Top 20 Acquisitions for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$5,000,000,000NDS GroupCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
2$4,800,000,000Hitachi Global StorageWestern DigitalHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$4,300,000,000AribaSAPSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$2,600,000,000LogicaCGISoftware & ServicesAcquisition
5$2,200,000,000AboveNetZayo GroupHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
6$1,900,000,000TaleoOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
7$1,700,000,000Cable & Wireless WorldwideVodafoneHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
8$1,500,000,000KnologyWOWHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
9$1,000,000,000InstagramFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
10$1,000,000,000Q9 NetworksBCEHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
11$775,000,000Kiva SystemsAmazonHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
12$689,000,000Buddy MediaSalesforceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$644,000,000City Telecom (Broadband+Telco Assets)CVC Capital PartnersHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
14$612,000,000Hughes TelematicsVerizonHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
15$503,873,000GameABCZheBao MediaGamesAcquisition
16$500,000,000Double DownInternational Game TechnologyGamesAcquisition
17$494,000,000Gennum CorporationSemtechHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
18$479,800,000Bol.comRoyal AholdEcommerceAcquisition
19$430,000,000XtremIOEMCHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition

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 (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)
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