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Top 20 Marketing Deals for 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $600,000,000 Neolane Adobe Marketing Acquisition
2 $450,000,000 SurveyMonkey Consortium Marketing Investment
3 $125,000,000 Channel Intelligence Google Marketing Acquisition
4 $119,000,000 Aggregate Knowledge Neustar Marketing Acquisition
5 $75,000,000 AppNexus Consortium Marketing Investment
6 $68,000,000 Brand Networks AEA Investors Marketing Investment
7 $60,000,000 Videology Consortium Marketing Investment
8 $50,000,000 Extreme Reach Spectrum Equity Marketing Investment
9 $42,800,000 BrightEdge Consortium Marketing Investment
10 $38,000,000 MarketShare FTV Capital, Elevation Partners Marketing Investment
11 $30,000,000 Alloy Digital ABS Capital Partners Marketing Investment
12 $30,000,000 Relationship Science Consortium Marketing Investment
13 $30,000,000 Hearsay Sequoia Capital, New Enterprise Associates Marketing Investment
14 $21,200,000 TubeMogul Digital Advertising Consortium, Omnibus Marketing Investment
15 $20,000,000 iPinYou Consortium Marketing Investment
16 $19,000,000 Sailthru Consortium Marketing Investment
17 $18,000,000 Spredfast Consortium Marketing Investment
18 $17,000,000 SendUs Undisclosed Marketing Investment
19 $15,000,000 Persado Bain Capital Ventures, TL Capitol Marketing Investment
20 $15,000,000 Taboola Consortium Marketing Investment

More information

  1. Adobe Acquires Conversational Marketing Platform Neolane For $600M In Cash To Bolster Its Marketing Cloud (Techcrunch)
  2. SurveyMonkey Raises $800M in Debt and Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  3. Google Acquires Channel Intelligence For $125M To Boost Product Referrals And E-Commerce With Users (Techcrunch)
  4. Neustar Buys Ad-Tech Firm Aggregate Knowledge for $119 Million (Mashable)
  5. Real-time Ad Bidding Platform AppNexus Raises $75M In Series D Funding (Techcrunch)
  6. Aiming To Be A One-Stop Shop For Social Marketing, Brand Networks Raises $68M In Its First Funding (Techcrunch)
  7. Another AdTech IPO? Videology Lands $60M From Catalyst, Comcast & Others As Online Video-Ad Market Booms (Techcrunch)
  8. Extreme Reach Receives $50M Investment from Spectrum Equity (FinSMEs)
  9. BrightEdge Raises $42.8M For Content Marketing And SEO (Techcrunch)
  10. MarketShare Raises $38M (FinSMEs)
  11. Alloy Digital raises $30m (C21 Media)
  13. Hearsay Social Raises Another $30M To Help Businesses Grow Sales Through Social Media (TechCrunch)
  14. TubeMogul Raises $21.2M; Launches in Japan (FinSMEs)
  15. iPinYou Raises US$20M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Sailthru Raises $19M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Spredfast Raises $18M in Venture Capital (FinSMEs)
  18. SendUs launches with $17M to help brands harness user videos
  19. Persado Gets $15M Led By Bain To Persuade The Ad World To Turn To Their Persuasion Marketing Technology (Techcrunch)
  20. Taboola Completes $15M Series D Funding (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Deals for 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 Aegis Group Dentsu Marketing Acquisition
3 $5,000,000,000 NDS Group Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $4,800,000,000 Hitachi Global Storage Western Digital Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $4,300,000,000 Ariba SAP Software & Services Acquisition
6 $2,600,000,000 Logica CGI Software & Services Acquisition
7 $2,500,000,000 Elpida Memory Micron Technology Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $2,400,000,000 Quest Software Dell Software & Services Acquisition
9 $2,200,000,000 AboveNet Zayo Group Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $1,900,000,000 Taleo Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
11 $1,700,000,000 Cable & Wireless Worldwide Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $1,500,000,000 Knology WOW Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $1,300,000,000 Jupiter Shop Channel Bain Capital Ecommerce Acquisition
14 $1,260,000,000 Nicira Networks VMware Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
15 $1,200,000,000 Yammer Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
16 $1,000,000,000 Instagram Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
17 $1,000,000,000 Q9 Networks BCE Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
18 $775,000,000 Kiva Systems Amazon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
19 $689,000,000 Buddy Media Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
20 $670,000,000 Merchant e-Solutions Cielo Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  1. Facebook Stalls In Public Debut After Record $16B In IPO (Bloomberg)
  2. Japanese ad giant Dentsu buys Aegis for £3.16 bn (Yahoo)
  3. Cisco Buys NDS Group For $5B (Silicon Tap)
  4. WD Completes Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Buy (SoCal Tech)
  5. SAP Agrees to Buy Ariba in $4.3B Deal (Business Week)
  6. Canada’s CGI to Buy IT Rival Logica for $2.6 Billion (AllThingsD)
  7. Micron to Acquire Elpida Memory for $2.5 Billion (Pando Daily)
  8. Dell Acquires Quest Software For $2.4 Billion (TechCrunch)
  9. Zayo Group To Acquire High Bandwidth Connectivity Company AboveNet For $2.2 Billion (TechCrunch)
  10. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  11. Vodafone Buys Cable & Wireless For $1.7B, Gives Mobile Carrier Bigger Window On Enterprise, Broadband (TechCrunch)
  12. WOW! Buys Knology For $1.5 Billion (Tech Rockies)
  13. Bain Capital to acquire 50% stake in Jupiter Shop Channel from Sumitomo Corporation (Private Equity Wire)
  14. VMware Buys Nicira For $1.26 Billion And Gives More Clues About Cloud Strategy (TechCrunch)
  15. Microsoft to Acquire Yammer (Microsoft )
  16. Facebook buys Instagram for $1bn and everyone hates it already (The Guardian)
  17. BCE buying cloud company Q9 Networks for $1B: sources (Financial Post)
  18. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (TechCrunch)
  19. Salesforce Lines Up Against Oracle On Social Push; Buys Buddy Media For $689M (TechCrunch)
  20. Cielo Acquires Merchant e-Solutions for $670,000,000 (Xconomy)

