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

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  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)
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