Top 20 Software & Services Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$4,300,000,000AribaSAPSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
2$2,600,000,000LogicaCGISoftware & ServicesAcquisition
3$1,900,000,000TaleoOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$689,000,000Buddy MediaSalesforceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
5$325,000,000ConvioBlackbaudSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$300,000,000TranscendNuance CommunicationsSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
7$291,000,000Archipelago LearningPLATO LearningSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$287,500,000TaxACTInfoSpaceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
9$229,500,000SplunkUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
10$119,000,000SlideShareLinkedInSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11$115,000,000LiveOfficeSymantecSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$114,000,000BazaarvoiceUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
13$100,000,000CastlightT. Rowe Price, Redmile GroupSoftware & ServicesInvestment
14$100,000,000ConduitUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
15$100,000,000Face.comFacebookSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16$100,000,000LifeLockConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
17$88,000,000DemandwareUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
18$85,000,000JoyentWeather Investment II, Telefónica DigitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
19$80,000,000Mykonos SoftwareJuniper NetworksSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
20$80,000,000Veracity Payment SolutionsGreat Hill PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment

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. 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 (
  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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