Top 20 North American Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
2$4,800,000,000Hitachi Global StorageWestern DigitalHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$4,300,000,000AribaSAPSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$2,400,000,000Quest SoftwareDellSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
5$2,200,000,000AboveNetZayo GroupHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
6$1,900,000,000TaleoOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
7$1,500,000,000KnologyWOWHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
8$1,200,000,000YammerMicrosoftSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
9$1,000,000,000Q9 NetworksBCEHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
10$1,000,000,000InstagramFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
11$775,000,000Kiva SystemsAmazonHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
12$689,000,000Buddy MediaSalesforceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$670,000,000Merchant e-SolutionsCieloSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$612,000,000Hughes TelematicsVerizonHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
15$500,000,000Double DownInternational Game TechnologyGamesAcquisition
16$494,000,000Gennum CorporationSemtechHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
18$380,000,000GaikaiSony Computer EntertainmentGamesAcquisition
19$334,000,000SeaMicroAMDHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
20$325,000,000ConvioBlackbaudSoftware & ServicesAcquisition

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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