Archive | February, 2012

Top 20 Ecommerce Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $479,800,000 Royal Ahold Ecommerce Acquisition
2 $238,000,000 SquareTrade Bain Capital Ecommerce Investment
3 $150,000,000 Flipkart Online Services Accel Partners, Tiger Global Management Ecommerce Investment
4 $35,000,000 BeachMint Consortium Ecommerce Investment
5 $30,000,000 Letao Consortium Ecommerce Investment
6 $20,000,000 Inspirato Institutional Venture Partners Ecommerce Investment
7 $14,000,000 Brainbees Solutions IDG Ventures India, SAIF Partners Ecommerce Investment
8 $11,000,000 Casacanda Fab Ecommerce Acquisition
9 $11,000,000 Consortium Ecommerce Investment
10 $10,800,000 Rocket Lawyer Consortium Ecommerce Investment
11 $10,000,000 Quickflix HBO Ecommerce Investment
12 $9,278,000 Level Equity, PROfounders Capital Ecommerce Investment
13 $8,700,000 Connect Parts Atomico Ecommerce Investment
14 $8,275,000 SecretSales Consortium Ecommerce Investment
15 $6,000,000 Poppin Shasta Ventures, First Round Capital Ecommerce Investment
16 $5,000,000 Acumen Brands Consortium Ecommerce Investment
17 $5,000,000 Kiwi Crate Consortium Ecommerce Investment
18 $5,000,000 Temando Ellerston Capital Ecommerce Investment
19 $4,300,000 Russian Investment fund, eVenture Capital Partners Ecommerce Investment
20 $4,000,000 Aria Retirement Solutions Polaris Venture Partners Ecommerce Investment

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  1. Royal Ahold acquires (The Deal Pipiline)
  2. SquareTrade Lands $238M For Electronics Warranties (Silicon Tap)
  3. News Roundup: Flipkart Raises $150M From Accel, Tiger Global (VC Circle)
  4. BeachMint Raises Another Big Round: $35 Million For Celebrity-Backed Shopping Experiences (Techcrunch)
  5. Letao Raising $30M in Series D (TechNode)
  6. Inspirato Gets $20M More (Tech Rockies)
  7. Brainbees Solutions Raises $14M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. Fab Buys Casacanda For $11M To Fight The Samwers In Europe (Techcrunch)
  9. Raises $11M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Do-it-yourself legal site Rocket Lawyer raises $10.8M (Venture Beat)
  11. HBO drops $10M on Australian rental service Quickflix (Venture Beat)
  12. raises £6m in Series B financing (Techcrunch)
  13. Skype founder’s VC fund Atomico is making its first investments in Brazilian startups (The Next Web)
  14. Private shopping club SecretSales raises £6.3 million to bankroll UK expansion (Techcrunch)
  15. Poppin Seals $6M Series A From Shasta and First Round To Beautify Your Bland Office (Techcrunch)
  16. Acumen Brands Raises $5M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Comcast Leads $5M Round In Subscription Service For Kids Activities Kiwi Crate (Techcrunch)
  18. Packer invests $5 million in shipping aggregator Temando (Power Retail)
  19. Meanwhile, In Europe … (, Appoxee,, HitFox, Populis) (Techcrunch)
  20. Aria Retirement Solutions Sings to $4M (VC News)

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

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  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

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  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)