Top 20 Hardware & Infrastructure Deals for 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$775,000,000Kiva SystemsAmazonHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
5$494,000,000Gennum CorporationSemtechHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
6$334,000,000SeaMicroAMDHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
7$271,000,000LightwireCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
8$230,000,000RadVisionAvayaHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
9$230,000,000VividwirelessOptusHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
10$195,000,000BroadLightBroadcomHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
11$160,000,000ADAPTIXAcacia ResearchHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
12$146,300,000M5 NetworksShoreTelHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
13$125,000,000InfiniBandIntelHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
14$51,800,000PicochipMindspeed TechnologiesHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
15$50,000,000Violin MemoryConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
16$40,000,000RedaptGE Capital’s Commercial Distribution FinanceHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
17$35,000,000Unity SemiconductorRambusHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
18$35,000,000VoxelInternapHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
19$26,500,000IntegralSage PayHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
20$23,000,000BTI SystemsBain Capital VenturesHardware & InfrastructureInvestment

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. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (Techcrunch)
  5. Semtech To Pay $494M For Data Communications Firm Gennum (SoCal Tech)
  6. AMD Completes SeaMicro Buy (Silicon Tap )
  7. Cisco Buys Lightwire (Silicon Tap)
  8. RadVision Finally Finds A Home With Telecom Giant Avaya — For $230 Million (Techcrunch)
  9. Optus buys Vividwireless for $230m (Delimeter)
  10. Broadcom Acquiring Fiber-Optic Network Chip Company (Investors)
  11. Patent Troll Buys ADAPTIX (And Its 4G Technology Patents) For $160M (Techcrunch)
  12. ShoreTel Picks Up M5 Networks (FinSMEs)
  13. Intel Acquires Fabric Technology InfiniBand From Qlogic For $125M (Techcrunch)
  14. Mindspeed Completes Picochip Buy (SoCal Tech)
  15. Violin Memory Raises $50M (Silicon Tap)
  16. Redapt Receives $40M from GE Capital (FinSMEs)
  17. Rambus Buys Unity Semiconductor (Silicon Tap)
  18. Internap Buys Hosting, Cloud Services Company Voxel For Up To $35 Million (Techcrunch)
  19. Sage Pay acquires Dublin company Integral for €20m (Silicon Republic)
  20. BTI Systems Raises $23M in Equity Funding (FinSMEs)
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