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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 Deals for September 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 $2,600,000,000 eAccess Softbank Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
7 $1,900,000,000 Taleo Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
8 $1,500,000,000 Knology WOW Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $1,300,000,000 Jupiter Shop Channel Bain Capital Ecommerce Acquisition
10 $1,260,000,000 Nicira Networks VMware 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 $775,000,000 Kiva Systems Amazon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $764,000,000 So-Net Sony 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. Japan’s Third Largest Carrier, Softbank, To Acquire Fourth Placed eAccess In Share Swap Worth $2.6BN (TechCrunch)
  7. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  8. WOW! Buys Knology For $1.5 Billion (Tech Rockies)
  9. Bain Capital to acquire 50% stake in Jupiter Shop Channel from Sumitomo Corporation (Private Equity Wire)
  10. VMware Buys Nicira For $1.26 Billion And Gives More Clues About Cloud Strategy (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. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (TechCrunch)
  16. Sony Corp acquires So-Net (Sony Entertainment Network)
  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 Yammer Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
10 $1,100,000,000 Deltek Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
11 $1,000,000,000 Q9 Networks BCE Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $840,000,000 BrightPoint Ingram Micro Software & Services Acquisition
13 $775,000,000 Kiva Systems Amazon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $764,000,000 So-Net Sony Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
15 $715,000,000 Instagram Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
16 $689,000,000 Buddy Media Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
17 $670,000,000 Merchant e-Solutions Cielo Software & Services Acquisition
18 $669,789,500 TelstraClear Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
19 $660,000,000 SHL Corporate Executive Board Marketing Acquisition
20 $644,000,000 City Telecom (Broadband+Telco Assets) CVC Capital Partners Hardware & Infrastructure 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. Microsoft to Acquire Yammer (Microsoft )
  10. Why Thoma Bravo Paid $1.1 Billion For Deltek (AOL)
  11. BCE buying cloud company Q9 Networks for $1B: sources (Financial Post)
  12. Ingram Micro Completes BrightPoint Buy (SoCal Tech)
  13. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (TechCrunch)
  14. Sony Corp acquires So-Net (Sony Entertainment Network)
  15. Facebook’s final Instagram purchase price: $715 million in cash and stock (The Next Web)
  16. Salesforce Lines Up Against Oracle On Social Push; Buys Buddy Media For $689M (TechCrunch)
  17. Cielo Acquires Merchant e-Solutions for $670,000,000 (Xconomy)
  18. Vodafone NZ buys TelstraClear (New Zealand Herald)
  19. Corporate Executive Board buys talent analytics firm SHL (Research)
  20. CVC acquires Hong Kong Broadband Network (Global Telecoms Business)

Top 20 Marketing Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $660,000,000 SHL Corporate Executive Board Marketing Acquisition
2 $540,000,000 LBi Publicis Group Marketing Acquisition
3 $423,500,000 Demandforce Intuit Marketing Acquisition
4 $350,000,000 Wildfire Google Marketing Acquisition
5 $321,000,000 Amobee SingTel Marketing Acquisition
6 $300,000,000 Vitrue Oracle Marketing Acquisition
7 $169,000,000 iContact Vocus Marketing Acquisition
8 $151,000,000 PowerReviews Bazaarvoice Marketing Acquisition
9 $130,000,000 Millennial Media Undisclosed Marketing Public
10 $100,000,000 Donuts Consortium Marketing Investment
11 $92,000,000 BLiNQ Media Gannett Marketing Acquisition
12 $70,000,000 SinglePlatform Constant Contact Marketing Acquisition
13 $53,400,000 Lithium Technologies Consortium Marketing Investment
14 $51,500,000 SocialHour PlayPhone Marketing Acquisition
15 $50,000,000 Rocket Fuel Consortium Marketing Investment
16 $45,000,000 PubMatic Consortium Marketing Investment
17 $40,000,000 Neverblue Media Company and AKMG GlobalWide Media Marketing Acquisition
18 $40,000,000 TrialPay Consortium Marketing Investment
19 $39,000,000 Komli Media Consortium Marketing Investment
20 $38,500,000 Criteo SoftBank Capital Marketing Investment

More information

  1. Corporate Executive Board buys talent analytics firm SHL (Research)
  2. Global Digital Agency LBi Acquired for $540 Million (Pando Daily)
  3. Intuit Acquires Marketing SaaS Company Demandforce For $423.5M In Cash (TechCrunch)
  4. Google Slaps $100M Golden Handcuffs On Wildfire To Retain Employees After $350M Acquisition (TechCrunch)
  5. More Mobile Ad Consolidation: Carrier SingTel Buys Amobee For $321 Million (TechCrunch)
  6. Social Media Marketer Vitrue Has Been Bought By Oracle For $300 Million (TechCrunch)
  7. Vocus Buys Email Marketing Company iContact For $169 Million (TechCrunch)
  8. Bazaarvoice To Acquire PowerReviews For $151M (TechCrunch)
  9. Millennial Media IPO shows strength of mobile display ads (Digital Media Wire)
  10. Demand Media Alum Gets $100M For Domain Registrar (SoCal Tech)
  11. Another Big Social Marketing Exit: Gannett Will Buy BLiNQ Media For Up To $92M (TechCrunch)
  12. Constant Contact Acquires Business Listings Startup SinglePlatform, Deal Worth Up To $100M (TechCrunch)
  13. Lithium Raises $53.4M Fourth Round To Push For Lead In Social Brand Software (TechCrunch)
  14. PlayPhone buys mobile marketing firm SocialHour for $51.5M (exclusive) (VentureBeat)
  15. Rocket Fuel Secures $50M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  16. Another Big Money Bet on AdTech: PubMatic Raises $45 Million From August Capital (AllThingsD)
  17. GlobalWide Media Buys Canadian Firm (SoCal Tech)
  18. TrialPay Raises $40 Million From Visa, Greylock, T.Rowe Price (Techcrunch)
  19. Digital Ad Platform Komli Media Wraps Up Biggest-Ever Funding Round (Tech In Asia)
  20. Criteo Secures $38,500,000 New Financing Round (Xconomy)