Archive | February, 2012

Top Games Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$500,000,000Double DownInternational Game TechnologyGamesAcquisition
2$96,000,000Ntreev SoftNCsoftGamesAcquisition
3$85,000,000Trion WorldsOntario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Bertelsmann Digital Media InvestmentsGamesInvestment
4$15,000,000Noumena InnovationsKongZhongGamesAcquisition
5$12,000,000FunPlusGSR VenturesGamesInvestment
6$12,000,000Game ClosureConsortiumGamesInvestment
7$10,000,000Meteor EntertainmentBenchmark Capital, FirstMark CapitalGamesInvestment
8$9,098,000CIB DevelopmentAsiasoft InternationalGamesAcquisition
9$7,870,000FlaregamesAccel PartnersGamesInvestment
10$7,000,000Oberon Media (TV game division)TransGamingGamesAcquisition
11$5,000,000Ignite Game TechnologiesUndisclosedGamesInvestment
12$2,100,000Fight My MonsterGreycroft Partners, eVenture Capital PartnersGamesInvestment
13$2,000,000Seismic GamesDFJ Frontier, Tom MatlackGamesInvestment
14$1,400,000OvelinConsortiumGamesInvestment

More information

  1. Double Down Interactive SoldTo IGT For $500M (Northwest Innovation)
  2. League of Legends and NCsoft’s Ntreev acquisition, this week in Korean news (Gamasutra)
  3. Trion Worlds Completes $85M Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  4. KongZhong Corporation Announces Strategic Acquisition of Noumena, a Smartphone Mobile Game Engine Company (Games Industry)
  5. China Online Gaming Roundup: FunPlus, RMB 57.7B, Consolidation (Nasdaq)
  6. Game Closure Turns Down Facebook & Zynga To Raise $12M For HTML5 Mobile Gaming (Techcrunch)
  7. Meteor Entertainment Raises $10M (SoCal Tech)
  8. Asiasoft acquires Malaysian gaming firm (Games Industry)
  9. flaregames Secures €6M (FinSMEs)
  10. TransGaming acquires Oberon Media’s TV games division for $7M (Venture Beat)
  11. Ignite Takes $5 Million Series C To Build World Of Warcraft For Car Racing (Techcrunch)
  12. Fight My Monster Lands $2.1 Million Investment From Greycroft (PandoDaily)
  13. Seismic Games Launches Social Gaming Studio, Raises $2M From DFJ Frontier (Techcrunch)
  14. Finnish Startup Ovelin Snags $1.4M From True Ventures To Reinvent Early Music Ed With Games (Techcrunch)

Top 20 Hardware & Infrastructure Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$494,000,000Gennum CorporationSemtechHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
2$271,000,000LightwireCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$230,000,000VividwirelessOptusHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$160,000,000ADAPTIXAcacia ResearchHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
5$146,300,000M5 NetworksShoreTelHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
6$125,000,000InfiniBandIntelHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
7$51,800,000PicochipMindspeed TechnologiesHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
8$35,000,000Unity SemiconductorRambusHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
9$26,500,000IntegralSage PayHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
10$23,000,000BTI SystemsBain Capital VenturesHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
11$23,000,000Pivot3ConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
12$21,700,000LuxteraConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
13$21,700,000Ruckus WirelessMeritech Capital Partners, SingTel Innov8Hardware & InfrastructureInvestment
14$20,000,000Eye-FiConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
15$16,000,000KEMP TechnologiesConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
16$10,300,000BridgeWave CommunicationsConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
17$10,000,000Black Sand TechnologiesNorthbridge Venture Partners, Austin VenturesHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
18$8,000,000AmplidataConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
19$7,500,000KEMP TechnologiesEdison VenturesHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
20$5,800,000SimpliVityUndisclosedHardware & InfrastructureInvestment

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)

Top 20 Marketing Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$53,400,000Lithium TechnologiesConsortiumMarketingInvestment
2$40,000,000TrialPayConsortiumMarketingInvestment
3$30,000,000KloutConsortiumMarketingInvestment
4$30,000,000Marin SoftwareConsortiumMarketingInvestment
5$27,000,000NeolaneConsortiumMarketingInvestment
6$25,000,000UnrulyConsortiumMarketingInvestment
7$22,700,000Incite Marketing PlanningSt IvesMarketingAcquisition
8$12,400,000Adara MediaConsortiumMarketingInvestment
9$12,000,000Bluefin LabsConsortiumMarketingInvestment
10$10,000,000ExtoleConsortiumMarketingInvestment
11$10,000,000MOGLConsortiumMarketingInvestment
12$10,000,000SpongecellSafeguard ScientificsMarketingInvestment
13$9,000,000LeadFormixCallidusCloudMarketingAcquisition
14$8,000,000ThinkVineConsortiumMarketingInvestment
15$6,500,000The Next Big SoundIA Ventures, Foundry GroupMarketingInvestment
16$6,000,000Compass LabsNew Enterprise Associates, Presidio VenturesMarketingInvestment
17$5,200,000EyeviewConsortiumMarketingInvestment
18$5,000,000BalihooOpenView Venture Partners, Highway 12 VenturesMarketingInvestment
19$4,500,000Brand Affinity TechnologiesUndisclosedMarketingInvestment
20$4,089,000XtractComptelMarketingAcquisition

