Top 20 North American Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $4,800,000,000 Hitachi Global Storage Western Digital Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $2,200,000,000 AboveNet Zayo Group Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $1,900,000,000 Taleo Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
4 $1,500,000,000 Knology WOW Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $1,000,000,000 Instagram Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
6 $775,000,000 Kiva Systems Amazon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $500,000,000 Double Down International Game Technology Games Acquisition
8 $494,000,000 Gennum Corporation Semtech Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $423,500,000 Demandforce Intuit Marketing Acquisition
10 $334,000,000 SeaMicro AMD Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $321,000,000 Amobee SingTel Marketing Acquisition
12 $300,000,000 Transcend Nuance Communications Software & Services Acquisition
13 $291,000,000 Archipelago Learning PLATO Learning Software & Services Acquisition
14 $287,500,000 TaxACT InfoSpace Software & Services Acquisition
15 $275,000,000 Convio Blackbaud Software & Services Acquisition
16 $271,000,000 Lightwire Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
17 $238,000,000 SquareTrade Bain Capital Ecommerce Investment
18 $230,000,000 RadVision Avaya Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
19 $229,500,000 Splunk Undisclosed Software & Services Public
20 $210,000,000 OMGPOP Zynga Games Acquisition

More information

  1. WD Completes Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Buy (So Cal Tech)
  2. Zayo Group To Acquire High Bandwidth Connectivity Company AboveNet For $2.2 Billion (Techcrunch)
  3. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  4. WOW! Buys Knology For $1.5 Billion (Tech Rockies)
  5. Facebook buys Instagram for $1bn and everyone hates it already (The Guardian)
  6. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (Techcrunch)
  7. Double Down Interactive SoldTo IGT For $500M (Northwest Innovation)
  8. Semtech To Pay $494M For Data Communications Firm Gennum (SoCal Tech)
  9. Intuit Acquires Marketing SaaS Company Demandforce For $423.5M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  10. AMD Completes SeaMicro Buy (Silicon Tap )
  11. More Mobile Ad Consolidation: Carrier SingTel Buys Amobee For $321 Million (Techcrunch)
  12. Nuance Buys Transcription And Speech Editing Company Transcend For $300M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  13. Archipelago Learning Acquired By Private Equity Firm (Texas Tech Pulse)
  14. InfoSpace Buys Online Tax Solutions Company TaxACT For $287.5M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  15. Convio Acquired By Blackbaud For $275M (Texas Tech Pulse)
  16. Cisco Buys Lightwire (Silicon Tap)
  17. SquareTrade Lands $238M For Electronics Warranties (Silicon Tap)
  18. RadVision Finally Finds A Home With Telecom Giant Avaya — For $230 Million (Techcrunch)
  19. Splunk Raises $229.5 Million in IPO on Demand for Data Analysis (Bloomberg)
  20. Zynga Just Bought OMGPOP for $200 Million (AllthingsD)
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