Archive | May, 2012

Top 20 Deals for April 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $16,000,000,000 Facebook Undisclosed Media Public
2 $5,000,000,000 NDS Group Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $4,800,000,000 Hitachi Global Storage Western Digital Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $4,300,000,000 Ariba SAP Software & Services Acquisition
5 $2,600,000,000 Logica CGI Software & Services Acquisition
6 $2,200,000,000 AboveNet Zayo Group Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $1,900,000,000 Taleo Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
8 $1,700,000,000 Cable & Wireless Worldwide Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $1,500,000,000 Knology WOW Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $1,000,000,000 Instagram Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
11 $1,000,000,000 Q9 Networks BCE Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $775,000,000 Kiva Systems Amazon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $689,000,000 Buddy Media Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
14 $644,000,000 City Telecom (Broadband+Telco Assets) CVC Capital Partners Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
15 $612,000,000 Hughes Telematics Verizon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $503,873,000 GameABC ZheBao Media Games Acquisition
17 $500,000,000 Double Down International Game Technology Games Acquisition
18 $494,000,000 Gennum Corporation Semtech Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
19 $479,800,000 Bol.com Royal Ahold Ecommerce Acquisition
20 $430,000,000 XtremIO EMC Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition

More information

  1. Facebook Stalls In Public Debut After Record $16B In IPO (Bloomberg)
  2. Cisco Buys NDS Group For $5B (Silicon Tap)
  3. WD Completes Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Buy (SoCal Tech)
  4. SAP Agrees to Buy Ariba in $4.3B Deal (Business Week)
  5. Canada’s CGI to Buy IT Rival Logica for $2.6 Billion (AllThingsD)
  6. Zayo Group To Acquire High Bandwidth Connectivity Company AboveNet For $2.2 Billion (TechCrunch)
  7. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  8. Vodafone Buys Cable & Wireless For $1.7B, Gives Mobile Carrier Bigger Window On Enterprise, Broadband (TechCrunch)
  9. WOW! Buys Knology For $1.5 Billion (Tech Rockies)
  10. Facebook buys Instagram for $1bn and everyone hates it already (The Guardian)
  11. BCE buying cloud company Q9 Networks for $1B: sources (Financial Post)
  12. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (TechCrunch)
  13. Salesforce Lines Up Against Oracle On Social Push; Buys Buddy Media For $689M (TechCrunch)
  14. CVC acquires Hong Kong Broadband Network (Global Telecoms Business)
  15. Verizon Purchases Hughes Telematics for $612M (Pando Daily)
  16. [Updated]Shanda Selling Two Gaming Subsidiaries (TechNode)
  17. Double Down Interactive SoldTo IGT For $500M (Northwest Innovation)
  18. Semtech To Pay $494M For Data Communications Firm Gennum (SoCal Tech)
  19. Royal Ahold acquires Bol.com (The Deal Pipiline)
  20. EMC goes all-flash, buys XtremIO for $430M (Gigaom)

Top 20 Acquisitions for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $5,000,000,000 NDS Group Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $4,800,000,000 Hitachi Global Storage Western Digital Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $4,300,000,000 Ariba SAP Software & Services Acquisition
4 $2,600,000,000 Logica CGI Software & Services Acquisition
5 $2,200,000,000 AboveNet Zayo Group Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $1,900,000,000 Taleo Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
7 $1,700,000,000 Cable & Wireless Worldwide Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $1,500,000,000 Knology WOW Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $1,000,000,000 Instagram Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
10 $1,000,000,000 Q9 Networks BCE Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $775,000,000 Kiva Systems Amazon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $689,000,000 Buddy Media Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
13 $644,000,000 City Telecom (Broadband+Telco Assets) CVC Capital Partners Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $612,000,000 Hughes Telematics Verizon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
15 $503,873,000 GameABC ZheBao Media Games Acquisition
16 $500,000,000 Double Down International Game Technology Games Acquisition
17 $494,000,000 Gennum Corporation Semtech Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
18 $479,800,000 Bol.com Royal Ahold Ecommerce Acquisition
19 $430,000,000 XtremIO EMC Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
20 $423,500,000 Demandforce Intuit Marketing Acquisition

More information

  1. Cisco Buys NDS Group For $5B (Silicon Tap)
  2. WD Completes Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Buy (SoCal Tech)
  3. SAP Agrees to Buy Ariba in $4.3B Deal (Business Week)
  4. Canada’s CGI to Buy IT Rival Logica for $2.6 Billion (AllThingsD)
  5. Zayo Group To Acquire High Bandwidth Connectivity Company AboveNet For $2.2 Billion (TechCrunch)
  6. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  7. Vodafone Buys Cable & Wireless For $1.7B, Gives Mobile Carrier Bigger Window On Enterprise, Broadband (TechCrunch)
  8. WOW! Buys Knology For $1.5 Billion (Tech Rockies)
  9. Facebook buys Instagram for $1bn and everyone hates it already (The Guardian)
  10. BCE buying cloud company Q9 Networks for $1B: sources (Financial Post)
  11. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (TechCrunch)
  12. Salesforce Lines Up Against Oracle On Social Push; Buys Buddy Media For $689M (TechCrunch)
  13. CVC acquires Hong Kong Broadband Network (Global Telecoms Business)
  14. Verizon Purchases Hughes Telematics for $612M (Pando Daily)
  15. [Updated]Shanda Selling Two Gaming Subsidiaries (TechNode)
  16. Double Down Interactive SoldTo IGT For $500M (Northwest Innovation)
  17. Semtech To Pay $494M For Data Communications Firm Gennum (SoCal Tech)
  18. Royal Ahold acquires Bol.com (The Deal Pipiline)
  19. EMC goes all-flash, buys XtremIO for $430M (Gigaom)
  20. Intuit Acquires Marketing SaaS Company Demandforce For $423.5M In Cash (TechCrunch)

