Top 20 Software & Services Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $4,300,000,000 Ariba SAP Software & Services Acquisition
2 $2,600,000,000 Logica CGI Software & Services Acquisition
3 $1,900,000,000 Taleo Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
4 $689,000,000 Buddy Media Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
5 $325,000,000 Convio Blackbaud Software & Services Acquisition
6 $300,000,000 Transcend Nuance Communications Software & Services Acquisition
7 $291,000,000 Archipelago Learning PLATO Learning Software & Services Acquisition
8 $287,500,000 TaxACT InfoSpace Software & Services Acquisition
9 $229,500,000 Splunk Undisclosed Software & Services Public
10 $119,000,000 SlideShare LinkedIn Software & Services Acquisition
11 $115,000,000 LiveOffice Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
12 $114,000,000 Bazaarvoice Undisclosed Software & Services Public
13 $100,000,000 Castlight T. Rowe Price, Redmile Group Software & Services Investment
14 $100,000,000 Conduit Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
15 $100,000,000 Face.com Facebook Software & Services Acquisition
16 $100,000,000 LifeLock Consortium Software & Services Investment
17 $88,000,000 Demandware Undisclosed Software & Services Public
18 $85,000,000 Joyent Weather Investment II, Telefónica Digital Software & Services Investment
19 $80,000,000 Mykonos Software Juniper Networks Software & Services Acquisition
20 $80,000,000 Veracity Payment Solutions Great Hill Partners Software & Services Investment

More information

  1. SAP Agrees to Buy Ariba in $4.3B Deal (Business Week)
  2. Canada’s CGI to Buy IT Rival Logica for $2.6 Billion (AllThingsD)
  3. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  4. Salesforce Lines Up Against Oracle On Social Push; Buys Buddy Media For $689M (TechCrunch)
  5. Blackbaud Completes Acquisition of Convio (Market Watch)
  6. Nuance Buys Transcription And Speech Editing Company Transcend For $300M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  7. Archipelago Learning Acquired By Private Equity Firm (Texas Tech Pulse)
  8. InfoSpace Buys Online Tax Solutions Company TaxACT For $287.5M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  9. Splunk Raises $229.5 Million in IPO on Demand for Data Analysis (Bloomberg)
  10. LinkedIn Acquires Professional Content Sharing Platform SlideShare For $119M (Techcrunch)
  11. Symantec Buys Cloud-Based Email Archiving Company LiveOffice For $115M (TechCrunch)
  12. UPDATE 1-Bazaarvoice IPO raises $114 mln, priced above range-underwriter (Reuters)
  13. Castlight Lands A Whopping $100M D Round To Bring Transparency To Healthcare Costs (TechCrunch)
  14. Conduit Receives $100M Investment from J.P. Morgan Asset Management (FinSMEs)
  15. Face.com Is Definitely Being Acquired By Facebook Say Sources (TechCrunch)
  16. Identity Theft Protection Company LifeLock Raises $100M From Kleiner, Symantec; Acquires ID Analytics (TechCrunch)
  17. Demandware Trades Up 48% After Its $88 Million IPO (Investors.com)
  18. Cloud Computing Software Company Joyent Raises $85 Million To Pursue Global Growth (TechCrunch)
  19. Juniper Networks Buys Mykonos Software (Silicon Tap)
  20. Veracity Payment Solutions Secures $80M from Great Hill Partners (FinSMEs)
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