Archive | August, 2012

Top 20 Deals for July 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $16,000,000,000 Facebook Undisclosed Media Public
2 $5,000,000,000 NDS Group Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $4,900,000,000 Aegis Group Dentsu Marketing Acquisition
4 $4,800,000,000 Hitachi Global Storage Western Digital Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $4,300,000,000 Ariba SAP Software & Services Acquisition
6 $3,300,000,000 Getty Images The Carlyle Group Media Acquisition
7 $2,600,000,000 Logica CGI Software & Services Acquisition
8 $2,500,000,000 Elpida Memory Micron Technology Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $2,400,000,000 Quest Software Dell Software & Services Acquisition
10 $2,200,000,000 AboveNet Zayo Group Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $1,900,000,000 Taleo Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
12 $1,700,000,000 Cable & Wireless Worldwide Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $1,500,000,000 Knology WOW Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $1,300,000,000 Jupiter Shop Channel Bain Capital Ecommerce Acquisition
15 $1,300,000,000 Kenexa IBM Software & Services Acquisition
16 $1,260,000,000 Nicira Networks VMware Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
17 $1,200,000,000 Yammer Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
18 $1,100,000,000 Deltek Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
19 $1,040,000,000 ASML Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
20 $1,000,000,000 Instagram Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition

More information

  1. Facebook Stalls In Public Debut After Record $16B In IPO (Bloomberg)
  2. Cisco Buys NDS Group For $5B (Silicon Tap)
  3. Japanese ad giant Dentsu buys Aegis for £3.16 bn (Yahoo)
  4. WD Completes Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Buy (SoCal Tech)
  5. SAP Agrees to Buy Ariba in $4.3B Deal (Business Week)
  6. Getty Images Acquired By Carlyle For $3.3 Billion (Northwest Innovation)
  7. Canada’s CGI to Buy IT Rival Logica for $2.6 Billion (AllThingsD)
  8. Micron to Acquire Elpida Memory for $2.5 Billion (Pando Daily)
  9. Dell Acquires Quest Software For $2.4 Billion (TechCrunch)
  10. Zayo Group To Acquire High Bandwidth Connectivity Company AboveNet For $2.2 Billion (TechCrunch)
  11. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  12. Vodafone Buys Cable & Wireless For $1.7B, Gives Mobile Carrier Bigger Window On Enterprise, Broadband (TechCrunch)
  13. WOW! Buys Knology For $1.5 Billion (Tech Rockies)
  14. Bain Capital to acquire 50% stake in Jupiter Shop Channel from Sumitomo Corporation (Private Equity Wire)
  15. IBM Buys Social HR And Talent Management Software Company Kenexa For $1.3B In Cash (TechCrunch)
  16. VMware Buys Nicira For $1.26 Billion And Gives More Clues About Cloud Strategy (TechCrunch)
  17. Microsoft to Acquire Yammer (Microsoft )
  18. Why Thoma Bravo Paid $1.1 Billion For Deltek (AOL)
  19. Taiwan Semiconductor Buys 5% ASML Equity Stake (Bloomberg)
  20. Facebook buys Instagram for $1bn and everyone hates it already (The Guardian)

Top 20 Investments for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,040,000,000 ASML Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
2 $974,000,000 ASML Samsung Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
3 $248,000,000 BestSecret.com AXA Private Equity Ecommerce Investment
4 $238,000,000 SquareTrade Bain Capital Ecommerce Investment
5 $216,000,000 Xiaomi Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
6 $200,000,000 Gigabit Squared Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
7 $150,000,000 Fanatics.com Andreessen Horowitz, Insight Venture Partners Ecommerce Investment
8 $150,000,000 Flipkart Online Services Naspers, Tiger Global Ecommerce Investment
9 $136,000,000 Alarm.com Technology Crossover Ventures Software & Services Investment
10 $135,000,000 Sonos Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
11 $125,000,000 LianLian Pay American Express Mobile & Apps Investment
12 $125,000,000 Box General Atlantic Software & Services Investment
13 $105,000,000 Fab Consortium Ecommerce Investment
14 $100,000,000 LifeLock Consortium Software & Services Investment
15 $100,000,000 Conduit J.P. Morgan Asset Management Software & Services Investment
16 $100,000,000 Insieme Cisco Systems Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
17 $100,000,000 Castlight T. Rowe Price, Redmile Group Software & Services Investment
18 $100,000,000 Avail-TVN Carlyle Group Media Investment
19 $100,000,000 Donuts Consortium Marketing Investment
20 $100,000,000 GitHub Andreessen Horowitz Software & Services Investment

