Top 20 Deals for 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)
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