Top 20 Hardware & Infrastructure Deals 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$1,500,000,000KnologyWOWHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$1,260,000,000Nicira NetworksVMwareHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
5$1,200,000,000MerakiCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
6$1,000,000,000Q9 NetworksBCEHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
7$785,000,000So-NetSonyHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
8$775,000,000Kiva SystemsAmazonHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
9$669,789,500TelstraClearVodafoneHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
10$644,000,000City Telecom (Broadband+Telco Assets)CVC Capital PartnersHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
11$612,000,000Hughes TelematicsVerizonHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
12$430,000,000Row 44Global Eagle AcquisitionHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
13$430,000,000XtremIOEMCHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
14$356,000,000AuthenTecAppleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
15$350,000,000Specialist Computer HoldingsTech Data CorpHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
16$334,000,000SeaMicroAMDHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
17$271,000,000LightwireCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
18$230,500,000Asia ToneEquinixHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
19$230,000,000VividwirelessOptusHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
20$225,000,000TeleBarbadosColumbus InternationalHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition

More information

  1. Cisco Buys NDS Group For $5B (Silicon Tap)
  2. WD Completes Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Buy (SoCal Tech)
  3. WOW! Buys Knology For $1.5 Billion (Tech Rockies)
  4. VMware Buys Nicira For $1.26 Billion And Gives More Clues About Cloud Strategy (TechCrunch)
  5. Cisco Acquires Enterprise Wi-Fi Startup Meraki For $1.2 Billion In Cash (TechCrunch)
  6. BCE buying cloud company Q9 Networks for $1B: sources (Financial Post)
  7. SONY in $785 Million Acquisition of So-Net Entertainment Shares (Cleary Gottlieb)
  8. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (TechCrunch)
  9. Vodafone NZ buys TelstraClear (New Zealand Herald)
  10. CVC acquires Hong Kong Broadband Network (Global Telecoms Business)
  11. Verizon Purchases Hughes Telematics for $612M (Pando Daily)
  12. Row 44 Acquired In $430M Deal (SoCal Tech)
  13. EMC goes all-flash, buys XtremIO for $430M (Gigaom)
  14. Apple Buys Samsung’s Android Security Partner AuthenTec For $356M (TechCrunch)
  15. Tech Data bulks up European business with $350 million deal (E-wire Co)
  16. AMD Completes SeaMicro Buy (Silicon Tap )
  17. Cisco Buys Lightwire (Silicon Tap)
  18. Equinix Completes $230 Million Acquisition of Hong Kong Data Center Provider (Tech In Asia)
  19. Optus buys Vividwireless for $230m (Delimeter)
  20. Columbus Inc in deal worth US$225m to acquire Tele-Barbados (Guardian)
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