Top 20 Hardware & Infrastructure Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$5,000,000,000NDS GroupCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
2$4,800,000,000Hitachi Global StorageWestern DigitalHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$2,200,000,000AboveNetZayo GroupHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$1,700,000,000Cable & Wireless WorldwideVodafoneHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
5$1,500,000,000KnologyWOWHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
6$775,000,000Kiva SystemsAmazonHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
7$644,000,000City Telecom (Broadband+Telco Assets)CVC Capital PartnersHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
8$494,000,000Gennum CorporationSemtechHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
9$334,000,000SeaMicroAMDHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
10$271,000,000LightwireCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
11$230,000,000VividwirelessOptusHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
12$230,000,000RadVisionAvayaHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
13$195,000,000BroadLightBroadcomHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
14$160,000,000ADAPTIXAcacia ResearchHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
15$146,300,000M5 NetworksShoreTelHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
16$125,000,000InfiniBandIntelHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
17$100,000,000InsiemeCisco SystemsHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
18$79,000,000Quantenna CommunicationsConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
19$51,800,000PicochipMindspeed TechnologiesHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
20$50,000,000Violin MemoryConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment

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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