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Top 20 Investments for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,040,000,000 ASML Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
2 $974,000,000 ASML Samsung Hardware & Infrastructure 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 Square Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
9 $150,000,000 Fanatics.com Andreessen Horowitz, Insight Venture Partners Ecommerce Investment
10 $150,000,000 Flipkart Online Services Naspers, Tiger Global Ecommerce Investment
11 $136,000,000 Alarm.com Technology Crossover Ventures Software & Services Investment
12 $135,000,000 Sonos Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
13 $125,000,000 Box General Atlantic Software & Services Investment
14 $125,000,000 LianLian Pay American Express Mobile & Apps Investment
15 $105,000,000 Fab Consortium Ecommerce Investment
16 $100,000,000 Avail-TVN Carlyle Group Media Investment
17 $100,000,000 Castlight T. Rowe Price, Redmile Group Software & Services Investment
18 $100,000,000 Conduit J.P. Morgan Asset Management Software & Services Investment
19 $100,000,000 Donuts Consortium Marketing Investment
20 $100,000,000 GitHub Andreessen Horowitz Software & Services Investment

More information

  1. Taiwan Semiconductor Buys 5% ASML Equity Stake (Bloomberg)
  2. Taking A Big Hit On Design, Samsung Doubles Down On Chips, Puts $974M Into ASML (TechCrunch)
  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. Mobile Payment Juggernaut Square Closes $200M Series D From Starbucks, Citi, Rizvi Traverse At $3.25B Valuation (TechCrunch)
  9. Web Retailer Fanatics Valued at $1.5 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  10. Updated: Report: Flipkart To Raise $150M From Naspers, Tiger; What About Tradus? (Media Mana)
  11. Alarm.com Raises $136M from Technology Crossover Ventures (FinSMEs)
  12. Sonos Lands $135M For Its Classy Wireless Home Audio Systems (TechCrunch)
  13. Box Raises $125M To Target Global Growth And Large Enterprises, Round Led By General Atlantic (TechCrunch)
  14. AmEx Puts $125M In And Partners With Chinese Mobile Payments Company Lianlian To License Serve (TechCrunch)
  15. Fab Seals The Deal On $105 Million In New Funding (TechCrunch)
  16. Digital Video Consolidation: Avail-TVN Picks Up $100M From Carlyle, Buys UK’s On Demand Group For $27M (TechCrunch)
  17. Castlight Lands A Whopping $100M D Round To Bring Transparency To Healthcare Costs (TechCrunch)
  18. Conduit Receives $100M Investment from J.P. Morgan Asset Management (FinSMEs)
  19. Demand Media Alum Gets $100M For Domain Registrar (SoCal Tech)
  20. GitHub Pours Energies into Enterprise – Raises $100 Million From Power VC Andreessen Horowitz (TechCrunch)

Top 20 Ecommerce Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,300,000,000 Jupiter Shop Channel Bain Capital Ecommerce Acquisition
2 $479,800,000 Bol.com Royal Ahold Ecommerce Acquisition
3 $248,000,000 BestSecret.com AXA Private Equity Ecommerce Investment
4 $238,000,000 SquareTrade Bain Capital Ecommerce Investment
5 $150,000,000 Fanatics.com Andreessen Horowitz, Insight Venture Partners Ecommerce Investment
6 $150,000,000 Flipkart Online Services Naspers, Tiger Global Ecommerce Investment
7 $150,000,000 Fotolia Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co Ecommerce Acquisition
8 $105,000,000 Fab Consortium Ecommerce Investment
9 $100,000,000 Archives.com Ancestry.com Ecommerce Acquisition
10 $86,000,000 CafePress Undisclosed Ecommerce Public
11 $76,000,000 JustFab Consortium Ecommerce Investment
12 $71,500,000 Vipshop Undisclosed Ecommerce Public
13 $66,000,000 BrandsExclusive APN News & Media Ecommerce Acquisition
14 $66,000,000 Redbaby Suning Ecommerce Acquisition
15 $55,000,000 Kidswant Warburg Pincus Ecommerce Investment
16 $50,000,000 Care.com Consortium Ecommerce Investment
17 $50,000,000 GoHealth Norwest Equity Partners Ecommerce Investment
18 $50,000,000 The Climate Corporation Consortium Ecommerce Investment
19 $50,000,000 Westwing Consortium Ecommerce Investment
20 $47,400,000 AiLu August Capital Ecommerce Investment

