Top 20 Investments for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$1,040,000,000ASMLTaiwan Semiconductor ManufacturingHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
2$974,000,000ASMLSamsungHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
3$248,000,000BestSecret.comAXA Private EquityEcommerceInvestment
4$238,000,000SquareTradeBain CapitalEcommerceInvestment
5$216,000,000XiaomiUndisclosedHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
6$200,000,000AliyunAlibabaMobile & AppsInvestment
7$200,000,000Gigabit SquaredUndisclosedHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
8$200,000,000SquareConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
9$150,000,000Fanatics.comAndreessen Horowitz, Insight Venture PartnersEcommerceInvestment
10$150,000,000Flipkart Online ServicesNaspers, Tiger GlobalEcommerceInvestment
11$136,000,000Alarm.comTechnology Crossover VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
12$135,000,000SonosConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
13$125,000,000BoxGeneral AtlanticSoftware & ServicesInvestment
14$125,000,000LianLian PayAmerican ExpressMobile & AppsInvestment
16$100,000,000Avail-TVNCarlyle GroupMediaInvestment
17$100,000,000CastlightT. Rowe Price, Redmile GroupSoftware & ServicesInvestment
18$100,000,000ConduitJ.P. Morgan Asset ManagementSoftware & ServicesInvestment
20$100,000,000GitHubAndreessen HorowitzSoftware & ServicesInvestment

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 (TechCrunch)
  4. SquareTrade Lands $238M For Electronics Warranties (Silicon Tap)
  5. Breaking: Xiaomi Raising $216M in Third Round (Technode)
  6. China’s Alibaba to spin off team developing mobile operating system (Reuters)
  7. Gigabit Squared raises $200M to bring super fast internet to 6 communities (VentureBeat)
  8. Mobile Payment Juggernaut Square Closes $200M Series D From Starbucks, Citi, Rizvi Traverse At $3.25B Valuation (TechCrunch)
  9. Web Retailer Fanatics Valued at $1.5 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  10. Updated: Report: Flipkart To Raise $150M From Naspers, Tiger; What About Tradus? (Media Mana)
  11. Raises $136M from Technology Crossover Ventures (FinSMEs)
  12. Sonos Lands $135M For Its Classy Wireless Home Audio Systems (TechCrunch)
  13. Box Raises $125M To Target Global Growth And Large Enterprises, Round Led By General Atlantic (TechCrunch)
  14. AmEx Puts $125M In And Partners With Chinese Mobile Payments Company Lianlian To License Serve (TechCrunch)
  15. Fab Seals The Deal On $105 Million In New Funding (TechCrunch)
  16. Digital Video Consolidation: Avail-TVN Picks Up $100M From Carlyle, Buys UK’s On Demand Group For $27M (TechCrunch)
  17. Castlight Lands A Whopping $100M D Round To Bring Transparency To Healthcare Costs (TechCrunch)
  18. Conduit Receives $100M Investment from J.P. Morgan Asset Management (FinSMEs)
  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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