More information

  1. Taiwan Semiconductor Buys 5% ASML Equity Stake (Bloomberg)
  2. Taking A Big Hit On Design, Samsung Doubles Down On Chips, Puts $974M Into ASML (TechCrunch)
  3. AXA Private Equity Puts $248M Into Parent Of German Uber-Private Buying Club BestSecret.com (TechCrunch)
  4. SquareTrade Lands $238M For Electronics Warranties (Silicon Tap)
  5. Breaking: Xiaomi Raising $216M in Third Round (Technode)
  6. Gigabit Squared raises $200M to bring super fast internet to 6 communities (VentureBeat)
  7. Web Retailer Fanatics Valued at $1.5 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  8. Updated: Report: Flipkart To Raise $150M From Naspers, Tiger; What About Tradus? (Media Mana)
  9. Alarm.com Raises $136M from Technology Crossover Ventures (FinSMEs)
  10. Sonos Lands $135M For Its Classy Wireless Home Audio Systems (TechCrunch)
  11. AmEx Puts $125M In And Partners With Chinese Mobile Payments Company Lianlian To License Serve (TechCrunch)
  12. Box Raises $125M To Target Global Growth And Large Enterprises, Round Led By General Atlantic (TechCrunch)
  13. Fab Seals The Deal On $105 Million In New Funding (TechCrunch)
  14. Identity Theft Protection Company LifeLock Raises $100M From Kleiner, Symantec; Acquires ID Analytics (TechCrunch)
  15. Conduit Receives $100M Investment from J.P. Morgan Asset Management (FinSMEs)
  16. Cisco Announces Its $850 Million Spin-In (New York Times )
  17. Castlight Lands A Whopping $100M D Round To Bring Transparency To Healthcare Costs (TechCrunch)
  18. Digital Video Consolidation: Avail-TVN Picks Up $100M From Carlyle, Buys UK’s On Demand Group For $27M (TechCrunch)
  19. Demand Media Alum Gets $100M For Domain Registrar (SoCal Tech)
  20. GitHub Pours Energies into Enterprise – Raises $100 Million From Power VC Andreessen Horowitz (TechCrunch)

Top 20 Acquisitions 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 $4,900,000,000 Aegis Group Dentsu Marketing Acquisition
3 $4,800,000,000 Hitachi Global Storage Western Digital Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $4,300,000,000 Ariba SAP Software & Services Acquisition
5 $3,300,000,000 Getty Images The Carlyle Group Media Acquisition
6 $2,600,000,000 Logica CGI Software & Services Acquisition
7 $2,500,000,000 Elpida Memory Micron Technology Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $2,400,000,000 Quest Software Dell Software & Services Acquisition
9 $2,200,000,000 AboveNet Zayo Group Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $1,900,000,000 Taleo Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
11 $1,700,000,000 Cable & Wireless Worldwide Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $1,500,000,000 Knology WOW Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $1,300,000,000 Jupiter Shop Channel Bain Capital Ecommerce Acquisition
14 $1,300,000,000 Kenexa IBM Software & Services Acquisition
15 $1,260,000,000 Nicira Networks VMware Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $1,200,000,000 Yammer Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
17 $1,100,000,000 Deltek Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
18 $1,000,000,000 Instagram Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
19 $1,000,000,000 Q9 Networks BCE Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
20 $775,000,000 Kiva Systems Amazon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition

More information

  1. Cisco Buys NDS Group For $5B (Silicon Tap)
  2. Japanese ad giant Dentsu buys Aegis for £3.16 bn (Yahoo)
  3. WD Completes Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Buy (SoCal Tech)
  4. SAP Agrees to Buy Ariba in $4.3B Deal (Business Week)
  5. Getty Images Acquired By Carlyle For $3.3 Billion (Northwest Innovation)
  6. Canada’s CGI to Buy IT Rival Logica for $2.6 Billion (AllThingsD)
  7. Micron to Acquire Elpida Memory for $2.5 Billion (Pando Daily)
  8. Dell Acquires Quest Software For $2.4 Billion (TechCrunch)
  9. Zayo Group To Acquire High Bandwidth Connectivity Company AboveNet For $2.2 Billion (TechCrunch)
  10. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  11. Vodafone Buys Cable & Wireless For $1.7B, Gives Mobile Carrier Bigger Window On Enterprise, Broadband (TechCrunch)
  12. WOW! Buys Knology For $1.5 Billion (Tech Rockies)
  13. Bain Capital to acquire 50% stake in Jupiter Shop Channel from Sumitomo Corporation (Private Equity Wire)
  14. IBM Buys Social HR And Talent Management Software Company Kenexa For $1.3B In Cash (TechCrunch)
  15. VMware Buys Nicira For $1.26 Billion And Gives More Clues About Cloud Strategy (TechCrunch)
  16. Microsoft to Acquire Yammer (Microsoft )
  17. Why Thoma Bravo Paid $1.1 Billion For Deltek (AOL)
  18. Facebook buys Instagram for $1bn and everyone hates it already (The Guardian)
  19. BCE buying cloud company Q9 Networks for $1B: sources (Financial Post)
  20. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (TechCrunch)

Top IPOs for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $16,000,000,000 Facebook Undisclosed Media Public
2 $260,400,000 Palo Alto Networks Undisclosed Software & Services Public
3 $229,500,000 Splunk Undisclosed Software & Services Public
4 $210,000,000 ServiceNow Undisclosed Software & Services Public
5 $130,000,000 Millennial Media Undisclosed Marketing Public
6 $114,000,000 Bazaarvoice Undisclosed Software & Services Public
7 $107,250,000 Yelp Undisclosed Media Public
8 $92,000,000 Eloqua Undisclosed Software & Services Public
9 $91,000,000 Kayak Software Undisclosed Transactions Public
10 $89,600,000 Audience Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Public
11 $88,000,000 Demandware Undisclosed Software & Services Public
12 $86,000,000 CafePress Undisclosed Ecommerce Public
13 $81,000,000 Performant Financial Undisclosed Software & Services Public
14 $77,000,000 Peregrine Semiconductor Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Public
15 $72,000,000 EPAM Systems Undisclosed Software & Services Public
16 $71,500,000 Vipshop Undisclosed Ecommerce Public
17 $55,000,000 Brightcove Undisclosed Software & Services Public

More information

  1. Facebook Stalls In Public Debut After Record $16B In IPO (Bloomberg)
  2. Palo Alto Networks raises $260.4M, pricing above target range (Business Journal)
  3. Splunk Raises $229.5 Million in IPO on Demand for Data Analysis (Bloomberg)
  4. ServiceNow Advances In Debut After $210 Million IPO (Bloomberg)
  5. Millennial Media IPO shows strength of mobile display ads (Digital Media Wire)
  6. UPDATE 1-Bazaarvoice IPO raises $114 mln, priced above range-underwriter (Reuters)
  7. Yelp IPO raises $107M (New York Post)
  8. Vienna-based Eloqua raises $92M in IPO (Washington Post)
  9. Kayak Software Raises $91 Million, Prices IPO Above Range (Bloomberg)
  10. UPDATE 1-Audience Inc IPO prices above range (Reuters)
  11. Demandware Trades Up 48% After Its $88 Million IPO (Investors.com)
  12. CafePress ends debut day flat after $86M IPO (Biz Journal)
  13. Performant Financial Corp launches IPO (Dealipedia)
  14. Peregrine Semiconductor IPO (Private Semiconductors)
  15. EPAM Completes $72 Million IPO on NYSE (Quintura)
  16. Vipshop float raises $71.5m (China Daily)
  17. Brightcove Soars on Debut, as I.P.O. Outlook Brightens (DealBook)