Top 20 Hardware & Infrastructure Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $5,000,000,000 NDS Group Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $4,800,000,000 Hitachi Global Storage Western Digital Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $2,600,000,000 eAccess Softbank Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
4 $1,500,000,000 Knology WOW Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $1,260,000,000 Nicira Networks VMware Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $1,000,000,000 Q9 Networks BCE Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $775,000,000 Kiva Systems Amazon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $764,000,000 So-Net Sony Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $669,789,500 TelstraClear Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $644,000,000 City Telecom (Broadband+Telco Assets) CVC Capital Partners Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $612,000,000 Hughes Telematics Verizon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $430,000,000 XtremIO EMC Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $430,000,000 Row 44 Global Eagle Acquisition Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $356,000,000 AuthenTec Apple Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
15 $350,000,000 Specialist Computer Holdings Tech Data Corp Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $334,000,000 SeaMicro AMD Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
17 $271,000,000 Lightwire Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
18 $230,500,000 Asia Tone Equinix Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
19 $230,000,000 Vividwireless Optus Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
20 $225,000,000 TeleBarbados Columbus International Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition

More information

  1. Cisco Buys NDS Group For $5B (Silicon Tap)
  2. WD Completes Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Buy (SoCal Tech)
  3. Japan’s Third Largest Carrier, Softbank, To Acquire Fourth Placed eAccess In Share Swap Worth $2.6BN (TechCrunch)
  4. WOW! Buys Knology For $1.5 Billion (Tech Rockies)
  5. VMware Buys Nicira For $1.26 Billion And Gives More Clues About Cloud Strategy (TechCrunch)
  6. BCE buying cloud company Q9 Networks for $1B: sources (Financial Post)
  7. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (TechCrunch)
  8. Sony Corp acquires So-Net (Sony Entertainment Network)
  9. Vodafone NZ buys TelstraClear (New Zealand Herald)
  10. CVC acquires Hong Kong Broadband Network (Global Telecoms Business)
  11. Verizon Purchases Hughes Telematics for $612M (Pando Daily)
  12. EMC goes all-flash, buys XtremIO for $430M (Gigaom)
  13. Row 44 Acquired In $430M Deal (SoCal Tech)
  14. Apple Buys Samsung’s Android Security Partner AuthenTec For $356M (TechCrunch)
  15. Tech Data bulks up European business with $350 million deal (Chicago Tribune)
  16. AMD Completes SeaMicro Buy (Silicon Tap )
  17. Cisco Buys Lightwire (Silicon Tap)
  18. Equinix Completes $230 Million Acquisition of Hong Kong Data Center Provider (Tech In Asia)
  19. Optus buys Vividwireless for $230m (Delimeter)
  20. Columbus Inc in deal worth US$225m to acquire Tele-Barbados (Guardian)
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