Archive | April, 2012

Top 20 Deals for March 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 $1,900,000,000 Taleo Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
5 $1,700,000,000 Cable & Wireless Worldwide Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $1,500,000,000 Knology WOW Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $1,000,000,000 Instagram Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
8 $775,000,000 Kiva Systems Amazon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $644,000,000 City Telecom (Broadband+Telco Assets) CVC Capital Partners Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $503,873,000 GameABC ZheBao Media Games Acquisition
11 $500,000,000 Double Down International Game Technology Games Acquisition
12 $494,000,000 Gennum Corporation Semtech Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $479,800,000 Bol.com Royal Ahold Ecommerce Acquisition
14 $423,500,000 Demandforce Intuit Marketing Acquisition
15 $334,000,000 SeaMicro AMD Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $321,000,000 Amobee SingTel Marketing Acquisition
17 $300,000,000 Transcend Nuance Communications Software & Services Acquisition
18 $291,000,000 Archipelago Learning PLATO Learning Software & Services Acquisition
19 $287,500,000 TaxACT InfoSpace Software & Services Acquisition
20 $275,000,000 Convio Blackbaud Software & Services Acquisition

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. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  5. Vodafone Buys Cable & Wireless For $1.7B, Gives Mobile Carrier Bigger Window On Enterprise, Broadband (Techcrunch)
  6. WOW! Buys Knology For $1.5 Billion (Tech Rockies)
  7. Facebook buys Instagram for $1bn and everyone hates it already (The Guardian)
  8. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (Techcrunch)
  9. CVC acquires Hong Kong Broadband Network (Global Telecoms Business)
  10. [Updated]Shanda Selling Two Gaming Subsidiaries (Tech Node)
  11. Double Down Interactive SoldTo IGT For $500M (Northwest Innovation)
  12. Semtech To Pay $494M For Data Communications Firm Gennum (SoCal Tech)
  13. Royal Ahold acquires Bol.com (The Deal Pipiline)
  14. Intuit Acquires Marketing SaaS Company Demandforce For $423.5M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  15. AMD Completes SeaMicro Buy (Silicon Tap )
  16. More Mobile Ad Consolidation: Carrier SingTel Buys Amobee For $321 Million (Techcrunch)
  17. Nuance Buys Transcription And Speech Editing Company Transcend For $300M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  18. Archipelago Learning Acquired By Private Equity Firm (Texas Tech Pulse)
  19. InfoSpace Buys Online Tax Solutions Company TaxACT For $287.5M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  20. Convio Acquired By Blackbaud For $275M (Texas Tech Pulse)

Top 20 Acquisitions 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 $1,900,000,000 Taleo Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
5 $1,700,000,000 Cable & Wireless Worldwide Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $1,500,000,000 Knology WOW Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $1,000,000,000 Instagram Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
8 $775,000,000 Kiva Systems Amazon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $644,000,000 City Telecom (Broadband+Telco Assets) CVC Capital Partners Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $503,873,000 GameABC ZheBao Media Games Acquisition
11 $500,000,000 Double Down International Game Technology Games Acquisition
12 $494,000,000 Gennum Corporation Semtech Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $479,800,000 Bol.com Royal Ahold Ecommerce Acquisition
14 $423,500,000 Demandforce Intuit Marketing Acquisition
15 $334,000,000 SeaMicro AMD Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $321,000,000 Amobee SingTel Marketing Acquisition
17 $300,000,000 Transcend Nuance Communications Software & Services Acquisition
18 $291,000,000 Archipelago Learning PLATO Learning Software & Services Acquisition
19 $287,500,000 TaxACT InfoSpace Software & Services Acquisition
20 $275,000,000 Convio Blackbaud Software & Services Acquisition

