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)
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