Top 20 North American Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $16,000,000,000 Facebook Undisclosed Media Public
2 $4,800,000,000 Hitachi Global Storage Western Digital Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $4,300,000,000 Ariba SAP Software & Services Acquisition
4 $3,300,000,000 Getty Images The Carlyle Group Media Acquisition
5 $2,400,000,000 Quest Software Dell Software & Services Acquisition
6 $2,200,000,000 AboveNet Zayo Group Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $1,900,000,000 Taleo Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
8 $1,500,000,000 Knology WOW Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $1,300,000,000 Kenexa IBM Software & Services Acquisition
10 $1,260,000,000 Nicira Networks VMware Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $1,200,000,000 Yammer Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
12 $1,100,000,000 Deltek Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
13 $1,000,000,000 Instagram Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
14 $1,000,000,000 Q9 Networks BCE Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
15 $775,000,000 Kiva Systems Amazon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $689,000,000 Buddy Media Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
17 $670,000,000 Merchant e-Solutions Cielo Software & Services Acquisition
18 $612,000,000 Hughes Telematics Verizon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
19 $500,000,000 Double Down International Game Technology Games Acquisition
20 $494,000,000 Gennum Corporation Semtech Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition

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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