Top 20 Hardware & Infrastructure Deals 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 $775,000,000 Kiva Systems Amazon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $494,000,000 Gennum Corporation Semtech Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $334,000,000 SeaMicro AMD Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $271,000,000 Lightwire Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $230,000,000 RadVision Avaya Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $230,000,000 Vividwireless Optus Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $195,000,000 BroadLight Broadcom Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $160,000,000 ADAPTIX Acacia Research Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $146,300,000 M5 Networks ShoreTel Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $125,000,000 InfiniBand Intel Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $51,800,000 Picochip Mindspeed Technologies Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
15 $50,000,000 Violin Memory Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
16 $40,000,000 Redapt GE Capital’s Commercial Distribution Finance Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
17 $35,000,000 Unity Semiconductor Rambus Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
18 $35,000,000 Voxel Internap Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
19 $26,500,000 Integral Sage Pay Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
20 $23,000,000 BTI Systems Bain Capital Ventures Hardware & Infrastructure Investment

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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