Top 20 North American Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$4,800,000,000Hitachi Global StorageWestern DigitalHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
2$2,200,000,000AboveNetZayo GroupHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$1,900,000,000TaleoOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$775,000,000Kiva SystemsAmazonHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
5$500,000,000Double DownInternational Game TechnologyGamesAcquisition
6$494,000,000Gennum CorporationSemtechHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
7$334,000,000SeaMicroAMDHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
9$300,000,000TranscendNuance CommunicationsSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$291,000,000Archipelago LearningPLATO LearningSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11$287,500,000TaxACTInfoSpaceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$275,000,000ConvioBlackbaudSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$271,000,000LightwireCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
14$238,000,000SquareTradeBain CapitalEcommerceInvestment
15$230,000,000RadVisionAvayaHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
17$195,000,000BroadLightBroadcomHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
19$175,000,000Allrecipes.comMeredith Corp.MediaAcquisition
20$173,000,000ClairmailMonitiseMobile & AppsAcquisition

More information

  1. WD Completes Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Buy (So Cal Tech)
  2. Zayo Group To Acquire High Bandwidth Connectivity Company AboveNet For $2.2 Billion (Techcrunch)
  3. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  4. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (Techcrunch)
  5. Double Down Interactive SoldTo IGT For $500M (Northwest Innovation)
  6. Semtech To Pay $494M For Data Communications Firm Gennum (SoCal Tech)
  7. AMD Completes SeaMicro Buy (Silicon Tap )
  8. More Mobile Ad Consolidation: Carrier SingTel Buys Amobee For $321 Million (Techcrunch)
  9. Nuance Buys Transcription And Speech Editing Company Transcend For $300M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  10. Archipelago Learning Acquired By Private Equity Firm (Texas Tech Pulse)
  11. InfoSpace Buys Online Tax Solutions Company TaxACT For $287.5M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  12. Convio Acquired By Blackbaud For $275M (Texas Tech Pulse)
  13. Cisco Buys Lightwire (Silicon Tap)
  14. SquareTrade Lands $238M For Electronics Warranties (Silicon Tap)
  15. RadVision Finally Finds A Home With Telecom Giant Avaya — For $230 Million (Techcrunch)
  16. Zynga Just Bought OMGPOP for $200 Million (AllthingsD)
  17. Broadcom Acquiring Fiber-Optic Network Chip Company (Investors)
  18. Vocus Buys Email Marketing Company iContact For $169 Million (Techcrunch)
  19. Deals of the day — mergers and acquisitions (Reuters)
  20. Mobile Banking Consolidation: Monitise Buys Clairmail For $173 Million (Techcrunch)
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