Archive | November, 2012

Top 20 Deals for October 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $16,000,000,000 Facebook Undisclosed Media Public
2 $5,000,000,000 NDS Group Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $4,800,000,000 Hitachi Global Storage Western Digital Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $4,300,000,000 Ariba SAP Software & Services Acquisition
5 $3,300,000,000 Getty Images The Carlyle Group Media Acquisition
6 $1,900,000,000 Taleo Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
7 $1,500,000,000 Knology WOW Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $1,300,000,000 Jupiter Shop Channel Bain Capital Ecommerce Acquisition
9 $1,260,000,000 Nicira Networks VMware Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $1,200,000,000 Meraki Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $1,200,000,000 Yammer Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
12 $1,100,000,000 Deltek Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
13 $1,000,000,000 Q9 Networks BCE Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $840,000,000 BrightPoint Ingram Micro Software & Services Acquisition
15 $775,000,000 Kiva Systems Amazon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $764,000,000 So-Net Sony Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
17 $715,000,000 Instagram Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
18 $689,000,000 Buddy Media Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
19 $670,000,000 Merchant e-Solutions Cielo Software & Services Acquisition
20 $669,789,500 TelstraClear Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition

More information

  1. Facebook Stalls In Public Debut After Record $16B In IPO (Bloomberg)
  2. Cisco Buys NDS Group For $5B (Silicon Tap)
  3. WD Completes Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Buy (SoCal Tech)
  4. SAP Agrees to Buy Ariba in $4.3B Deal (Business Week)
  5. Getty Images Acquired By Carlyle For $3.3 Billion (Northwest Innovation)
  6. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  7. WOW! Buys Knology For $1.5 Billion (Tech Rockies)
  8. Bain Capital to acquire 50% stake in Jupiter Shop Channel from Sumitomo Corporation (Private Equity Wire)
  9. VMware Buys Nicira For $1.26 Billion And Gives More Clues About Cloud Strategy (TechCrunch)
  10. Cisco Acquires Enterprise Wi-Fi Startup Meraki For $1.2 Billion In Cash (TechCrunch)
  11. Microsoft to Acquire Yammer (Microsoft )
  12. Why Thoma Bravo Paid $1.1 Billion For Deltek (AOL)
  13. BCE buying cloud company Q9 Networks for $1B: sources (Financial Post)
  14. Ingram Micro Completes BrightPoint Buy (SoCal Tech)
  15. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (TechCrunch)
  16. Sony Corp acquires So-Net (Sony Entertainment Network)
  17. Facebook’s final Instagram purchase price: $715 million in cash and stock (The Next Web)
  18. Salesforce Lines Up Against Oracle On Social Push; Buys Buddy Media For $689M (TechCrunch)
  19. Cielo Acquires Merchant e-Solutions for $670,000,000 (Xconomy)
  20. Vodafone NZ buys TelstraClear (New Zealand Herald)

Top 20 Investments for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $400,000,000 360Buy Ontario Teachers Pension Fund, Tiger Global Management Ecommerce 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 Mogujie IDG Media Investment
11 $200,000,000 Square Consortium Mobile & Apps 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. China E-Tailer 360Buy Reportedly Raises $400M Roun (Forbes)
  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. China’s Top Pinterest Clone Mogujie Confirms Series C Funding, Now Valued at $200 Million (Tech In Asia)
  11. Mobile Payment Juggernaut Square Closes $200M Series D From Starbucks, Citi, Rizvi Traverse At $3.25B Valuation (TechCrunch)
  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)

Top 20 Acquisitions 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 $4,300,000,000 Ariba SAP Software & Services Acquisition
4 $3,300,000,000 Getty Images The Carlyle Group Media Acquisition
5 $1,900,000,000 Taleo Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
6 $1,500,000,000 Knology WOW Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $1,300,000,000 Jupiter Shop Channel Bain Capital Ecommerce Acquisition
8 $1,260,000,000 Nicira Networks VMware Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $1,200,000,000 Meraki Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $1,200,000,000 Yammer Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
11 $1,100,000,000 Deltek Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
12 $1,000,000,000 Q9 Networks BCE Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $840,000,000 BrightPoint Ingram Micro Software & Services Acquisition
14 $775,000,000 Kiva Systems Amazon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
15 $764,000,000 So-Net Sony Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $715,000,000 Instagram Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
17 $689,000,000 Buddy Media Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
18 $670,000,000 Merchant e-Solutions Cielo Software & Services Acquisition
19 $669,789,500 TelstraClear Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
20 $660,000,000 SHL Corporate Executive Board Marketing Acquisition

