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$3,300,000,000Getty ImagesThe Carlyle GroupMediaAcquisition
5$2,400,000,000Quest SoftwareDellSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$2,200,000,000AboveNetZayo GroupHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
7$1,900,000,000TaleoOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$1,500,000,000KnologyWOWHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
9$1,300,000,000KenexaIBMSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$1,260,000,000Nicira NetworksVMwareHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
11$1,200,000,000YammerMicrosoftSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$1,100,000,000DeltekThoma BravoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$1,000,000,000InstagramFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
14$1,000,000,000Q9 NetworksBCEHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
15$775,000,000Kiva SystemsAmazonHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
16$689,000,000Buddy MediaSalesforceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
17$670,000,000Merchant e-SolutionsCieloSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18$612,000,000Hughes TelematicsVerizonHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
19$500,000,000Double DownInternational Game TechnologyGamesAcquisition
20$494,000,000Gennum CorporationSemtechHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition

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. Getty Images Acquired By Carlyle For $3.3 Billion (Northwest Innovation)
  5. Dell Acquires Quest Software For $2.4 Billion (TechCrunch)
  6. Zayo Group To Acquire High Bandwidth Connectivity Company AboveNet For $2.2 Billion (TechCrunch)
  7. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  8. WOW! Buys Knology For $1.5 Billion (Tech Rockies)
  9. IBM Buys Social HR And Talent Management Software Company Kenexa For $1.3B In Cash (TechCrunch)
  10. VMware Buys Nicira For $1.26 Billion And Gives More Clues About Cloud Strategy (TechCrunch)
  11. Microsoft to Acquire Yammer (Microsoft )
  12. Why Thoma Bravo Paid $1.1 Billion For Deltek (AOL)
  13. Facebook buys Instagram for $1bn and everyone hates it already (The Guardian)
  14. BCE buying cloud company Q9 Networks for $1B: sources (Financial Post)
  15. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (TechCrunch)
  16. Salesforce Lines Up Against Oracle On Social Push; Buys Buddy Media For $689M (TechCrunch)
  17. Cielo Acquires Merchant e-Solutions for $670,000,000 (Xconomy)
  18. Verizon Purchases Hughes Telematics for $612M (Pando Daily)
  19. Double Down Interactive SoldTo IGT For $500M (Northwest Innovation)
  20. Semtech To Pay $494M For Data Communications Firm Gennum (SoCal Tech)
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