Top 20 North American Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $4,800,000,000 Hitachi Global Storage Western Digital Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $2,200,000,000 AboveNet Zayo Group Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $1,900,000,000 Taleo Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
4 $775,000,000 Kiva Systems Amazon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $500,000,000 Double Down International Game Technology Games Acquisition
6 $494,000,000 Gennum Corporation Semtech Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $334,000,000 SeaMicro AMD Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $321,000,000 Amobee SingTel Marketing Acquisition
9 $300,000,000 Transcend Nuance Communications Software & Services Acquisition
10 $291,000,000 Archipelago Learning PLATO Learning Software & Services Acquisition
11 $287,500,000 TaxACT InfoSpace Software & Services Acquisition
12 $275,000,000 Convio Blackbaud Software & Services Acquisition
13 $271,000,000 Lightwire Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $238,000,000 SquareTrade Bain Capital Ecommerce Investment
15 $230,000,000 RadVision Avaya Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $210,000,000 OMGPOP Zynga Games Acquisition
17 $195,000,000 BroadLight Broadcom Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
18 $179,000,000 iContact Vocus Marketing Acquisition
19 $175,000,000 Allrecipes.com Meredith Corp. Media Acquisition
20 $173,000,000 Clairmail Monitise Mobile & Apps Acquisition

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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