Top 20 Investments for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $2,600,000,000 eAccess Softbank Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
2 $375,072,000 Zalando Kinnevik Ecommerce Investment
3 $258,000,000 MeeGo Jolla Software & Services Investment
4 $248,000,000 BestSecret.com AXA Private Equity Ecommerce Investment
5 $238,000,000 SquareTrade Bain Capital Ecommerce Investment
6 $220,000,000 Deltak.edu John Wiley & Sons Software & Services Investment
7 $216,000,000 Xiaomi Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
8 $200,000,000 Aliyun Alibaba Mobile & Apps Investment
9 $200,000,000 Gigabit Squared Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
10 $200,000,000 Square Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $200,000,000 Mogujie IDG Media Investment
12 $150,000,000 Fanatics.com Andreessen Horowitz, Insight Venture Partners Ecommerce Investment
13 $150,000,000 Flipkart Online Services Naspers, Tiger Global Ecommerce Investment
14 $136,000,000 Alarm.com Technology Crossover Ventures Software & Services Investment
15 $135,000,000 Sonos Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
16 $130,000,000 Barracuda Networks Sequoia Capital, Francisco Partners Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
17 $130,000,000 Deezer Access Industries Media Investment
18 $125,000,000 Box General Atlantic Software & Services Investment
19 $125,000,000 LianLian Pay American Express Mobile & Apps Investment
20 $118,000,000 Airbnb Undisclosed Transactions Investment

More information

  1. Japan’s Third Largest Carrier, Softbank, To Acquire Fourth Placed eAccess In Share Swap Worth $2.6BN (TechCrunch)
  2. Kinnevik Acquires Additional 10% of Zalando for €287M (FinSMEs)
  3. MeeGo OS Gets a $258M Lifeline from Jolla-led Alliance (Pando Daily)
  4. AXA Private Equity Puts $248M Into Parent Of German Uber-Private Buying Club BestSecret.com (TechCrunch)
  5. SquareTrade Lands $238M For Electronics Warranties (Silicon Tap)
  6. Wiley Beefs Up Higher Ed Biz: Partners With Knewton, Buys Online Degree Veteran Deltak For $220M (TechCrunch)
  7. Breaking: Xiaomi Raising $216M in Third Round (Technode)
  8. China’s Alibaba to spin off team developing mobile operating system (Reuters)
  9. Gigabit Squared raises $200M to bring super fast internet to 6 communities (VentureBeat)
  10. Mobile Payment Juggernaut Square Closes $200M Series D From Starbucks, Citi, Rizvi Traverse At $3.25B Valuation (TechCrunch)
  11. China’s Top Pinterest Clone Mogujie Confirms Series C Funding, Now Valued at $200 Million (Tech In Asia)
  12. Web Retailer Fanatics Valued at $1.5 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  13. Updated: Report: Flipkart To Raise $150M From Naspers, Tiger; What About Tradus? (Media Mana)
  14. Alarm.com Raises $136M from Technology Crossover Ventures (FinSMEs)
  15. Sonos Lands $135M For Its Classy Wireless Home Audio Systems (TechCrunch)
  16. Barracuda Networks Lands $130M, Eyes IPO (Silicon Tap)
  17. French Music Startup Deezer Gets $130M Fourth Round, Led By Warner Music Group’s Owner Access Industries (TechCrunch)
  18. Box Raises $125M To Target Global Growth And Large Enterprises, Round Led By General Atlantic (TechCrunch)
  19. AmEx Puts $125M In And Partners With Chinese Mobile Payments Company Lianlian To License Serve (TechCrunch)
  20. Airbnb Raises $118M (Silicon Tap)
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