Top 20 Acquisitions for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$5,000,000,000NDS GroupCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
2$4,800,000,000Hitachi Global StorageWestern DigitalHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$4,300,000,000AribaSAPSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$3,300,000,000Getty ImagesThe Carlyle GroupMediaAcquisition
5$1,900,000,000TaleoOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$1,500,000,000KnologyWOWHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
7$1,300,000,000Jupiter Shop ChannelBain CapitalEcommerceAcquisition
8$1,260,000,000Nicira NetworksVMwareHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
9$1,200,000,000YammerMicrosoftSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$1,100,000,000DeltekThoma BravoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11$1,000,000,000Q9 NetworksBCEHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
12$840,000,000BrightPointIngram MicroSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$775,000,000Kiva SystemsAmazonHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
14$764,000,000So-NetSonyHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
15$715,000,000InstagramFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
16$689,000,000Buddy MediaSalesforceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
17$670,000,000Merchant e-SolutionsCieloSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18$669,789,500TelstraClearVodafoneHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
19$660,000,000SHLCorporate Executive BoardMarketingAcquisition
20$644,000,000City Telecom (Broadband+Telco Assets)CVC Capital PartnersHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition

More information

  1. Cisco Buys NDS Group For $5B (Silicon Tap)
  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. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  6. WOW! Buys Knology For $1.5 Billion (Tech Rockies)
  7. Bain Capital to acquire 50% stake in Jupiter Shop Channel from Sumitomo Corporation (Private Equity Wire)
  8. VMware Buys Nicira For $1.26 Billion And Gives More Clues About Cloud Strategy (TechCrunch)
  9. Microsoft to Acquire Yammer (Microsoft )
  10. Why Thoma Bravo Paid $1.1 Billion For Deltek (AOL)
  11. BCE buying cloud company Q9 Networks for $1B: sources (Financial Post)
  12. Ingram Micro Completes BrightPoint Buy (SoCal Tech)
  13. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (TechCrunch)
  14. Sony Corp acquires So-Net (Sony Entertainment Network)
  15. Facebook’s final Instagram purchase price: $715 million in cash and stock (The Next Web)
  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. Vodafone NZ buys TelstraClear (New Zealand Herald)
  19. Corporate Executive Board buys talent analytics firm SHL (Research)
  20. CVC acquires Hong Kong Broadband Network (Global Telecoms Business)
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