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Internet DealBook Q1 Report 2012

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Top 20 Deals for February 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $5,000,000,000 NDS Group Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $4,800,000,000 Hitachi Global Storage Western Digital Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $2,200,000,000 AboveNet Zayo Group Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $1,900,000,000 Taleo Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
5 $775,000,000 Kiva Systems Amazon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $500,000,000 Double Down International Game Technology Games Acquisition
7 $494,000,000 Gennum Corporation Semtech Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $479,800,000 Bol.com Royal Ahold Ecommerce Acquisition
9 $334,000,000 SeaMicro AMD Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $321,000,000 Amobee SingTel Marketing Acquisition
11 $300,000,000 Transcend Nuance Communications Software & Services Acquisition
12 $291,000,000 Archipelago Learning PLATO Learning Software & Services Acquisition
13 $287,500,000 TaxACT InfoSpace Software & Services Acquisition
14 $275,000,000 Convio Blackbaud Software & Services Acquisition
15 $271,000,000 Lightwire Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $238,000,000 SquareTrade Bain Capital Ecommerce Investment
17 $230,000,000 RadVision Avaya Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
18 $230,000,000 Vividwireless Optus Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
19 $210,000,000 OMGPOP Zynga Games Acquisition
20 $195,000,000 BroadLight Broadcom Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition

More information

  1. Cisco Buys NDS Group For $5B (Silicon Tap)
  2. WD Completes Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Buy (So Cal Tech)
  3. Zayo Group To Acquire High Bandwidth Connectivity Company AboveNet For $2.2 Billion (Techcrunch)
  4. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  5. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (Techcrunch)
  6. Double Down Interactive SoldTo IGT For $500M (Northwest Innovation)
  7. Semtech To Pay $494M For Data Communications Firm Gennum (SoCal Tech)
  8. Royal Ahold acquires Bol.com (The Deal Pipiline)
  9. AMD Completes SeaMicro Buy (Silicon Tap )
  10. More Mobile Ad Consolidation: Carrier SingTel Buys Amobee For $321 Million (Techcrunch)
  11. Nuance Buys Transcription And Speech Editing Company Transcend For $300M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  12. Archipelago Learning Acquired By Private Equity Firm (Texas Tech Pulse)
  13. InfoSpace Buys Online Tax Solutions Company TaxACT For $287.5M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  14. Convio Acquired By Blackbaud For $275M (Texas Tech Pulse)
  15. Cisco Buys Lightwire (Silicon Tap)
  16. SquareTrade Lands $238M For Electronics Warranties (Silicon Tap)
  17. RadVision Finally Finds A Home With Telecom Giant Avaya — For $230 Million (Techcrunch)
  18. Optus buys Vividwireless for $230m (Delimeter)
  19. Zynga Just Bought OMGPOP for $200 Million (AllthingsD)
  20. Broadcom Acquiring Fiber-Optic Network Chip Company (Investors)

Top 20 Acquisitions for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $5,000,000,000 NDS Group Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $4,800,000,000 Hitachi Global Storage Western Digital Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $2,200,000,000 AboveNet Zayo Group Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $1,900,000,000 Taleo Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
5 $775,000,000 Kiva Systems Amazon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $500,000,000 Double Down International Game Technology Games Acquisition
7 $494,000,000 Gennum Corporation Semtech Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $479,800,000 Bol.com Royal Ahold Ecommerce Acquisition
9 $334,000,000 SeaMicro AMD Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $321,000,000 Amobee SingTel Marketing Acquisition
11 $300,000,000 Transcend Nuance Communications Software & Services Acquisition
12 $291,000,000 Archipelago Learning PLATO Learning Software & Services Acquisition
13 $287,500,000 TaxACT InfoSpace Software & Services Acquisition
14 $275,000,000 Convio Blackbaud Software & Services Acquisition
15 $271,000,000 Lightwire Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $230,000,000 RadVision Avaya Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
17 $230,000,000 Vividwireless Optus Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
18 $210,000,000 OMGPOP Zynga Games Acquisition
19 $195,000,000 BroadLight Broadcom Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
20 $179,000,000 iContact Vocus Marketing Acquisition

