Top 20 Software & Services Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$4,300,000,000AribaSAPSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
2$2,600,000,000LogicaCGISoftware & ServicesAcquisition
3$2,400,000,000Quest SoftwareDellSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$1,900,000,000TaleoOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
5$1,300,000,000KenexaIBMSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$1,200,000,000YammerMicrosoftSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
7$1,100,000,000DeltekThoma BravoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$689,000,000Buddy MediaSalesforceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
9$670,000,000Merchant e-SolutionsCieloSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$413,000,000Accelerated Payment TechnologiesGlobal PaymentsSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11$406,000,000SpringSoftSynopsysSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$375,000,000Salmat’s BPO DivisionFujifilmSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$350,000,000LodestoneInfosysSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$335,000,000TMW SystemsTrimble NavigationSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
15$325,000,000ConvioBlackbaudSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16$300,000,000TranscendNuance CommunicationsSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
17$291,000,000Archipelago LearningPLATO LearningSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18$287,500,000TaxACTInfoSpaceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$270,000,000UC4EQT VISoftware & ServicesAcquisition
20$260,400,000Palo Alto NetworksUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic

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. Infosys Acquiring Lodestone For Around $350 Million (Pulse 2)
  14. Trimble acquires logistics software maker TMW Systems for $335M (Venturebeat)
  15. Blackbaud Completes Acquisition of Convio (Yahoo)
  16. Nuance Buys Transcription And Speech Editing Company Transcend For $300M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  17. Archipelago Learning Acquired By Private Equity Firm (Texas Tech Pulse)
  18. InfoSpace Buys Online Tax Solutions Company TaxACT For $287.5M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  19. UC4 Software bought for $270M (Biz Journal)
  20. Palo Alto Networks raises $260.4M, pricing above target range (Business Journal)


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