Top 20 North American Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$4,800,000,000Hitachi Global StorageWestern DigitalHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
2$2,200,000,000AboveNetZayo GroupHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$1,900,000,000TaleoOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$1,500,000,000KnologyWOWHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
5$1,000,000,000InstagramFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
6$775,000,000Kiva SystemsAmazonHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
7$500,000,000Double DownInternational Game TechnologyGamesAcquisition
8$494,000,000Gennum CorporationSemtechHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
10$334,000,000SeaMicroAMDHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
12$300,000,000TranscendNuance CommunicationsSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$291,000,000Archipelago LearningPLATO LearningSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$287,500,000TaxACTInfoSpaceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
15$275,000,000ConvioBlackbaudSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16$271,000,000LightwireCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
17$238,000,000SquareTradeBain CapitalEcommerceInvestment
18$230,000,000RadVisionAvayaHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
19$229,500,000SplunkUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic

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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