Top 20 North American Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $16,000,000,000 Facebook Undisclosed Media Public
2 $4,800,000,000 Hitachi Global Storage Western Digital Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $4,300,000,000 Ariba SAP Software & Services Acquisition
4 $2,200,000,000 AboveNet Zayo Group Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $1,900,000,000 Taleo Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
6 $1,500,000,000 Knology WOW Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $1,000,000,000 Instagram Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
8 $1,000,000,000 Q9 Networks BCE Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $775,000,000 Kiva Systems Amazon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $689,000,000 Buddy Media Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
11 $612,000,000 Hughes Telematics Verizon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $500,000,000 Double Down International Game Technology Games Acquisition
13 $494,000,000 Gennum Corporation Semtech Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $423,500,000 Demandforce Intuit Marketing Acquisition
15 $334,000,000 SeaMicro AMD Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $325,000,000 Convio Blackbaud Software & Services Acquisition
17 $321,000,000 Amobee SingTel Marketing Acquisition
18 $300,000,000 Transcend Nuance Communications Software & Services Acquisition
19 $300,000,000 Vitrue Oracle Marketing Acquisition
20 $291,000,000 Archipelago Learning PLATO Learning Software & Services Acquisition

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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