Top 20 Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$16,000,000,000FacebookUndisclosedMediaPublic
2$5,000,000,000NDS GroupCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$4,800,000,000Hitachi Global StorageWestern DigitalHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$4,300,000,000AribaSAPSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
5$2,600,000,000LogicaCGISoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$2,500,000,000Elpida MemoryMicron TechnologyHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
7$2,400,000,000Quest SoftwareDellSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$2,200,000,000AboveNetZayo GroupHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
9$1,900,000,000TaleoOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$1,700,000,000Cable & Wireless WorldwideVodafoneHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
11$1,500,000,000KnologyWOWHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
12$1,300,000,000Jupiter Shop ChannelBain CapitalEcommerceAcquisition
13$1,200,000,000YammerMicrosoftSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$1,000,000,000Q9 NetworksBCEHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
15$1,000,000,000InstagramFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
16$775,000,000Kiva SystemsAmazonHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
17$689,000,000Buddy MediaSalesforceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18$670,000,000Merchant e-SolutionsCieloSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$660,000,000SHLCorporate Executive BoardMarketingAcquisition
20$644,000,000City Telecom (Broadband+Telco Assets)CVC Capital PartnersHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition

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)
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