Top 20 Software & Services Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $4,300,000,000 Ariba SAP Software & Services Acquisition
2 $2,600,000,000 Logica CGI Software & Services Acquisition
3 $2,400,000,000 Quest Software Dell Software & Services Acquisition
4 $1,900,000,000 Taleo Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
5 $1,200,000,000 Yammer Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
6 $689,000,000 Buddy Media Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
7 $670,000,000 Merchant e-Solutions Cielo Software & Services Acquisition
8 $325,000,000 Convio Blackbaud Software & Services Acquisition
9 $300,000,000 Transcend Nuance Communications Software & Services Acquisition
10 $291,000,000 Archipelago Learning PLATO Learning Software & Services Acquisition
11 $287,500,000 TaxACT InfoSpace Software & Services Acquisition
12 $229,500,000 Splunk Undisclosed Software & Services Public
13 $210,000,000 ServiceNow Undisclosed Software & Services Public
14 $195,000,000 Folhamatic Group Sage Group Software & Services Acquisition
15 $178,000,000 paysafecard.com Investcorp Software & Services Acquisition
16 $176,000,000 Lucid Markets FXCM Software & Services Acquisition
17 $160,000,000 BreakingPoint Systems Ixia Software & Services Acquisition
18 $119,000,000 SlideShare LinkedIn Software & Services Acquisition
19 $115,000,000 LiveOffice Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
20 $114,000,000 Bazaarvoice Undisclosed Software & Services Public

More information

  1. SAP Agrees to Buy Ariba in $4.3B Deal (Business Week)
  2. Canada’s CGI to Buy IT Rival Logica for $2.6 Billion (AllThingsD)
  3. Dell Acquires Quest Software For $2.4 Billion (TechCrunch)
  4. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  5. Microsoft to Acquire Yammer (Microsoft )
  6. Salesforce Lines Up Against Oracle On Social Push; Buys Buddy Media For $689M (TechCrunch)
  7. Cielo Acquires Merchant e-Solutions for $670,000,000 (Xconomy)
  8. Blackbaud Completes Acquisition of Convio (Market Watch)
  9. Nuance Buys Transcription And Speech Editing Company Transcend For $300M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  10. Archipelago Learning Acquired By Private Equity Firm (Texas Tech Pulse)
  11. InfoSpace Buys Online Tax Solutions Company TaxACT For $287.5M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  12. Splunk Raises $229.5 Million in IPO on Demand for Data Analysis (Bloomberg)
  13. ServiceNow Advances In Debut After $210 Million IPO (Bloomberg)
  14. Sage enters Brazil with acquisition of Folhamatic (Stock Market Wire)
  15. Investcorp buys Austrian online firm for $178 million (4 Traders)
  16. FXCM to Acquire Lucid Markets (Finance Yahoo)
  17. Network Testing Consolidation: Ixia Pays $160M Cash For Security-Focused BreakingPoint Systems (TechCrunch)
  18. LinkedIn Acquires Professional Content Sharing Platform SlideShare For $119M (Techcrunch)
  19. Symantec Buys Cloud-Based Email Archiving Company LiveOffice For $115M (TechCrunch)
  20. UPDATE 1-Bazaarvoice IPO raises $114 mln, priced above range-underwriter (Reuters)
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