Top IPOs for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $16,000,000,000 Facebook Undisclosed Media Public
2 $229,500,000 Splunk Undisclosed Software & Services Public
3 $130,000,000 Millennial Media Undisclosed Marketing Public
4 $114,000,000 Bazaarvoice Undisclosed Software & Services Public
5 $107,250,000 Yelp Undisclosed Media Public
6 $89,600,000 Audience Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Public
7 $88,000,000 Demandware Undisclosed Software & Services Public
8 $86,000,000 CafePress Undisclosed Ecommerce Public
9 $72,000,000 EPAM Systems Undisclosed Software & Services Public
10 $71,500,000 Vipshop Undisclosed Ecommerce Public
11 $55,000,000 Brightcove Undisclosed Software & Services Public

More information

  1. Facebook Stalls In Public Debut After Record $16B In IPO (Bloomberg)
  2. Splunk Raises $229.5 Million in IPO on Demand for Data Analysis (Bloomberg)
  3. Millennial Media shares double after IPO debut (VentureBeat)
  4. UPDATE 1-Bazaarvoice IPO raises $114 mln, priced above range-underwriter (Reuters)
  5. Yelp IPO raises $107M (New York Post)
  6. UPDATE 1-Audience Inc IPO prices above range (Reuters)
  7. Demandware Trades Up 48% After Its $88 Million IPO (Investors.com)
  8. CafePress ends debut day flat after $86M IPO (Biz Jorunal )
  9. EPAM Systems IPO Price To Work At $12.00 (Seeking Alpha)
  10. Vipshop float raises $71.5m (China Daily)
  11. Brightcove Soars on Debut, as I.P.O. Outlook Brightens (DealBook)

Top 20 Investments for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $238,000,000 SquareTrade Bain Capital Ecommerce Investment
2 $200,000,000 Gigabit Squared Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
3 $150,000,000 Fanatics.com Andreessen Horowitz, Insight Venture Partners Ecommerce Investment
4 $150,000,000 Flipkart Online Services Accel Partners, Tiger Global Management Ecommerce Investment
5 $125,000,000 LianLian Pay American Express Mobile & Apps Investment
6 $100,000,000 Avail-TVN Carlyle Group Media Investment
7 $100,000,000 Castlight T. Rowe Price, Redmile Group Software & Services Investment
8 $100,000,000 Conduit Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
9 $100,000,000 Donuts Consortium Marketing Investment
10 $100,000,000 Insieme Cisco Systems Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
11 $100,000,000 LifeLock Consortium Software & Services Investment
12 $95,300,000 Izeos Newfund Media Investment
13 $85,000,000 Joyent Weather Investment II, Telefónica Digital Software & Services Investment
14 $85,000,000 Trion Worlds Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments Games Investment
15 $85,000,000 Yammer Consortium Media Investment
16 $80,000,000 Veracity Payment Solutions Great Hill Partners Software & Services Investment
17 $80,000,000 Violin Memory Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
18 $79,000,000 Quantenna Communications Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
19 $75,000,000 Avito.ru Accel Partners Media Investment
20 $73,000,000 ZestCash Consortium Transactions Investment

More information

  1. SquareTrade Lands $238M For Electronics Warranties (Silicon Tap)
  2. Gigabit Squared raises $200M to bring super fast internet to 6 communities (VentureBeat)
  3. Web Retailer Fanatics Valued at $1.5 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  4. News Roundup: Flipkart Raises $150M From Accel, Tiger Global (VC Circle)
  5. AmEx Puts $125M In And Partners With Chinese Mobile Payments Company Lianlian To License Serve (TechCrunch)
  6. Digital Video Consolidation: Avail-TVN Picks Up $100M From Carlyle, Buys UK’s On Demand Group For $27M (TechCrunch)
  7. Castlight Lands A Whopping $100M D Round To Bring Transparency To Healthcare Costs (TechCrunch)
  8. Conduit Receives $100M Investment from J.P. Morgan Asset Management (FinSMEs)
  9. Demand Media Alum Gets $100M For Domain Registrar (SoCal Tech)
  10. Cisco Announces Its $850 Million Spin-In (New York Times )
  11. Identity Theft Protection Company LifeLock Raises $100M From Kleiner, Symantec; Acquires ID Analytics (TechCrunch)
  12. Izeos Receives Investment from Newfund (FinSMEs)
  13. Cloud Computing Software Company Joyent Raises $85 Million To Pursue Global Growth (TechCrunch)
  14. Trion Worlds Completes $85M Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  15. Enterprise Social Networking Platform Yammer Raises $85M From DFJ Growth, Khosla, And Others (Techcrunch)
  16. Veracity Payment Solutions Secures $80M from Great Hill Partners (FinSMEs)
  17. Exclusive: Violin Memory Boosts Latest Funding Round to $80 Million (AllThingsD)
  18. Quantenna Communications Closes $79M Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  19. Russian Classified Giant’s $75M From Accel Shows It’s 1999 In Emerging Economies (TechCrunch)
  20. Former Google CIO Raises $73 Million To Reform Payday Loans With Data-Driven Startup ZestCash (Techcrunch)