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. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  5. Vodafone Buys Cable & Wireless For $1.7B, Gives Mobile Carrier Bigger Window On Enterprise, Broadband (Techcrunch)
  6. WOW! Buys Knology For $1.5 Billion (Tech Rockies)
  7. Facebook buys Instagram for $1bn and everyone hates it already (The Guardian)
  8. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (Techcrunch)
  9. CVC acquires Hong Kong Broadband Network (Global Telecoms Business)
  10. [Updated]Shanda Selling Two Gaming Subsidiaries (Tech Node)
  11. Double Down Interactive SoldTo IGT For $500M (Northwest Innovation)
  12. Semtech To Pay $494M For Data Communications Firm Gennum (SoCal Tech)
  13. Royal Ahold acquires Bol.com (The Deal Pipiline)
  14. Intuit Acquires Marketing SaaS Company Demandforce For $423.5M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  15. AMD Completes SeaMicro Buy (Silicon Tap )
  16. More Mobile Ad Consolidation: Carrier SingTel Buys Amobee For $321 Million (Techcrunch)
  17. Nuance Buys Transcription And Speech Editing Company Transcend For $300M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  18. Archipelago Learning Acquired By Private Equity Firm (Texas Tech Pulse)
  19. InfoSpace Buys Online Tax Solutions Company TaxACT For $287.5M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  20. Convio Acquired By Blackbaud For $275M (Texas Tech Pulse)

Top 20 Investments for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $238,000,000 SquareTrade Bain Capital Ecommerce Investment
2 $150,000,000 Flipkart Online Services Accel Partners, Tiger Global Management Ecommerce Investment
3 $125,000,000 LianLian Pay American Express Mobile & Apps Investment
4 $100,000,000 LifeLock Consortium Software & Services Investment
5 $100,000,000 Conduit Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
6 $100,000,000 Insieme Cisco Systems Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
7 $95,300,000 Izeos Newfund Media Investment
8 $85,000,000 Trion Worlds Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments Games Investment
9 $85,000,000 Joyent Weather Investment II, Telefónica Digital Software & Services Investment
10 $85,000,000 Yammer Consortium Media Investment
11 $80,000,000 Veracity Payment Solutions Great Hill Partners Software & Services Investment
12 $79,000,000 Quantenna Communications Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
13 $73,000,000 ZestCash Consortium Transactions Investment
14 $70,000,000 Skybox Imaging Consortium Software & Services Investment
15 $64,000,000 Just-Eat Vitruvian Partners Transactions Investment
16 $60,000,000 Appirio Consortium Software & Services Investment
17 $53,400,000 Lithium Technologies Consortium Marketing Investment
18 $52,500,000 Code 42 Software Accel Partners, Split Rock Partners Software & Services Investment
19 $50,000,000 Apptio Consortium Software & Services Investment
20 $50,000,000 Violin Memory Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment

More information

  1. SquareTrade Lands $238M For Electronics Warranties (Silicon Tap)
  2. News Roundup: Flipkart Raises $150M From Accel, Tiger Global (VC Circle)
  3. AmEx Puts $125M In And Partners With Chinese Mobile Payments Company Lianlian To License Serve (Techcrunch)
  4. Identity Theft Protection Company LifeLock Raises $100M From Kleiner, Symantec; Acquires ID Analytics (Techcrunch)
  5. Conduit Receives $100M Investment from J.P. Morgan Asset Management (FinSMEs)
  6. Cisco Announces Its $850 Million Spin-In (New York Times )
  7. Izeos Receives Investment from Newfund (FinSMEs)
  8. Trion Worlds Completes $85M Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  9. Cloud Computing Software Company Joyent Raises $85 Million To Pursue Global Growth (Techcrunch)
  10. Enterprise Social Networking Platform Yammer Raises $85M From DFJ Growth, Khosla, And Others (Techcrunch)
  11. Veracity Payment Solutions Secures $80M from Great Hill Partners (FinSMEs)
  12. Quantenna Communications Closes $79M Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  13. Former Google CIO Raises $73 Million To Reform Payday Loans With Data-Driven Startup ZestCash (Techcrunch)
  14. Skybox Imaging Raises $70M To Launch Two High-Res Imaging Microsatellites (Techcrunch)
  15. Just-Eat raises $64m for acquisitions (Financial Times)
  16. General Atlantic And Sequoia Put $60M In Enterprise Cloud Consultancy Appirio (Techcrunch)
  17. Lithium Raises $53.4M Fourth Round To Push For Lead In Social Brand Software (Techcrunch)
  18. Accel Leads $52.5M Round In Cloud-Based Data Storage And Backup Company Code 42 (Techcrunch)
  19. Apptio Raises Massive, $50M Round (Northwest Innovation)
  20. Violin Memory Raises $50M (Silicon Tap)

