Archive | December, 2012

Top 20 Deals for November 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 $785,000,000 So-Net Sony Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $775,000,000 Kiva Systems Amazon 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. SONY in $785 Million Acquisition of So-Net Entertainment Shares (Cleary Gottlieb)
  16. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (TechCrunch)
  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 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 $785,000,000 So-Net Sony Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
15 $775,000,000 Kiva Systems Amazon 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. SONY in $785 Million Acquisition of So-Net Entertainment Shares (Cleary Gottlieb)
  15. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (TechCrunch)
  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 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 $258,000,000 MeeGo Jolla Software & Services Investment
3 $248,000,000 BestSecret.com AXA Private Equity Ecommerce Investment
4 $238,000,000 SquareTrade Bain Capital Ecommerce Investment
5 $216,000,000 Xiaomi Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
6 $200,000,000 Aliyun Alibaba Mobile & Apps Investment
7 $200,000,000 Gigabit Squared Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
8 $200,000,000 Mogujie IDG Media Investment
9 $200,000,000 Square Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
10 $150,000,000 Fanatics.com Andreessen Horowitz, Insight Venture Partners Ecommerce Investment
11 $150,000,000 Flipkart Online Services Naspers, Tiger Global Ecommerce Investment
12 $136,000,000 Alarm.com Technology Crossover Ventures Software & Services Investment
13 $135,000,000 Sonos Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
14 $130,000,000 Barracuda Networks Sequoia Capital, Francisco Partners Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
15 $130,000,000 Deezer Access Industries Media Investment
16 $125,000,000 Box General Atlantic Software & Services Investment
17 $125,000,000 LianLian Pay American Express Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $118,000,000 Airbnb Undisclosed Transactions Investment
19 $105,000,000 Fab Consortium Ecommerce Investment
20 $100,000,000 Avail-TVN Carlyle Group Media Investment

More information

  1. China E-Tailer 360Buy Reportedly Raises $400M Roun (Forbes)
  2. MeeGo OS Gets a $258M Lifeline from Jolla-led Alliance (Pando Daily)
  3. AXA Private Equity Puts $248M Into Parent Of German Uber-Private Buying Club BestSecret.com (TechCrunch)
  4. SquareTrade Lands $238M For Electronics Warranties (Silicon Tap)
  5. Breaking: Xiaomi Raising $216M in Third Round (Technode)
  6. China’s Alibaba to spin off team developing mobile operating system (Reuters)
  7. Gigabit Squared raises $200M to bring super fast internet to 6 communities (VentureBeat)
  8. China’s Top Pinterest Clone Mogujie Confirms Series C Funding, Now Valued at $200 Million (Tech In Asia)
  9. Mobile Payment Juggernaut Square Closes $200M Series D From Starbucks, Citi, Rizvi Traverse At $3.25B Valuation (TechCrunch)
  10. Web Retailer Fanatics Valued at $1.5 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  11. Updated: Report: Flipkart To Raise $150M From Naspers, Tiger; What About Tradus? (Media Mana)
  12. Alarm.com Raises $136M from Technology Crossover Ventures (FinSMEs)
  13. Sonos Lands $135M For Its Classy Wireless Home Audio Systems (TechCrunch)
  14. Barracuda Networks Lands $130M, Eyes IPO (Silicon Tap)
  15. French Music Startup Deezer Gets $130M Fourth Round, Led By Warner Music Group’s Owner Access Industries (TechCrunch)
  16. Box Raises $125M To Target Global Growth And Large Enterprises, Round Led By General Atlantic (TechCrunch)
  17. AmEx Puts $125M In And Partners With Chinese Mobile Payments Company Lianlian To License Serve (TechCrunch)
  18. Airbnb Raises $118M (Silicon Tap)
  19. Fab Seals The Deal On $105 Million In New Funding (TechCrunch)
  20. Digital Video Consolidation: Avail-TVN Picks Up $100M From Carlyle, Buys UK’s On Demand Group For $27M (TechCrunch)

Top 20 IPOs for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $16,000,000,000 Facebook Undisclosed Media Public
2 $260,400,000 Palo Alto Networks Undisclosed Software & Services Public
3 $229,500,000 Splunk Undisclosed Software & Services Public
4 $210,000,000 ServiceNow Undisclosed Software & Services Public
5 $147,000,000 Zillow Undisclosed Transactions Public
6 $132,600,000 Millennial Media Undisclosed Marketing Public
7 $126,000,000 Ruckus Wireless Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Public
8 $114,000,000 Bazaarvoice Undisclosed Marketing Public
9 $107,250,000 Yelp Undisclosed Media Public
10 $92,000,000 Eloqua Undisclosed Software & Services Public
11 $91,000,000 Kayak Software Undisclosed Transactions Public
12 $89,600,000 Audience Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Public
13 $88,000,000 Demandware Undisclosed Software & Services Public
14 $86,000,000 CafePress Undisclosed Ecommerce Public
15 $81,900,000 YY Undisclosed Software & Services Public
16 $81,000,000 Performant Financial Undisclosed Software & Services Public
17 $77,000,000 Peregrine Semiconductor Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Public
18 $75,200,000 Trulia Undisclosed Media Public
19 $72,000,000 EPAM Systems Undisclosed Software & Services Public
20 $71,800,000 Qualys Undisclosed Software & Services Public

More information

  1. Facebook Stalls In Public Debut After Record $16B In IPO (Bloomberg)
  2. Palo Alto Networks raises $260.4M, pricing above target range (Business Journal)
  3. Splunk Raises $229.5 Million in IPO on Demand for Data Analysis (Bloomberg)
  4. ServiceNow Advances In Debut After $210 Million IPO (Bloomberg)
  5. Zillow adds to war chest, raises $147 million in public offering (Geek Wire)
  6. Millennial Media IPO shows strength of mobile display ads (Digital Media Wire)
  7. Ruckus Wireless Closes IPO Day At $12.25 Per Share, 18% Below IPO Price (TechCrunch)
  8. UPDATE 1-Bazaarvoice IPO raises $114 mln, priced above range-underwriter (Reuters)
  9. Yelp IPO raises $107M (New York Post)
  10. Vienna-based Eloqua raises $92M in IPO (Washington Post)
  11. Kayak Software Raises $91 Million, Prices IPO Above Range (Bloomberg)
  12. UPDATE 1-Audience Inc IPO prices above range (Reuters)
  13. Demandware Trades Up 48% After Its $88 Million IPO (Investors.com)
  14. CafePress ends debut day flat after $86M IPO (Biz Journal)
  15. China’s YY Prices IPO At Low End Of Range, But Trades Up 10% (Forbes)
  16. Performant Financial IPO Prices at $9 Per Share (Article WN)
  17. Peregrine Semiconductor IPO (Private Semiconductors)
  18. Trulia Soars 41% in Debut (Wall Street Journal)
  19. EPAM Completes $72 Million IPO on NYSE (Quintura)
  20. Cloud Security Firm Qualys’ IPO Opens At $12/Share, Raising $71.8M (TechCrunch)