More information

  1. Lithium Raises $53.4M Fourth Round To Push For Lead In Social Brand Software (Techcrunch)
  2. TrialPay Raises $40 Million From Visa, Greylock, T.Rowe Price (Techcrunch)
  3. Kleiner Leads Klout’s Latest “$30 Million” Funding Round (Techcrunch)
  4. Marin Software Raises $30M, Aims (Eventually) For IPO (Techcrunch)
  5. Neolane Lands $27 Million For ‘Conversational Marketing’ Tech (Techcrunch)
  6. Unruly Raises $25M in First External Funding (FinSMEs)
  7. Incite sold to marketing services group St Ives in £17m deal (Research)
  8. Adara Media Raises $12.4M (Silicon Tap)
  9. Bluefin Labs Raises $12M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Extole Raises $10M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  11. MOGL Gets $10M (SoCal Tech)
  12. Spongecell Raises $10M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  13. CallidusCloud Acquires Marketing Automation SaaS LeadFormix For $9 Million Cash (Techcrunch)
  14. Mo’ Money, Mo’ Marketing: Zmags Raises $7M, ThinkVine Lands $8M (Techcrunch)
  15. Another Data Play: The Next Big Sound Raises $6.5 Million From IA Ventures And Foundry (Techcrunch)
  16. Compass Labs Raises $6M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Eyeview Raises $5.2 Million For Personalized Video Ads (And They’re Pretty Nifty) (Techcrunch)
  18. Balihoo Raises $5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Brand Affinity Technologies Raises $4.5M (SoCal Tech)
  20. Comptel Acquires Advanced Analytics Startup Xtract For EUR 3.1 Million (Arctic Start Up)

Top 20 Media Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$175,000,000Allrecipes.comMeredith Corp.MediaAcquisition
2$107,250,000YelpUndisclosedMediaPublic
3$95,300,000IzeosNewfundMediaInvestment
4$85,000,000YammerConsortiumMediaInvestment
5$30,000,000The JetstreamQuantum Capital FundMediaInvestment
6$25,000,000eMarketerStripes GroupMediaInvestment
7$14,000,000SharecareGalen Partners, TomorrowVenturesMediaInvestment
8$14,000,000WayinConsortiumMediaInvestment
9$12,000,000BlipConsortiumMediaInvestment
10$12,000,000GetGlueRHO VenturesMediaInvestment
11$7,100,000B5MOak Investment Partners, Giosis HoldingsMediaInvestment
12$7,000,000SnagFilmsConsortiumMediaInvestment
13$6,700,000PearltreesGroupe AccueilMediaInvestment
14$6,000,000PiazzaConsortiumMediaInvestment
15$5,155,000vLexConsortiumMediaInvestment
16$4,400,000StyleHaulConsortiumMediaInvestment
17$4,000,000GrabCADMatrix Partners, Atlas VentureMediaInvestment
18$3,600,000RentWikiUndisclosedMediaInvestment
19$3,200,000KondootUndisclosedMediaInvestment
20$2,500,000PandoDailyConsortiumMediaInvestment

More information

  1. Deals of the day — mergers and acquisitions (Reuters)
  2. Yelp IPO raises $107M (New York Post)
  3. Izeos Receives Investment from Newfund (FinSMEs)
  4. Enterprise Social Networking Platform Yammer Raises $85M From DFJ Growth, Khosla, And Others (Techcrunch)
  5. South African VC Firm Debuts $200M US Fund, Invests $30M In ‘The Jetstream’ [Updated] (Techcrunch)
  6. eMarketer Receives $25M Investment from Stripes Group (FinSMEs)
  7. Sharecare Raises $14M in Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  8. Wayin Closes $14M Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Blip Closes $12M Financing (FinSMEs)
  10. TV Check-In Service GetGlue Scores $12M In Funding, 2M Users (Paid Content)
  11. B5M Raises $7.1M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. SnagFilms Closes $7M Equity and Debt Financing (FinSMEs)
  13. Pearltrees Raises $6.7M For Its “Collaborative Interest Graph” (Techcrunch)
  14. Bessemer Leads $6M Round In Q&A Platform For Students And Teachers, Piazza (Techcrunch)
  15. vLex Raises €4M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. StyleHaul Raises $4.4M (SoCal Tech)
  17. Mechanical Engineering Community GrabCAD Grabs $4 Million (Techcrunch)
  18. RentWiki Inks $3.6M (VC News)
  19. Kondoot eyes Mark Zuckerberg’s crown. Could Australia produce the next Facebook? (Australian Anthill)
  20. Sarah Lacy’s PandoDaily Raises $2.5 Million (Pulse)