Top 20 North American Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
2$4,800,000,000Hitachi Global StorageWestern DigitalHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$4,300,000,000AribaSAPSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$2,200,000,000AboveNetZayo GroupHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
5$1,900,000,000TaleoOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$1,500,000,000KnologyWOWHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
7$1,000,000,000InstagramFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
8$1,000,000,000Q9 NetworksBCEHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
9$775,000,000Kiva SystemsAmazonHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
10$689,000,000Buddy MediaSalesforceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11$612,000,000Hughes TelematicsVerizonHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
12$500,000,000Double DownInternational Game TechnologyGamesAcquisition
13$494,000,000Gennum CorporationSemtechHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
15$334,000,000SeaMicroAMDHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
16$325,000,000ConvioBlackbaudSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18$300,000,000TranscendNuance CommunicationsSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
20$291,000,000Archipelago LearningPLATO LearningSoftware & ServicesAcquisition

More information

  1. Facebook Stalls In Public Debut After Record $16B In IPO (Bloomberg)
  2. WD Completes Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Buy (SoCal Tech)
  3. SAP Agrees to Buy Ariba in $4.3B Deal (Business Week)
  4. Zayo Group To Acquire High Bandwidth Connectivity Company AboveNet For $2.2 Billion (TechCrunch)
  5. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  6. WOW! Buys Knology For $1.5 Billion (Tech Rockies)
  7. Facebook buys Instagram for $1bn and everyone hates it already (The Guardian)
  8. BCE buying cloud company Q9 Networks for $1B: sources (Financial Post)
  9. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (TechCrunch)
  10. Salesforce Lines Up Against Oracle On Social Push; Buys Buddy Media For $689M (TechCrunch)
  11. Verizon Purchases Hughes Telematics for $612M (Pando Daily)
  12. Double Down Interactive SoldTo IGT For $500M (Northwest Innovation)
  13. Semtech To Pay $494M For Data Communications Firm Gennum (SoCal Tech)
  14. Intuit Acquires Marketing SaaS Company Demandforce For $423.5M In Cash (TechCrunch)
  15. AMD Completes SeaMicro Buy (Silicon Tap )
  16. Blackbaud Completes Acquisition of Convio (Market Watch)
  17. More Mobile Ad Consolidation: Carrier SingTel Buys Amobee For $321 Million (TechCrunch)
  18. Nuance Buys Transcription And Speech Editing Company Transcend For $300M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  19. Social Media Marketer Vitrue Has Been Bought By Oracle For $300 Million (TechCrunch)
  20. Archipelago Learning Acquired By Private Equity Firm (Texas Tech Pulse)
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