Top 20 Deals for April 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$16,000,000,000FacebookUndisclosedMediaPublic
2$5,000,000,000NDS GroupCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$4,800,000,000Hitachi Global StorageWestern DigitalHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$4,300,000,000AribaSAPSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
5$2,600,000,000LogicaCGISoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$2,200,000,000AboveNetZayo GroupHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
7$1,900,000,000TaleoOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$1,700,000,000Cable & Wireless WorldwideVodafoneHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
9$1,500,000,000KnologyWOWHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
10$1,000,000,000InstagramFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
11$1,000,000,000Q9 NetworksBCEHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
12$775,000,000Kiva SystemsAmazonHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
13$689,000,000Buddy MediaSalesforceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$644,000,000City Telecom (Broadband+Telco Assets)CVC Capital PartnersHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
15$612,000,000Hughes TelematicsVerizonHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
16$503,873,000GameABCZheBao MediaGamesAcquisition
17$500,000,000Double DownInternational Game TechnologyGamesAcquisition
18$494,000,000Gennum CorporationSemtechHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
19$479,800,000Bol.comRoyal AholdEcommerceAcquisition
20$430,000,000XtremIOEMCHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition

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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