Top 20 Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$16,000,000,000FacebookUndisclosedMediaPublic
2$5,000,000,000NDS GroupCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$4,900,000,000Aegis GroupDentsuMarketingAcquisition
4$4,800,000,000Hitachi Global StorageWestern DigitalHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
5$4,300,000,000AribaSAPSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$3,300,000,000Getty ImagesThe Carlyle GroupMediaAcquisition
7$2,600,000,000LogicaCGISoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$2,500,000,000Elpida MemoryMicron TechnologyHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
9$2,400,000,000Quest SoftwareDellSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$2,200,000,000AboveNetZayo GroupHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
11$1,900,000,000TaleoOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$1,700,000,000Cable & Wireless WorldwideVodafoneHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
13$1,500,000,000KnologyWOWHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
14$1,300,000,000Jupiter Shop ChannelBain CapitalEcommerceAcquisition
15$1,300,000,000KenexaIBMSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16$1,260,000,000Nicira NetworksVMwareHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
17$1,200,000,000YammerMicrosoftSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18$1,100,000,000DeltekThoma BravoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$1,040,000,000ASMLTaiwan Semiconductor ManufacturingHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
20$1,000,000,000InstagramFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition

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)

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