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)
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