Top 20 Deals for 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)
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