Top 20 Software & Services Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$1,900,000,000TaleoOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
2$300,000,000TranscendNuance CommunicationsSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
3$291,000,000Archipelago LearningPLATO LearningSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$287,500,000TaxACTInfoSpaceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
5$275,000,000ConvioBlackbaudSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$115,000,000LiveOfficeSymantecSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
7$114,000,000BazaarvoiceUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
8$100,000,000LifeLockConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
9$88,000,000DemandwareUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
10$85,000,000JoyentWeather Investment II, Telefónica DigitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
11$80,000,000Mykonos SoftwareJuniper NetworksSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$72,000,000EPAM SystemsUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
13$60,000,000AppirioConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
14$55,000,000BrightcoveUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
15$52,500,000Code 42 SoftwareAccel Partners, Split Rock PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
16$50,000,000ApptioConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
17$40,000,000Kinnser SoftwareInsight Venture PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
18$35,000,000iCIMSSusquehanna Growth EquitySoftware & ServicesInvestment
19$28,000,000Thought Equity MotionInvestcorp Technology PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
20$27,000,000SezmiKIT digitalSoftware & ServicesAcquisition

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  1. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  2. Nuance Buys Transcription And Speech Editing Company Transcend For $300M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  3. Archipelago Learning Acquired By Private Equity Firm (Texas Tech Pulse)
  4. InfoSpace Buys Online Tax Solutions Company TaxACT For $287.5M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  5. Convio Acquired By Blackbaud For $275M (Texas Tech Pulse)
  6. Symantec Buys Cloud-Based Email Archiving Company LiveOffice For $115M (Techcrunch)
  7. UPDATE 1-Bazaarvoice IPO raises $114 mln, priced above range-underwriter (Reuters)
  8. Identity Theft Protection Company LifeLock Raises $100M From Kleiner, Symantec; Acquires ID Analytics (Techcrunch)
  9. Demandware Trades Up 48% After Its $88 Million IPO (
  10. Cloud Computing Software Company Joyent Raises $85 Million To Pursue Global Growth (Techcrunch)
  11. Juniper Networks Buys Mykonos Software (Silicon Tap)
  12. EPAM Completes $72 Million IPO on NYSE (Quintura)
  13. General Atlantic And Sequoia Put $60M In Enterprise Cloud Consultancy Appirio (Techcrunch)
  14. Brightcove Soars on Debut, as I.P.O. Outlook Brightens (DealBook)
  15. Accel Leads $52.5M Round In Cloud-Based Data Storage And Backup Company Code 42 (Techcrunch)
  16. Apptio Raises Massive, $50M Round (Northwest Innovation)
  17. Kinnser Software Secures $40M in Series A Financing from Insight Venture Partners (FinSMEs)
  18. iCIMS Receives $35M Equity Investment from Susquehanna Growth Equity (FinSMEs)
  19. Thought Equity Motion Receives $28M Investment from Investcorp Technology Partners (FinSMEs)
  20. No Cable Killer After All: KIT digital Buys Assets Of Sezmi For $27 Million (Techcrunch)
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