Archive | June, 2012

Top 20 Deals for May 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $16,000,000,000 Facebook Undisclosed Media Public
2 $5,000,000,000 NDS Group Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $4,800,000,000 Hitachi Global Storage Western Digital Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $4,300,000,000 Ariba SAP Software & Services Acquisition
5 $2,600,000,000 Logica CGI Software & Services Acquisition
6 $2,500,000,000 Elpida Memory Micron Technology Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $2,400,000,000 Quest Software Dell Software & Services Acquisition
8 $2,200,000,000 AboveNet Zayo Group Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $1,900,000,000 Taleo Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
10 $1,700,000,000 Cable & Wireless Worldwide Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $1,500,000,000 Knology WOW Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $1,300,000,000 Jupiter Shop Channel Bain Capital Ecommerce Acquisition
13 $1,200,000,000 Yammer Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
14 $1,000,000,000 Q9 Networks BCE Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
15 $1,000,000,000 Instagram Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
16 $775,000,000 Kiva Systems Amazon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
17 $689,000,000 Buddy Media Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
18 $670,000,000 Merchant e-Solutions Cielo Software & Services Acquisition
19 $660,000,000 SHL Corporate Executive Board Marketing Acquisition
20 $644,000,000 City Telecom (Broadband+Telco Assets) CVC Capital Partners Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition

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. Micron to Acquire Elpida Memory for $2.5 Billion (Pando Daily)
  7. Dell Acquires Quest Software For $2.4 Billion (TechCrunch)
  8. Zayo Group To Acquire High Bandwidth Connectivity Company AboveNet For $2.2 Billion (TechCrunch)
  9. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  10. Vodafone Buys Cable & Wireless For $1.7B, Gives Mobile Carrier Bigger Window On Enterprise, Broadband (TechCrunch)
  11. WOW! Buys Knology For $1.5 Billion (Tech Rockies)
  12. Bain Capital buys 50% stake in Japanese TV channel (News Feed Researcher)
  13. Microsoft to Acquire Yammer (Microsoft )
  14. BCE buying cloud company Q9 Networks for $1B: sources (Financial Post)
  15. Facebook buys Instagram for $1bn and everyone hates it already (The Guardian)
  16. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (TechCrunch)
  17. Salesforce Lines Up Against Oracle On Social Push; Buys Buddy Media For $689M (TechCrunch)
  18. Cielo Acquires Merchant e-Solutions for $670,000,000 (Xconomy)
  19. Corporate Executive Board buys talent analytics firm SHL (Research)
  20. CVC acquires Hong Kong Broadband Network (Global Telecoms Business)

Top IPOs for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $16,000,000,000 Facebook Undisclosed Media Public
2 $229,500,000 Splunk Undisclosed Software & Services Public
3 $210,000,000 ServiceNow Undisclosed Software & Services Public
4 $130,000,000 Millennial Media Undisclosed Marketing Public
5 $114,000,000 Bazaarvoice Undisclosed Software & Services Public
6 $107,250,000 Yelp Undisclosed Media Public
7 $89,600,000 Audience Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Public
8 $88,000,000 Demandware Undisclosed Software & Services Public
9 $86,000,000 CafePress Undisclosed Ecommerce Public
10 $72,000,000 EPAM Systems Undisclosed Software & Services Public
11 $71,500,000 Vipshop Undisclosed Ecommerce Public
12 $55,000,000 Brightcove Undisclosed Software & Services Public

More information

  1. Facebook Stalls In Public Debut After Record $16B In IPO (Bloomberg)
  2. Splunk Raises $229.5 Million in IPO on Demand for Data Analysis (Bloomberg)
  3. ServiceNow Advances In Debut After $210 Million IPO (Bloomberg)
  4. Millennial Media shares double after IPO debut (VentureBeat)
  5. UPDATE 1-Bazaarvoice IPO raises $114 mln, priced above range-underwriter (Reuters)
  6. Yelp IPO raises $107M (New York Post)
  7. UPDATE 1-Audience Inc IPO prices above range (Reuters)
  8. Demandware Trades Up 48% After Its $88 Million IPO (Investors.com)
  9. CafePress ends debut day flat after $86M IPO (Biz Journal)
  10. EPAM Completes $72 Million IPO on NYSE (Quintura)
  11. Vipshop float raises $71.5m (China Daily)
  12. Brightcove Soars on Debut, as I.P.O. Outlook Brightens (DealBook)

Top 20 Investments for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $238,000,000 SquareTrade Bain Capital Ecommerce Investment
2 $216,000,000 Xiaomi Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
3 $200,000,000 Gigabit Squared Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
4 $150,000,000 Flipkart Online Services Accel Partners, Tiger Global Management Ecommerce Investment
5 $150,000,000 Fanatics.com Andreessen Horowitz, Insight Venture Partners Ecommerce Investment
6 $135,000,000 Sonos Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
7 $125,000,000 LianLian Pay American Express Mobile & Apps Investment
8 $100,000,000 Avail-TVN Carlyle Group Media Investment
9 $100,000,000 Insieme Cisco Systems Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
10 $100,000,000 LifeLock Consortium Software & Services Investment
11 $100,000,000 Donuts Consortium Marketing Investment
12 $100,000,000 Castlight T. Rowe Price, Redmile Group Software & Services Investment
13 $100,000,000 Conduit J.P. Morgan Asset Management Software & Services Investment
14 $95,300,000 Izeos Newfund Media Investment
15 $85,000,000 Yammer Consortium Media Investment
16 $85,000,000 Trion Worlds Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments Games Investment
17 $85,000,000 Joyent Weather Investment II, Telefónica Digital Software & Services Investment
18 $80,000,000 Violin Memory Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
19 $80,000,000 Veracity Payment Solutions Great Hill Partners Software & Services Investment
20 $79,000,000 Quantenna Communications Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment

More information

  1. SquareTrade Lands $238M For Electronics Warranties (Silicon Tap)
  2. Breaking: Xiaomi Raising $216M in Third Round (Technode)
  3. Gigabit Squared raises $200M to bring super fast internet to 6 communities (VentureBeat)
  4. News Roundup: Flipkart Raises $150M From Accel, Tiger Global (VC Circle)
  5. Web Retailer Fanatics Valued at $1.5 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  6. Sonos Lands $135M For Its Classy Wireless Home Audio Systems (TechCrunch)
  7. AmEx Puts $125M In And Partners With Chinese Mobile Payments Company Lianlian To License Serve (TechCrunch)
  8. Digital Video Consolidation: Avail-TVN Picks Up $100M From Carlyle, Buys UK’s On Demand Group For $27M (TechCrunch)
  9. Cisco Announces Its $850 Million Spin-In (New York Times )
  10. Identity Theft Protection Company LifeLock Raises $100M From Kleiner, Symantec; Acquires ID Analytics (TechCrunch)
  11. Demand Media Alum Gets $100M For Domain Registrar (SoCal Tech)
  12. Castlight Lands A Whopping $100M D Round To Bring Transparency To Healthcare Costs (TechCrunch)
  13. Conduit Receives $100M Investment from J.P. Morgan Asset Management (FinSMEs)
  14. Izeos Receives Investment from Newfund (FinSMEs)
  15. Enterprise Social Networking Platform Yammer Raises $85M From DFJ Growth, Khosla, And Others (Techcrunch)
  16. Trion Worlds Completes $85M Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  17. Cloud Computing Software Company Joyent Raises $85 Million To Pursue Global Growth (TechCrunch)
  18. Exclusive: Violin Memory Boosts Latest Funding Round to $80 Million (AllThingsD)
  19. Veracity Payment Solutions Secures $80M from Great Hill Partners (FinSMEs)
  20. Quantenna Communications Closes $79M Funding Round (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Acquisitions for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $5,000,000,000 NDS Group Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $4,800,000,000 Hitachi Global Storage Western Digital Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $4,300,000,000 Ariba SAP Software & Services Acquisition
4 $2,600,000,000 Logica CGI Software & Services Acquisition
5 $2,500,000,000 Elpida Memory Micron Technology Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $2,400,000,000 Quest Software Dell Software & Services Acquisition
7 $2,200,000,000 AboveNet Zayo Group Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $1,900,000,000 Taleo Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
9 $1,700,000,000 Cable & Wireless Worldwide Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $1,500,000,000 Knology WOW Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $1,300,000,000 Jupiter Shop Channel Bain Capital Ecommerce Acquisition
12 $1,200,000,000 Yammer Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
13 $1,000,000,000 Q9 Networks BCE Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $1,000,000,000 Instagram Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
15 $775,000,000 Kiva Systems Amazon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $689,000,000 Buddy Media Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
17 $670,000,000 Merchant e-Solutions Cielo Software & Services Acquisition
18 $660,000,000 SHL Corporate Executive Board Marketing Acquisition
19 $644,000,000 City Telecom (Broadband+Telco Assets) CVC Capital Partners Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
20 $612,000,000 Hughes Telematics Verizon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition

More information

  1. Cisco Buys NDS Group For $5B (Silicon Tap)
  2. WD Completes Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Buy (SoCal Tech)
  3. SAP Agrees to Buy Ariba in $4.3B Deal (Business Week)
  4. Canada’s CGI to Buy IT Rival Logica for $2.6 Billion (AllThingsD)
  5. Micron to Acquire Elpida Memory for $2.5 Billion (Pando Daily)
  6. Dell Acquires Quest Software For $2.4 Billion (TechCrunch)
  7. Zayo Group To Acquire High Bandwidth Connectivity Company AboveNet For $2.2 Billion (TechCrunch)
  8. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  9. Vodafone Buys Cable & Wireless For $1.7B, Gives Mobile Carrier Bigger Window On Enterprise, Broadband (TechCrunch)
  10. WOW! Buys Knology For $1.5 Billion (Tech Rockies)
  11. Bain Capital buys 50% stake in Japanese TV channel (News Feed Researcher)
  12. Microsoft to Acquire Yammer (Microsoft )
  13. BCE buying cloud company Q9 Networks for $1B: sources (Financial Post)
  14. Facebook buys Instagram for $1bn and everyone hates it already (The Guardian)
  15. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (TechCrunch)
  16. Salesforce Lines Up Against Oracle On Social Push; Buys Buddy Media For $689M (TechCrunch)
  17. Cielo Acquires Merchant e-Solutions for $670,000,000 (Xconomy)
  18. Corporate Executive Board buys talent analytics firm SHL (Research)
  19. CVC acquires Hong Kong Broadband Network (Global Telecoms Business)
  20. Verizon Purchases Hughes Telematics for $612M (Pando Daily)