Top 20 Deals for February 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$5,000,000,000NDS GroupCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
2$4,800,000,000Hitachi Global StorageWestern DigitalHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$2,200,000,000AboveNetZayo GroupHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$1,900,000,000TaleoOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
5$775,000,000Kiva SystemsAmazonHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
6$500,000,000Double DownInternational Game TechnologyGamesAcquisition
7$494,000,000Gennum CorporationSemtechHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
8$479,800,000Bol.comRoyal AholdEcommerceAcquisition
9$334,000,000SeaMicroAMDHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
11$300,000,000TranscendNuance CommunicationsSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$291,000,000Archipelago LearningPLATO LearningSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$287,500,000TaxACTInfoSpaceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$275,000,000ConvioBlackbaudSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
15$271,000,000LightwireCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
16$238,000,000SquareTradeBain CapitalEcommerceInvestment
17$230,000,000RadVisionAvayaHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
18$230,000,000VividwirelessOptusHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
20$195,000,000BroadLightBroadcomHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition

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 (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)
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