More information

  1. Cisco Buys NDS Group For $5B (Silicon Tap)
  2. WD Completes Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Buy (So Cal Tech)
  3. Zayo Group To Acquire High Bandwidth Connectivity Company AboveNet For $2.2 Billion (Techcrunch)
  4. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  5. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (Techcrunch)
  6. Double Down Interactive SoldTo IGT For $500M (Northwest Innovation)
  7. Semtech To Pay $494M For Data Communications Firm Gennum (SoCal Tech)
  8. Royal Ahold acquires Bol.com (The Deal Pipiline)
  9. AMD Completes SeaMicro Buy (Silicon Tap )
  10. More Mobile Ad Consolidation: Carrier SingTel Buys Amobee For $321 Million (Techcrunch)
  11. Nuance Buys Transcription And Speech Editing Company Transcend For $300M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  12. Archipelago Learning Acquired By Private Equity Firm (Texas Tech Pulse)
  13. InfoSpace Buys Online Tax Solutions Company TaxACT For $287.5M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  14. Convio Acquired By Blackbaud For $275M (Texas Tech Pulse)
  15. Cisco Buys Lightwire (Silicon Tap)
  16. RadVision Finally Finds A Home With Telecom Giant Avaya — For $230 Million (Techcrunch)
  17. Optus buys Vividwireless for $230m (Delimeter)
  18. Zynga Just Bought OMGPOP for $200 Million (AllthingsD)
  19. Broadcom Acquiring Fiber-Optic Network Chip Company (Investors)
  20. Vocus Buys Email Marketing Company iContact For $169 Million (Techcrunch)

Top 20 Investments for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $238,000,000 SquareTrade Bain Capital Ecommerce Investment
2 $150,000,000 Flipkart Online Services Accel Partners, Tiger Global Management Ecommerce Investment
3 $125,000,000 LianLian Pay American Express Mobile & Apps Investment
4 $100,000,000 LifeLock Consortium Software & Services Investment
5 $95,300,000 Izeos Newfund Media Investment
6 $85,000,000 Joyent Weather Investment II, Telefónica Digital Software & Services Investment
7 $85,000,000 Trion Worlds Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments Games Investment
8 $85,000,000 Yammer Consortium Media Investment
9 $73,000,000 ZestCash Consortium Transactions Investment
10 $60,000,000 Appirio Consortium Software & Services Investment
11 $53,400,000 Lithium Technologies Consortium Marketing Investment
12 $52,500,000 Code 42 Software Accel Partners, Split Rock Partners Software & Services Investment
13 $51,500,000 SocialHour PlayPhone Marketing Investment
14 $50,000,000 Apptio Consortium Software & Services Investment
15 $50,000,000 Violin Memory Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
16 $40,000,000 Kinnser Software Insight Venture Partners Software & Services Investment
17 $40,000,000 Redapt GE Capital’s Commercial Distribution Finance Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
18 $40,000,000 TrialPay Consortium Marketing Investment
19 $35,000,000 BeachMint Consortium Ecommerce Investment
20 $35,000,000 BOKU Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment

More information

  1. SquareTrade Lands $238M For Electronics Warranties (Silicon Tap)
  2. News Roundup: Flipkart Raises $150M From Accel, Tiger Global (VC Circle)
  3. AmEx Puts $125M In And Partners With Chinese Mobile Payments Company Lianlian To License Serve (Techcrunch)
  4. Identity Theft Protection Company LifeLock Raises $100M From Kleiner, Symantec; Acquires ID Analytics (Techcrunch)
  5. Izeos Receives Investment from Newfund (FinSMEs)
  6. Cloud Computing Software Company Joyent Raises $85 Million To Pursue Global Growth (Techcrunch)
  7. Trion Worlds Completes $85M Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  8. Enterprise Social Networking Platform Yammer Raises $85M From DFJ Growth, Khosla, And Others (Techcrunch)
  9. Former Google CIO Raises $73 Million To Reform Payday Loans With Data-Driven Startup ZestCash (Techcrunch)
  10. General Atlantic And Sequoia Put $60M In Enterprise Cloud Consultancy Appirio (Techcrunch)
  11. Lithium Raises $53.4M Fourth Round To Push For Lead In Social Brand Software (Techcrunch)
  12. Accel Leads $52.5M Round In Cloud-Based Data Storage And Backup Company Code 42 (Techcrunch)
  13. PlayPhone buys mobile marketing firm SocialHour for $51.5M (exclusive) (Venture Beat)
  14. Apptio Raises Massive, $50M Round (Northwest Innovation)
  15. Violin Memory Raises $50M (Silicon Tap)
  16. Kinnser Software Secures $40M in Series A Financing from Insight Venture Partners (FinSMEs)
  17. Redapt Receives $40M from GE Capital (FinSMEs)
  18. TrialPay Raises $40 Million From Visa, Greylock, T.Rowe Price (Techcrunch)
  19. BeachMint Raises Another Big Round: $35 Million For Celebrity-Backed Shopping Experiences (Techcrunch)
  20. Mobile Payment Startup BOKU Raises A $35M Round. NEA, Telefonica Among The Investors (Techcrunch)