Top 20 North American Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $16,000,000,000 Facebook Undisclosed Media Public
2 $4,800,000,000 Hitachi Global Storage Western Digital Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $4,300,000,000 Ariba SAP Software & Services Acquisition
4 $2,400,000,000 Quest Software Dell Software & Services Acquisition
5 $2,200,000,000 AboveNet Zayo Group Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $1,900,000,000 Taleo Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
7 $1,500,000,000 Knology WOW Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $1,200,000,000 Yammer Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
9 $1,000,000,000 Q9 Networks BCE Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $1,000,000,000 Instagram Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
11 $775,000,000 Kiva Systems Amazon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $689,000,000 Buddy Media Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
13 $670,000,000 Merchant e-Solutions Cielo Software & Services Acquisition
14 $612,000,000 Hughes Telematics Verizon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
15 $500,000,000 Double Down International Game Technology Games Acquisition
16 $494,000,000 Gennum Corporation Semtech Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
17 $423,500,000 Demandforce Intuit Marketing Acquisition
18 $380,000,000 Gaikai Sony Computer Entertainment Games Acquisition
19 $334,000,000 SeaMicro AMD Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
20 $325,000,000 Convio Blackbaud Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  1. Facebook Stalls In Public Debut After Record $16B In IPO (Bloomberg)
  2. WD Completes Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Buy (SoCal Tech)
  3. SAP Agrees to Buy Ariba in $4.3B Deal (Business Week)
  4. Dell Acquires Quest Software For $2.4 Billion (TechCrunch)
  5. Zayo Group To Acquire High Bandwidth Connectivity Company AboveNet For $2.2 Billion (TechCrunch)
  6. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  7. WOW! Buys Knology For $1.5 Billion (Tech Rockies)
  8. Microsoft to Acquire Yammer (Microsoft )
  9. BCE buying cloud company Q9 Networks for $1B: sources (Financial Post)
  10. Facebook buys Instagram for $1bn and everyone hates it already (The Guardian)
  11. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (TechCrunch)
  12. Salesforce Lines Up Against Oracle On Social Push; Buys Buddy Media For $689M (TechCrunch)
  13. Cielo Acquires Merchant e-Solutions for $670,000,000 (Xconomy)
  14. Verizon Purchases Hughes Telematics for $612M (Pando Daily)
  15. Double Down Interactive SoldTo IGT For $500M (Northwest Innovation)
  16. Semtech To Pay $494M For Data Communications Firm Gennum (SoCal Tech)
  17. Intuit Acquires Marketing SaaS Company Demandforce For $423.5M In Cash (TechCrunch)
  18. Sony Puffs Up Its Gaming Cloud, Buys Gaikai For $380M. OnLive Next In Line For A Buyer? (TechCrunch)
  19. AMD Completes SeaMicro Buy (Silicon Tap )
  20. Blackbaud Completes Acquisition of Convio (Market Watch)
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