Top 20 Software & Services Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$1,900,000,000TaleoOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
2$300,000,000TranscendNuance CommunicationsSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
3$291,000,000Archipelago LearningPLATO LearningSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$287,500,000TaxACTInfoSpaceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
5$275,000,000ConvioBlackbaudSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$229,500,000SplunkUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
7$115,000,000LiveOfficeSymantecSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$114,000,000BazaarvoiceUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
9$100,000,000LifeLockConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
10$100,000,000ConduitUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
11$88,000,000DemandwareUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
12$85,000,000JoyentWeather Investment II, Telefónica DigitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
13$80,000,000Mykonos SoftwareJuniper NetworksSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$80,000,000Veracity Payment SolutionsGreat Hill PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
15$72,000,000EPAM SystemsUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
16$70,000,000Skybox ImagingConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
17$60,000,000AppirioConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
18$55,000,000BrightcoveUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
19$52,500,000Code 42 SoftwareAccel Partners, Split Rock PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
20$50,000,000ApptioConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment

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  1. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  2. Nuance Buys Transcription And Speech Editing Company Transcend For $300M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  3. Archipelago Learning Acquired By Private Equity Firm (Texas Tech Pulse)
  4. InfoSpace Buys Online Tax Solutions Company TaxACT For $287.5M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  5. Convio Acquired By Blackbaud For $275M (Texas Tech Pulse)
  6. Splunk Raises $229.5 Million in IPO on Demand for Data Analysis (Bloomberg)
  7. Symantec Buys Cloud-Based Email Archiving Company LiveOffice For $115M (Techcrunch)
  8. UPDATE 1-Bazaarvoice IPO raises $114 mln, priced above range-underwriter (Reuters)
  9. Identity Theft Protection Company LifeLock Raises $100M From Kleiner, Symantec; Acquires ID Analytics (Techcrunch)
  10. Conduit Receives $100M Investment from J.P. Morgan Asset Management (FinSMEs)
  11. Demandware Trades Up 48% After Its $88 Million IPO (
  12. Cloud Computing Software Company Joyent Raises $85 Million To Pursue Global Growth (Techcrunch)
  13. Juniper Networks Buys Mykonos Software (Silicon Tap)
  14. Veracity Payment Solutions Secures $80M from Great Hill Partners (FinSMEs)
  15. EPAM Completes $72 Million IPO on NYSE (Quintura)
  16. Skybox Imaging Raises $70M To Launch Two High-Res Imaging Microsatellites (Techcrunch)
  17. General Atlantic And Sequoia Put $60M In Enterprise Cloud Consultancy Appirio (Techcrunch)
  18. Brightcove Soars on Debut, as I.P.O. Outlook Brightens (DealBook)
  19. Accel Leads $52.5M Round In Cloud-Based Data Storage And Backup Company Code 42 (Techcrunch)
  20. Apptio Raises Massive, $50M Round (Northwest Innovation)
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