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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 Hardware & Infrastructure Deals 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 $2,600,000,000 eAccess Softbank Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
4 $1,500,000,000 Knology WOW Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $1,260,000,000 Nicira Networks VMware Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $1,000,000,000 Q9 Networks BCE Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $775,000,000 Kiva Systems Amazon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $764,000,000 So-Net Sony Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $669,789,500 TelstraClear Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $644,000,000 City Telecom (Broadband+Telco Assets) CVC Capital Partners Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $612,000,000 Hughes Telematics Verizon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $430,000,000 XtremIO EMC Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $430,000,000 Row 44 Global Eagle Acquisition Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $356,000,000 AuthenTec Apple Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
15 $350,000,000 Specialist Computer Holdings Tech Data Corp Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $334,000,000 SeaMicro AMD Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
17 $271,000,000 Lightwire Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
18 $230,500,000 Asia Tone Equinix Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
19 $230,000,000 Vividwireless Optus Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
20 $225,000,000 TeleBarbados Columbus International 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. Japan’s Third Largest Carrier, Softbank, To Acquire Fourth Placed eAccess In Share Swap Worth $2.6BN (TechCrunch)
  4. WOW! Buys Knology For $1.5 Billion (Tech Rockies)
  5. VMware Buys Nicira For $1.26 Billion And Gives More Clues About Cloud Strategy (TechCrunch)
  6. BCE buying cloud company Q9 Networks for $1B: sources (Financial Post)
  7. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (TechCrunch)
  8. Sony Corp acquires So-Net (Sony Entertainment Network)
  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. EMC goes all-flash, buys XtremIO for $430M (Gigaom)
  13. Row 44 Acquired In $430M Deal (SoCal Tech)
  14. Apple Buys Samsung’s Android Security Partner AuthenTec For $356M (TechCrunch)
  15. Tech Data bulks up European business with $350 million deal (Chicago Tribune)
  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)

Top 20 North American Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $16,000,000,000 Facebook Undisclosed Media Public
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 $1,260,000,000 Nicira Networks VMware Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $1,200,000,000 Yammer Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
9 $1,100,000,000 Deltek Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
10 $1,000,000,000 Q9 Networks BCE Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $840,000,000 BrightPoint Ingram Micro Software & Services Acquisition
12 $775,000,000 Kiva Systems Amazon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $715,000,000 Instagram Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
14 $689,000,000 Buddy Media Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
15 $670,000,000 Merchant e-Solutions Cielo Software & Services Acquisition
16 $612,000,000 Hughes Telematics Verizon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
17 $500,000,000 Double Down International Game Technology Games Acquisition
18 $430,000,000 Row 44 Global Eagle Acquisition Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
19 $423,500,000 Demandforce Intuit Marketing Acquisition
20 $413,000,000 Accelerated Payment Technologies Global Payments Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  1. Facebook Stalls In Public Debut After Record $16B In IPO (Bloomberg)
  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. VMware Buys Nicira For $1.26 Billion And Gives More Clues About Cloud Strategy (TechCrunch)
  8. Microsoft to Acquire Yammer (Microsoft )
  9. Why Thoma Bravo Paid $1.1 Billion For Deltek (AOL)
  10. BCE buying cloud company Q9 Networks for $1B: sources (Financial Post)
  11. Ingram Micro Completes BrightPoint Buy (SoCal Tech)
  12. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (TechCrunch)
  13. Facebook’s final Instagram purchase price: $715 million in cash and stock (The Next Web)
  14. Salesforce Lines Up Against Oracle On Social Push; Buys Buddy Media For $689M (TechCrunch)
  15. Cielo Acquires Merchant e-Solutions for $670,000,000 (Xconomy)
  16. Verizon Purchases Hughes Telematics for $612M (Pando Daily)
  17. Double Down Interactive SoldTo IGT For $500M (Northwest Innovation)
  18. Row 44 Acquired In $430M Deal (SoCal Tech)
  19. Intuit Acquires Marketing SaaS Company Demandforce For $423.5M In Cash (TechCrunch)
  20. Deals of the day — mergers and acquisitions (Reuters)