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 $1,300,000,000 Kenexa IBM Software & Services Acquisition
6 $1,200,000,000 Yammer Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
7 $1,100,000,000 Deltek Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
8 $689,000,000 Buddy Media Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
9 $670,000,000 Merchant e-Solutions Cielo Software & Services Acquisition
10 $413,000,000 Accelerated Payment Technologies Global Payments Software & Services Acquisition
11 $406,000,000 SpringSoft Synopsys Software & Services Acquisition
12 $375,000,000 Salmat’s BPO Division Fujifilm Software & Services Acquisition
13 $335,000,000 TMW Systems Trimble Navigation Software & Services Acquisition
14 $325,000,000 Convio Blackbaud Software & Services Acquisition
15 $300,000,000 Transcend Nuance Communications Software & Services Acquisition
16 $291,000,000 Archipelago Learning PLATO Learning Software & Services Acquisition
17 $287,500,000 TaxACT InfoSpace Software & Services Acquisition
18 $270,000,000 UC4 EQT VI Software & Services Acquisition
19 $260,400,000 Palo Alto Networks Undisclosed Software & Services Public
20 $229,500,000 Splunk 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. IBM Buys Social HR And Talent Management Software Company Kenexa For $1.3B In Cash (TechCrunch)
  6. Microsoft to Acquire Yammer (Microsoft )
  7. Why Thoma Bravo Paid $1.1 Billion For Deltek (AOL)
  8. Salesforce Lines Up Against Oracle On Social Push; Buys Buddy Media For $689M (TechCrunch)
  9. Cielo Acquires Merchant e-Solutions for $670,000,000 (Xconomy)
  10. Deals of the day — mergers and acquisitions (Reuters)
  11. Synopsys Inc acquires SpringSoft Inc for $406 million (SpringSoft)
  12. Salmat soars on unit sale (The Australian)
  13. Trimble acquires logistics software maker TMW Systems for $335M (Venturebeat)
  14. Blackbaud Completes Acquisition of Convio (Yahoo)
  15. Nuance Buys Transcription And Speech Editing Company Transcend For $300M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  16. Archipelago Learning Acquired By Private Equity Firm (Texas Tech Pulse)
  17. InfoSpace Buys Online Tax Solutions Company TaxACT For $287.5M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  18. UC4 Software bought for $270M (Biz Journal)
  19. Palo Alto Networks raises $260.4M, pricing above target range (Business Journal)
  20. Splunk Raises $229.5 Million in IPO on Demand for Data Analysis (Bloomberg)
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