Top 20 Hardware & Infrastructure Deals 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 $1,700,000,000 Cable & Wireless Worldwide Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $1,500,000,000 Knology WOW Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $775,000,000 Kiva Systems Amazon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $644,000,000 City Telecom (Broadband+Telco Assets) CVC Capital Partners Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $494,000,000 Gennum Corporation Semtech Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $334,000,000 SeaMicro AMD Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $271,000,000 Lightwire Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $230,000,000 Vividwireless Optus Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $230,000,000 RadVision Avaya Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $195,000,000 BroadLight Broadcom Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $160,000,000 ADAPTIX Acacia Research Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
15 $146,300,000 M5 Networks ShoreTel Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $125,000,000 InfiniBand Intel Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
17 $100,000,000 Insieme Cisco Systems Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
18 $79,000,000 Quantenna Communications Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
19 $51,800,000 Picochip Mindspeed Technologies Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
20 $50,000,000 Violin Memory Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment

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. Vodafone Buys Cable & Wireless For $1.7B, Gives Mobile Carrier Bigger Window On Enterprise, Broadband (Techcrunch)
  5. WOW! Buys Knology For $1.5 Billion (Tech Rockies)
  6. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (Techcrunch)
  7. CVC acquires Hong Kong Broadband Network (Global Telecoms Business)
  8. Semtech To Pay $494M For Data Communications Firm Gennum (SoCal Tech)
  9. AMD Completes SeaMicro Buy (Silicon Tap )
  10. Cisco Buys Lightwire (Silicon Tap)
  11. Optus buys Vividwireless for $230m (Delimeter)
  12. RadVision Finally Finds A Home With Telecom Giant Avaya — For $230 Million (Techcrunch)
  13. Broadcom Acquiring Fiber-Optic Network Chip Company (Investors)
  14. Patent Troll Buys ADAPTIX (And Its 4G Technology Patents) For $160M (Techcrunch)
  15. ShoreTel Picks Up M5 Networks (FinSMEs)
  16. Intel Acquires Fabric Technology InfiniBand From Qlogic For $125M (Techcrunch)
  17. Cisco Announces Its $850 Million Spin-In (New York Times )
  18. Quantenna Communications Closes $79M Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  19. Mindspeed Completes Picochip Buy (SoCal Tech)
  20. Violin Memory Raises $50M (Silicon Tap)
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