Top 20 Software & Services Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,900,000,000 Taleo Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
2 $300,000,000 Transcend Nuance Communications Software & Services Acquisition
3 $291,000,000 Archipelago Learning PLATO Learning Software & Services Acquisition
4 $287,500,000 TaxACT InfoSpace Software & Services Acquisition
5 $275,000,000 Convio Blackbaud Software & Services Acquisition
6 $229,500,000 Splunk Undisclosed Software & Services Public
7 $115,000,000 LiveOffice Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
8 $114,000,000 Bazaarvoice Undisclosed Software & Services Public
9 $100,000,000 LifeLock Consortium Software & Services Investment
10 $100,000,000 Conduit Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
11 $88,000,000 Demandware Undisclosed Software & Services Public
12 $85,000,000 Joyent Weather Investment II, Telefónica Digital Software & Services Investment
13 $80,000,000 Mykonos Software Juniper Networks Software & Services Acquisition
14 $80,000,000 Veracity Payment Solutions Great Hill Partners Software & Services Investment
15 $72,000,000 EPAM Systems Undisclosed Software & Services Public
16 $70,000,000 Skybox Imaging Consortium Software & Services Investment
17 $60,000,000 Appirio Consortium Software & Services Investment
18 $55,000,000 Brightcove Undisclosed Software & Services Public
19 $52,500,000 Code 42 Software Accel Partners, Split Rock Partners Software & Services Investment
20 $50,000,000 Apptio Consortium Software & Services Investment

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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 (Investors.com)
  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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