More information

  1. Bain Capital to acquire 50% stake in Jupiter Shop Channel from Sumitomo Corporation (Private Equity Wire)
  2. Royal Ahold acquires Bol.com (The Deal Pipiline)
  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. Web Retailer Fanatics Valued at $1.5 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  6. Updated: Report: Flipkart To Raise $150M From Naspers, Tiger; What About Tradus? (Media Mana)
  7. KKR Completes Acquistion of Fotalia (Business Wire)
  8. Fab Seals The Deal On $105 Million In New Funding (TechCrunch)
  9. Ancestry.com Acquires Archives.com For $100 Million (TechCrunch)
  10. CafePress ends debut day flat after $86M IPO (Biz Journal)
  11. JustFab Just Nabbed Another $76M To Take Its Fashion Platform International And Beyond Shoes (TechCrunch)
  12. Vipshop float raises $71.5m (China Daily)
  13. APN Buys Online Shopping Club (Asia Media Journal)
  14. China’s Redbaby Cheats Death, Gets Acquired for Only $66 Million (Tech In Asia)
  15. Kidswant Announces Investment By Warburg Pincus Of US$55 Million (Kidswant)
  16. An E-Round For E-Help: Care.com Picks Up $50M From IVP And More For Further International Growth (TechCrunch)
  17. GoHealth Receives $50M Minority Equity Investment from Norwest Equity Partners (FinSMEs)
  18. The Climate Corporation Raises $50M For Big Data Driven Weather Insurance (TechCrunch)
  19. Westwing Receives $50M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Chinese Sex Toys Site Nails Year’s Biggest E-Commerce Funding Round (Tech In Asia)

Top 20 Ecommerce Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,300,000,000 Jupiter Shop Channel Bain Capital Ecommerce Acquisition
2 $479,800,000 Bol.com Royal Ahold Ecommerce Acquisition
3 $248,000,000 BestSecret.com AXA Private Equity Ecommerce Investment
4 $238,000,000 SquareTrade Bain Capital Ecommerce Investment
5 $150,000,000 Fanatics.com Andreessen Horowitz, Insight Venture Partners Ecommerce Investment
6 $150,000,000 Fotolia Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co Ecommerce Acquisition
7 $150,000,000 Flipkart Online Services Naspers, Tiger Global Ecommerce Investment
8 $105,000,000 Fab Consortium Ecommerce Investment
9 $100,000,000 Archives.com Ancestry.com Ecommerce Acquisition
10 $86,000,000 CafePress Undisclosed Ecommerce Public
11 $76,000,000 JustFab Consortium Ecommerce Investment
12 $71,500,000 Vipshop Undisclosed Ecommerce Public
13 $66,000,000 BrandsExclusive APN News & Media Ecommerce Acquisition
14 $55,000,000 Kidswant Warburg Pincus Ecommerce Investment
15 $50,000,000 Westwing Consortium Ecommerce Investment
16 $50,000,000 GoHealth Norwest Equity Partners Ecommerce Investment
17 $50,000,000 The Climate Corporation Consortium Ecommerce Investment
18 $50,000,000 Care.com Consortium Ecommerce Investment
19 $40,000,000 Meilele Consortium Ecommerce Investment
20 $40,000,000 Greendust Consortium Ecommerce Investment

More information

  1. Bain Capital to acquire 50% stake in Jupiter Shop Channel from Sumitomo Corporation (Private Equity Wire)
  2. Royal Ahold acquires Bol.com (The Deal Pipiline)
  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. Web Retailer Fanatics Valued at $1.5 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  6. KKR Completes Acquisition of Fotolia (Market Watch)
  7. Updated: Report: Flipkart To Raise $150M From Naspers, Tiger; What About Tradus? (Media Mana)
  8. Fab Seals The Deal On $105 Million In New Funding (TechCrunch)
  9. Ancestry.com Acquires Archives.com For $100 Million (TechCrunch)
  10. CafePress ends debut day flat after $86M IPO (Biz Journal)
  11. JustFab Just Nabbed Another $76M To Take Its Fashion Platform International And Beyond Shoes (TechCrunch)
  12. Vipshop float raises $71.5m (China Daily)
  13. APN Buys Online Shopping Club (Asia Media Journal)
  14. Kidswant Announces Investment By Warburg Pincus Of US$55 Million (Kidswant)
  15. Westwing Receives $50M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. GoHealth Receives $50M Minority Equity Investment from Norwest Equity Partners (FinSMEs)
  17. The Climate Corporation Raises $50M For Big Data Driven Weather Insurance (TechCrunch)
  18. An E-Round For E-Help: Care.com Picks Up $50M From IVP And More For Further International Growth (TechCrunch)
  19. Home Furnishings E-Tailer Meilele Puts to Bed $40 Million in Funding (Tech In Asia)
  20. Excl: Vertex Venture leads $40M series B round in Greendust.com parent Reverse Logistics Company (VC News Daily)