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. Cisco Acquires Enterprise Wi-Fi Startup Meraki For $1.2 Billion In Cash (TechCrunch)
  10. Microsoft to Acquire Yammer (Microsoft )
  11. Why Thoma Bravo Paid $1.1 Billion For Deltek (AOL)
  12. BCE buying cloud company Q9 Networks for $1B: sources (Financial Post)
  13. Ingram Micro Completes BrightPoint Buy (SoCal Tech)
  14. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (TechCrunch)
  15. Sony Corp acquires So-Net (Sony Entertainment Network)
  16. Facebook’s final Instagram purchase price: $715 million in cash and stock (The Next Web)
  17. Salesforce Lines Up Against Oracle On Social Push; Buys Buddy Media For $689M (TechCrunch)
  18. Cielo Acquires Merchant e-Solutions for $670,000,000 (Xconomy)
  19. Vodafone NZ buys TelstraClear (New Zealand Herald)
  20. Corporate Executive Board buys talent analytics firm SHL (Research)

Top 20 Media Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,600,000 Project Décor LaunchCapital, Founder Collective Media Investment
2 $1,600,000 Silk Consortium Media Investment
3 $1,576,000 Papershare Undisclosed Media Investment
4 $1,564,000 Eagle-i Music Beringea Media Investment
5 $1,534,000 De Revolutione Consortium Media Investment
6 $1,500,000 Exfm Spark Capital Media Investment
7 $1,500,000 Path.to Adecco Media Investment
8 $1,500,000 Priceonomics Consortium Media Investment
9 $1,500,000 DramaFever Consortium Media Investment
10 $1,500,000 Routehappy Consortium Media Investment
11 $1,500,000 Encoding.com Undisclosed Media Investment
12 $1,500,000 Stockr Consortium Media Investment
13 $1,500,000 Punchbowl Silicon Valley Bank Media Investment
14 $1,500,000 NationalField Jabe Blumethal, Jim Ramo Media Investment
15 $1,500,000 Yotpo Consortium Media Investment
16 $1,500,000 Red Tricycle Consortium Media Investment
17 $1,470,000 Arkimedia Consortium Media Investment
18 $1,400,000 CapLinked Consortium Media Investment
19 $1,400,000 Tout’d Consortium Media Investment
20 $1,400,000 Qloo Consortium Media Investment

More information

  1. Project Décor Raises $1.6M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  2. Silk Completes $1.6M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  3. Papershare Inc raised $1,576,125 on August 1st, 2012. (Who Got Funded)
  4. Eagle-i Music Raises £1M from Beringea (FinSMEs)
  5. De Revolutione Raises €1.25M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  6. Listen up! Following relaunch, Exfm triples its user base, raises fresh $1.5M (VentureBeat)
  7. With $1.5M From Adecco, Path.To Wants To Be The EHarmony For Jobs In Silicon Valley And Beyond (Techcrunch)
  8. Priceonomics Raises $1.5 MM, Users Unfazed (Priceonomics Blog)
  9. DramaFever Digs Up $1.5M More to Distribute Global TV Shows (Xconomy)
  10. Fly Happy: Routehappy Raises $1.5M To Build A ‘Flight Experience Search Engine’ (TechCrunch)
  11. Encoding.com Raises $1.5M, Launches Private Cloud for Video Processing (Pando Daily)
  12. Stockr Closes $1.5M Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Digital Greeting Card Site Punchbowl Raises $1.5M From Silicon Valley Bank (TechCrunch)
  14. Enterprise Social Network Startup NationalField Raises $1.5M To Take On Yammer And Others (TechCrunch)
  15. Yotpo Closes $1.5M Round Led by Rhodium And Gandyr Group To Scale Social Reviews (TechCrunch)
  16. Red Tricycle Raises $1.5M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Arkimedia Raises €1.2M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Private Investing Network CapLinked Passes $20B In Deal Rooms; Debuts Pro Accounts (TechCrunch)
  19. Word-Of-Mouth Recommendations Platform Tout’d Closes $1.4 Million Seed Round (TechCrunch)
  20. Backed By $1.4M From Celebrity Investors, Qloo Launches A Netflix-Style Discovery Engine For Culture (TechCrunch)