Top 20 Hardware & Infrastructure Deals 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 $2,500,000,000 Elpida Memory Micron Technology Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $2,200,000,000 AboveNet Zayo Group Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $1,700,000,000 Cable & Wireless Worldwide Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $1,500,000,000 Knology WOW Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $1,000,000,000 Q9 Networks BCE Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $775,000,000 Kiva Systems Amazon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $644,000,000 City Telecom (Broadband+Telco Assets) CVC Capital Partners Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $612,000,000 Hughes Telematics Verizon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $494,000,000 Gennum Corporation Semtech Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $430,000,000 XtremIO EMC Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $334,000,000 SeaMicro AMD Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $271,000,000 Lightwire Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
15 $230,000,000 RadVision Avaya Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $230,000,000 Vividwireless Optus Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
17 $225,000,000 TeleBarbados Columbus International Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
18 $216,000,000 Xiaomi Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
19 $200,000,000 Psion Motorola Solutions Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
20 $200,000,000 Gigabit Squared Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment

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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