Top 20 Software & Services Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$4,300,000,000AribaSAPSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
2$2,600,000,000LogicaCGISoftware & ServicesAcquisition
3$2,400,000,000Quest SoftwareDellSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$1,900,000,000TaleoOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
5$1,200,000,000YammerMicrosoftSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$689,000,000Buddy MediaSalesforceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
7$670,000,000Merchant e-SolutionsCieloSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$325,000,000ConvioBlackbaudSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
9$300,000,000TranscendNuance CommunicationsSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$291,000,000Archipelago LearningPLATO LearningSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11$287,500,000TaxACTInfoSpaceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$260,400,000Palo Alto NetworksUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
13$229,500,000SplunkUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
14$210,000,000ServiceNowUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
15$195,000,000Folhamatic GroupSage GroupSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16$178,000,000paysafecard.comInvestcorpSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
17$176,000,000Lucid MarketsFXCMSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18$160,000,000BreakingPoint SystemsIxiaSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$136,000,000Alarm.comTechnology Crossover VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
20$119,000,000SlideShareLinkedInSoftware & ServicesAcquisition

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. Palo Alto Networks raises $260.4M, pricing above target range (Business Journal)
  13. Splunk Raises $229.5 Million in IPO on Demand for Data Analysis (Bloomberg)
  14. ServiceNow Advances In Debut After $210 Million IPO (Bloomberg)
  15. Sage enters Brazil with acquisition of Folhamatic (Stock Market Wire)
  16. Investcorp buys Austrian online firm for $178 million (4 Traders)
  17. FXCM to Acquire Lucid Markets (Finance Yahoo)
  18. Network Testing Consolidation: Ixia Pays $160M Cash For Security-Focused BreakingPoint Systems (TechCrunch)
  19. Raises $136M from Technology Crossover Ventures (FinSMEs)
  20. LinkedIn Acquires Professional Content Sharing Platform SlideShare For $119M (Techcrunch)
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