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$1,200,000,000MerakiCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
10$1,200,000,000YammerMicrosoftSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11$1,100,000,000DeltekThoma BravoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$1,000,000,000Q9 NetworksBCEHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
13$840,000,000BrightPointIngram MicroSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$775,000,000Kiva SystemsAmazonHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
15$764,000,000So-NetSonyHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
16$715,000,000InstagramFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
17$689,000,000Buddy MediaSalesforceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18$670,000,000Merchant e-SolutionsCieloSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$669,789,500TelstraClearVodafoneHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
20$660,000,000SHLCorporate Executive BoardMarketingAcquisition

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)
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