Top 20 Investments for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $238,000,000 SquareTrade Bain Capital Ecommerce Investment
2 $216,000,000 Xiaomi Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
3 $200,000,000 Gigabit Squared Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
4 $150,000,000 Fanatics.com Andreessen Horowitz, Insight Venture Partners Ecommerce Investment
5 $150,000,000 Flipkart Online Services Accel Partners, Tiger Global Management Ecommerce Investment
6 $136,000,000 Alarm.com Technology Crossover Ventures Software & Services Investment
7 $135,000,000 Sonos Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
8 $125,000,000 LianLian Pay American Express Mobile & Apps Investment
9 $105,000,000 Fab Consortium Ecommerce Investment
10 $100,000,000 Avail-TVN Carlyle Group Media Investment
11 $100,000,000 Castlight T. Rowe Price, Redmile Group Software & Services Investment
12 $100,000,000 Conduit J.P. Morgan Asset Management Software & Services Investment
13 $100,000,000 Donuts Consortium Marketing Investment
14 $100,000,000 GitHub Andreessen Horowitz Software & Services Investment
15 $100,000,000 Insieme Cisco Systems Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
16 $100,000,000 LifeLock Consortium Software & Services Investment
17 $95,300,000 Izeos Newfund Media Investment
18 $85,000,000 Joyent Weather Investment II, Telefónica Digital Software & Services Investment
19 $85,000,000 Trion Worlds Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments Games Investment
20 $85,000,000 Yammer Consortium Media Investment

More information

  1. SquareTrade Lands $238M For Electronics Warranties (Silicon Tap)
  2. Breaking: Xiaomi Raising $216M in Third Round (Technode)
  3. Gigabit Squared raises $200M to bring super fast internet to 6 communities (VentureBeat)
  4. Web Retailer Fanatics Valued at $1.5 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  5. News Roundup: Flipkart Raises $150M From Accel, Tiger Global (VC Circle)
  6. Alarm.com Raises $136M from Technology Crossover Ventures (FinSMEs)
  7. Sonos Lands $135M For Its Classy Wireless Home Audio Systems (TechCrunch)
  8. AmEx Puts $125M In And Partners With Chinese Mobile Payments Company Lianlian To License Serve (TechCrunch)
  9. Fab Seals The Deal On $105 Million In New Funding (TechCrunch)
  10. Digital Video Consolidation: Avail-TVN Picks Up $100M From Carlyle, Buys UK’s On Demand Group For $27M (TechCrunch)
  11. Castlight Lands A Whopping $100M D Round To Bring Transparency To Healthcare Costs (TechCrunch)
  12. Conduit Receives $100M Investment from J.P. Morgan Asset Management (FinSMEs)
  13. Demand Media Alum Gets $100M For Domain Registrar (SoCal Tech)
  14. GitHub Pours Energies into Enterprise – Raises $100 Million From Power VC Andreessen Horowitz (TechCrunch)
  15. Cisco Announces Its $850 Million Spin-In (New York Times )
  16. Identity Theft Protection Company LifeLock Raises $100M From Kleiner, Symantec; Acquires ID Analytics (TechCrunch)
  17. Izeos Receives Investment from Newfund (FinSMEs)
  18. Cloud Computing Software Company Joyent Raises $85 Million To Pursue Global Growth (TechCrunch)
  19. Trion Worlds Completes $85M Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  20. Enterprise Social Networking Platform Yammer Raises $85M From DFJ Growth, Khosla, And Others (Techcrunch)