Top 20 North American Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
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$1,260,000,000Nicira NetworksVMwareHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
8$1,200,000,000YammerMicrosoftSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
9$1,100,000,000DeltekThoma BravoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$1,000,000,000Q9 NetworksBCEHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
11$840,000,000BrightPointIngram MicroSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$775,000,000Kiva SystemsAmazonHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
13$715,000,000InstagramFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
14$689,000,000Buddy MediaSalesforceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
15$670,000,000Merchant e-SolutionsCieloSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16$612,000,000Hughes TelematicsVerizonHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
17$500,000,000Double DownInternational Game TechnologyGamesAcquisition
18$430,000,000Row 44Global Eagle AcquisitionHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
20$413,000,000Accelerated Payment TechnologiesGlobal PaymentsSoftware & ServicesAcquisition

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. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  6. WOW! Buys Knology For $1.5 Billion (Tech Rockies)
  7. VMware Buys Nicira For $1.26 Billion And Gives More Clues About Cloud Strategy (TechCrunch)
  8. Microsoft to Acquire Yammer (Microsoft )
  9. Why Thoma Bravo Paid $1.1 Billion For Deltek (AOL)
  10. BCE buying cloud company Q9 Networks for $1B: sources (Financial Post)
  11. Ingram Micro Completes BrightPoint Buy (SoCal Tech)
  12. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (TechCrunch)
  13. Facebook’s final Instagram purchase price: $715 million in cash and stock (The Next Web)
  14. Salesforce Lines Up Against Oracle On Social Push; Buys Buddy Media For $689M (TechCrunch)
  15. Cielo Acquires Merchant e-Solutions for $670,000,000 (Xconomy)
  16. Verizon Purchases Hughes Telematics for $612M (Pando Daily)
  17. Double Down Interactive SoldTo IGT For $500M (Northwest Innovation)
  18. Row 44 Acquired In $430M Deal (SoCal Tech)
  19. Intuit Acquires Marketing SaaS Company Demandforce For $423.5M In Cash (TechCrunch)
  20. Deals of the day — mergers and acquisitions (Reuters)
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