Top 20 Software & Services Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$4,300,000,000AribaSAPSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
2$1,900,000,000TaleoOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
3$1,200,000,000YammerMicrosoftSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$1,100,000,000DeltekThoma BravoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
5$840,000,000BrightPointIngram MicroSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$689,000,000Buddy MediaSalesforceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
7$670,000,000Merchant e-SolutionsCieloSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$413,000,000Accelerated Payment TechnologiesGlobal PaymentsSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
9$375,000,000Salmat’s BPO DivisionFujifilmSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$350,000,000LodestoneInfosysSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11$335,000,000TMW SystemsTrimble NavigationSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$287,500,000TaxACTInfoSpaceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$270,000,000UC4EQT VISoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$260,400,000Palo Alto NetworksUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
15$258,000,000MeeGoJollaSoftware & ServicesInvestment
16$229,500,000SplunkUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
17$220,000,000Deltak.eduJohn Wiley & SonsSoftware & ServicesInvestment
18$210,000,000ServiceNowUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
19$195,000,000Folhamatic GroupSage GroupSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
20$176,000,000Lucid MarketsFXCMSoftware & ServicesAcquisition

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 grabs 50% controlling stake in Lucid Markets (Market Watch)
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