Archive | February, 2012

Top Games Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $500,000,000 Double Down International Game Technology Games Acquisition
2 $96,000,000 Ntreev Soft NCsoft Games Acquisition
3 $85,000,000 Trion Worlds Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments Games Investment
4 $15,000,000 Noumena Innovations KongZhong Games Acquisition
5 $12,000,000 FunPlus GSR Ventures Games Investment
6 $12,000,000 Game Closure Consortium Games Investment
7 $10,000,000 Meteor Entertainment Benchmark Capital, FirstMark Capital Games Investment
8 $9,098,000 CIB Development Asiasoft International Games Acquisition
9 $7,870,000 Flaregames Accel Partners Games Investment
10 $7,000,000 Oberon Media (TV game division) TransGaming Games Acquisition
11 $5,000,000 Ignite Game Technologies Undisclosed Games Investment
12 $2,100,000 Fight My Monster Greycroft Partners, eVenture Capital Partners Games Investment
13 $2,000,000 Seismic Games DFJ Frontier, Tom Matlack Games Investment
14 $1,400,000 Ovelin Consortium Games Investment

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) 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)

Top 20 Marketing Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $53,400,000 Lithium Technologies Consortium Marketing Investment
2 $40,000,000 TrialPay Consortium Marketing Investment
3 $30,000,000 Klout Consortium Marketing Investment
4 $30,000,000 Marin Software Consortium Marketing Investment
5 $27,000,000 Neolane Consortium Marketing Investment
6 $25,000,000 Unruly Consortium Marketing Investment
7 $22,700,000 Incite Marketing Planning St Ives Marketing Acquisition
8 $12,400,000 Adara Media Consortium Marketing Investment
9 $12,000,000 Bluefin Labs Consortium Marketing Investment
10 $10,000,000 Extole Consortium Marketing Investment
11 $10,000,000 MOGL Consortium Marketing Investment
12 $10,000,000 Spongecell Safeguard Scientifics Marketing Investment
13 $9,000,000 LeadFormix CallidusCloud Marketing Acquisition
14 $8,000,000 ThinkVine Consortium Marketing Investment
15 $6,500,000 The Next Big Sound IA Ventures, Foundry Group Marketing Investment
16 $6,000,000 Compass Labs New Enterprise Associates, Presidio Ventures Marketing Investment
17 $5,200,000 Eyeview Consortium Marketing Investment
18 $5,000,000 Balihoo OpenView Venture Partners, Highway 12 Ventures Marketing Investment
19 $4,500,000 Brand Affinity Technologies Undisclosed Marketing Investment
20 $4,089,000 Xtract Comptel Marketing Acquisition

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) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $175,000,000 Meredith Corp. Media Acquisition
2 $107,250,000 Yelp Undisclosed Media Public
3 $95,300,000 Izeos Newfund Media Investment
4 $85,000,000 Yammer Consortium Media Investment
5 $30,000,000 The Jetstream Quantum Capital Fund Media Investment
6 $25,000,000 eMarketer Stripes Group Media Investment
7 $14,000,000 Sharecare Galen Partners, TomorrowVentures Media Investment
8 $14,000,000 Wayin Consortium Media Investment
9 $12,000,000 Blip Consortium Media Investment
10 $12,000,000 GetGlue RHO Ventures Media Investment
11 $7,100,000 B5M Oak Investment Partners, Giosis Holdings Media Investment
12 $7,000,000 SnagFilms Consortium Media Investment
13 $6,700,000 Pearltrees Groupe Accueil Media Investment
14 $6,000,000 Piazza Consortium Media Investment
15 $5,155,000 vLex Consortium Media Investment
16 $4,400,000 StyleHaul Consortium Media Investment
17 $4,000,000 GrabCAD Matrix Partners, Atlas Venture Media Investment
18 $3,600,000 RentWiki Undisclosed Media Investment
19 $3,200,000 Kondoot Undisclosed Media Investment
20 $2,500,000 PandoDaily Consortium Media Investment

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)