Top 20 Ecommerce Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $479,800,000 Bol.com Royal Ahold Ecommerce Acquisition
2 $238,000,000 SquareTrade Bain Capital Ecommerce Investment
3 $150,000,000 Flipkart Online Services Accel Partners, Tiger Global Management Ecommerce Investment
4 $86,000,000 CafePress Undisclosed Ecommerce Public
5 $71,500,000 Vipshop Undisclosed Ecommerce Public
6 $35,000,000 BeachMint Consortium Ecommerce Investment
7 $30,000,000 Letao Consortium Ecommerce Investment
8 $30,000,000 Wikimart Tiger Global Ecommerce Investment
9 $27,000,000 The Honest Company Consortium Ecommerce Investment
10 $26,000,000 2tor Consortium Ecommerce Investment
11 $25,000,000 Chegg Consortium Ecommerce Investment
12 $20,000,000 Inspirato Institutional Venture Partners Ecommerce Investment
13 $16,400,000 Bonobos Consortium Ecommerce Investment
14 $14,000,000 Brainbees Solutions IDG Ventures India, SAIF Partners Ecommerce Investment
15 $12,420,000 StyleTread Consortium Ecommerce Investment
16 $12,100,000 Bathrooms.com Consortium Ecommerce Investment
17 $11,000,000 Stylistpick.com Consortium Ecommerce Investment
18 $11,000,000 Casacanda Fab Ecommerce Acquisition
19 $10,800,000 Rocket Lawyer Consortium Ecommerce Investment
20 $10,100,000 AHAlife Consortium Ecommerce Investment

More information

  1. Royal Ahold acquires Bol.com (The Deal Pipiline)
  2. SquareTrade Lands $238M For Electronics Warranties (Silicon Tap)
  3. News Roundup: Flipkart Raises $150M From Accel, Tiger Global (VC Circle)
  4. CafePress ends debut day flat after $86M IPO (Biz Jorunal )
  5. Vipshop float raises $71.5m (China Daily)
  6. BeachMint Raises Another Big Round: $35 Million For Celebrity-Backed Shopping Experiences (Techcrunch)
  7. Letao Raising $30M in Series D (TechNode)
  8. Wikimart Raises $30 Million From Tiger Global And Others (Quintura)
  9. The Honest Company Completes $27M Series A Financing (FinSMEs)
  10. 2tor Raises $26M D Round To Put Online Degrees In The Same Class As Their On-Campus Rivals (Techcrunch)
  11. Chegg Finds $25M More (Silicon Tap)
  12. Inspirato Gets $20M More (Tech Rockies)
  13. Nordstrom Leads $16.4 Million Investment In Bonobos, Now Available In Stores (Forbes)
  14. Brainbees Solutions Raises $14M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Zappos Clone StyleTread Secures $12 Million To Keep Australia Heeled (Techcrunch)
  16. Bathrooms.com Raises £7.5M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Stylistpick.com Raises $11M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Fab Buys Casacanda For $11M To Fight The Samwers In Europe (Techcrunch)
  19. Do-it-yourself legal site Rocket Lawyer raises $10.8M (Venture Beat)
  20. AHAlife Raises $10.1M To Curate And Sell Hard-To-Find, Luxury Products From Around The World (Techcrunch)