclosed Software & Services Public
15 $107,250,000 Yelp Undisclosed Media Public
16 $85,000,000 Joyent Weather Investment II, Telefónica Digital Software & Services Investment
17 $85,000,000 Trion Worlds Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments Games Investment
18 $85,000,000 Yammer Consortium Media Investment
19 $80,000,000 Mykonos Software Juniper Networks Software & Services Acquisition
20 $73,000,000 ZestCash Consortium Transactions 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. 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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