Top 20 Hardware & Infrastructure Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$5,000,000,000NDS GroupCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
2$4,800,000,000Hitachi Global StorageWestern DigitalHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$2,500,000,000Elpida MemoryMicron TechnologyHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$2,200,000,000AboveNetZayo GroupHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
5$1,700,000,000Cable & Wireless WorldwideVodafoneHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
6$1,500,000,000KnologyWOWHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
7$1,000,000,000Q9 NetworksBCEHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
8$775,000,000Kiva SystemsAmazonHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
9$644,000,000City Telecom (Broadband+Telco Assets)CVC Capital PartnersHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
10$612,000,000Hughes TelematicsVerizonHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
11$494,000,000Gennum CorporationSemtechHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
12$430,000,000XtremIOEMCHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
13$334,000,000SeaMicroAMDHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
14$271,000,000LightwireCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
15$230,000,000RadVisionAvayaHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
16$230,000,000VividwirelessOptusHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
17$225,000,000TeleBarbadosColumbus InternationalHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
18$216,000,000XiaomiUndisclosedHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
19$200,000,000PsionMotorola SolutionsHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
20$200,000,000Gigabit SquaredUndisclosedHardware & InfrastructureInvestment

More information

  1. Cisco Buys NDS Group For $5B (Silicon Tap)
  2. WD Completes Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Buy (SoCal Tech)
  3. Micron to Acquire Elpida Memory for $2.5 Billion (Pando Daily)
  4. Zayo Group To Acquire High Bandwidth Connectivity Company AboveNet For $2.2 Billion (TechCrunch)
  5. Vodafone Buys Cable & Wireless For $1.7B, Gives Mobile Carrier Bigger Window On Enterprise, Broadband (TechCrunch)
  6. WOW! Buys Knology For $1.5 Billion (Tech Rockies)
  7. BCE buying cloud company Q9 Networks for $1B: sources (Financial Post)
  8. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (TechCrunch)
  9. CVC acquires Hong Kong Broadband Network (Global Telecoms Business)
  10. Verizon Purchases Hughes Telematics for $612M (Pando Daily)
  11. Semtech To Pay $494M For Data Communications Firm Gennum (SoCal Tech)
  12. EMC goes all-flash, buys XtremIO for $430M (Gigaom)
  13. AMD Completes SeaMicro Buy (Silicon Tap )
  14. Cisco Buys Lightwire (Silicon Tap)
  15. RadVision Finally Finds A Home With Telecom Giant Avaya — For $230 Million (Techcrunch)
  16. Optus buys Vividwireless for $230m (Delimeter)
  17. Columbus Inc in deal worth US$225m to acquire Tele-Barbados (Guardian)
  18. Breaking: Xiaomi Raising $216M in Third Round (Technode)
  19. Motorola Solutions to buy Psion for $200 million (Reuters)
  20. Gigabit Squared raises $200M to bring super fast internet to 6 communities (VentureBeat)
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