Top 20 Software & Services Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $4,300,000,000 Ariba SAP Software & Services Acquisition
2 $1,900,000,000 Taleo Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
3 $1,200,000,000 Yammer Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
4 $1,100,000,000 Deltek Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
5 $840,000,000 BrightPoint Ingram Micro Software & Services Acquisition
6 $689,000,000 Buddy Media Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
7 $670,000,000 Merchant e-Solutions Cielo Software & Services Acquisition
8 $413,000,000 Accelerated Payment Technologies Global Payments Software & Services Acquisition
9 $375,000,000 Salmat’s BPO Division Fujifilm Software & Services Acquisition
10 $350,000,000 Lodestone Infosys Software & Services Acquisition
11 $335,000,000 TMW Systems Trimble Navigation Software & Services Acquisition
12 $287,500,000 TaxACT InfoSpace Software & Services Acquisition
13 $270,000,000 UC4 EQT VI Software & Services Acquisition
14 $260,400,000 Palo Alto Networks Undisclosed Software & Services Public
15 $258,000,000 MeeGo Jolla Software & Services Investment
16 $229,500,000 Splunk Undisclosed Software & Services Public
17 $220,000,000 Deltak.edu John Wiley & Sons Software & Services Investment
18 $210,000,000 ServiceNow Undisclosed Software & Services Public
19 $195,000,000 Folhamatic Group Sage Group Software & Services Acquisition
20 $176,000,000 Lucid Markets FXCM Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  1. SAP Agrees to Buy Ariba in $4.3B Deal (Business Week)
  2. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  3. Microsoft to Acquire Yammer (Microsoft )
  4. Why Thoma Bravo Paid $1.1 Billion For Deltek (AOL)
  5. Ingram Micro Completes BrightPoint Buy (SoCal Tech)
  6. Salesforce Lines Up Against Oracle On Social Push; Buys Buddy Media For $689M (TechCrunch)
  7. Cielo Acquires Merchant e-Solutions for $670,000,000 (Xconomy)
  8. Deals of the day — mergers and acquisitions (Reuters)
  9. Salmat soars on unit sale (The Australian)
  10. Infosys Acquiring Lodestone For Around $350 Million (Pulse 2)
  11. Trimble acquires logistics software maker TMW Systems for $335M (Venturebeat)
  12. InfoSpace Buys Online Tax Solutions Company TaxACT For $287.5M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  13. UC4 Software bought for $270M (Biz Journal)
  14. Palo Alto Networks raises $260.4M, pricing above target range (Business Journal)
  15. MeeGo OS Gets a $258M Lifeline from Jolla-led Alliance (Pando Daily)
  16. Splunk Raises $229.5 Million in IPO on Demand for Data Analysis (Bloomberg)
  17. Wiley Beefs Up Higher Ed Biz: Partners With Knewton, Buys Online Degree Veteran Deltak For $220M (TechCrunch)
  18. ServiceNow Advances In Debut After $210 Million IPO (Bloomberg)
  19. Sage enters Brazil with acquisition of Folhamatic (Stock Market Wire)
  20. FXCM to Acquire Lucid Markets (Finance Yahoo)
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