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Top 20 Acquisitions for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $5,000,000,000 Aegis Group Dentsu Marketing Acquisition
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 $2,600,000,000 Logica CGI Software & Services Acquisition
6 $2,500,000,000 Elpida Memory Micron Technology Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $2,400,000,000 Quest Software Dell Software & Services Acquisition
8 $2,200,000,000 AboveNet Zayo Group Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $1,900,000,000 Taleo Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
10 $1,700,000,000 Cable & Wireless Worldwide Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $1,500,000,000 Knology WOW Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $1,300,000,000 Jupiter Shop Channel Bain Capital Ecommerce Acquisition
13 $1,260,000,000 Nicira Networks VMware Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $1,200,000,000 Yammer Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
15 $1,000,000,000 Instagram Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
16 $1,000,000,000 Q9 Networks BCE Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
17 $775,000,000 Kiva Systems Amazon Hardware & Infrastructure 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. Japanese ad giant Dentsu buys Aegis for £3.16 bn (Yahoo)
  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. Canada’s CGI to Buy IT Rival Logica for $2.6 Billion (AllThingsD)
  6. Micron to Acquire Elpida Memory for $2.5 Billion (Pando Daily)
  7. Dell Acquires Quest Software For $2.4 Billion (TechCrunch)
  8. Zayo Group To Acquire High Bandwidth Connectivity Company AboveNet For $2.2 Billion (TechCrunch)
  9. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  10. Vodafone Buys Cable & Wireless For $1.7B, Gives Mobile Carrier Bigger Window On Enterprise, Broadband (TechCrunch)
  11. WOW! Buys Knology For $1.5 Billion (Tech Rockies)
  12. Bain Capital to acquire 50% stake in Jupiter Shop Channel from Sumitomo Corporation (Private Equity Wire)
  13. VMware Buys Nicira For $1.26 Billion And Gives More Clues About Cloud Strategy (TechCrunch)
  14. Microsoft to Acquire Yammer (Microsoft )
  15. Facebook buys Instagram for $1bn and everyone hates it already (The Guardian)
  16. BCE buying cloud company Q9 Networks for $1B: sources (Financial Post)
  17. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (TechCrunch)
  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 IPOs for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $16,000,000,000 Facebook Undisclosed Media Public
2 $260,400,000 Palo Alto Networks Undisclosed Software & Services Public
3 $229,500,000 Splunk Undisclosed Software & Services Public
4 $210,000,000 ServiceNow Undisclosed Software & Services Public
5 $130,000,000 Millennial Media Undisclosed Marketing Public
6 $114,000,000 Bazaarvoice Undisclosed Software & Services Public
7 $107,250,000 Yelp Undisclosed Media Public
8 $91,000,000 Kayak Software Undisclosed Transactions Public
9 $89,600,000 Audience Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Public
10 $88,000,000 Demandware Undisclosed Software & Services Public
11 $86,000,000 CafePress Undisclosed Ecommerce Public
12 $72,000,000 EPAM Systems Undisclosed Software & Services Public
13 $71,500,000 Vipshop Undisclosed Ecommerce Public
14 $55,000,000 Brightcove Undisclosed Software & Services Public

More information

  1. Facebook Stalls In Public Debut After Record $16B In IPO (Bloomberg)
  2. Palo Alto Networks raises $260.4M, pricing above target range (Business Journal)
  3. Splunk Raises $229.5 Million in IPO on Demand for Data Analysis (Bloomberg)
  4. ServiceNow Advances In Debut After $210 Million IPO (Bloomberg)
  5. Millennial Media shares double after IPO debut (VentureBeat)
  6. UPDATE 1-Bazaarvoice IPO raises $114 mln, priced above range-underwriter (Reuters)
  7. Yelp IPO raises $107M (New York Post)
  8. Kayak Software Raises $91 Million, Prices IPO Above Range (Bloomberg)
  9. UPDATE 1-Audience Inc IPO prices above range (Reuters)
  10. Demandware Trades Up 48% After Its $88 Million IPO (Investors.com)
  11. CafePress ends debut day flat after $86M IPO (Biz Journal)
  12. EPAM Completes $72 Million IPO on NYSE (Quintura)
  13. Vipshop float raises $71.5m (China Daily)
  14. Brightcove Soars on Debut, as I.P.O. Outlook Brightens (DealBook)

Top 20 Games Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $503,873,000 GameABC ZheBao Media Games Acquisition
2 $500,000,000 Double Down International Game Technology Games Acquisition
3 $380,000,000 Gaikai Sony Computer Entertainment Games Acquisition
4 $210,000,000 Funzio GREE Games Acquisition
5 $200,000,000 OMGPOP Zynga Games Acquisition
6 $96,000,000 Ntreev Soft NCsoft Games Acquisition
7 $85,000,000 Trion Worlds Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments Games Investment
8 $49,120,000 CGA.com.cn ZheBao Media Games Acquisition
9 $15,000,000 Noumena Innovations KongZhong Games Acquisition
10 $14,000,000 Dragonplay Consortium Games Investment
11 $12,000,000 FunPlus GSR Ventures Games Investment
12 $12,000,000 Game Closure Consortium Games Investment
13 $12,000,000 Self Aware Games Big Fish Games Games Acquisition
14 $11,500,000 Crowdstar Consortium Games Investment
15 $11,000,000 Grab Games William Morris Endeavor Games Investment
16 $11,000,000 NaturalMotion Benchmark Capital Games Investment
17 $10,000,000 Meteor Entertainment Benchmark Capital, FirstMark Capital Games Investment
18 $9,098,000 CIB Development Asiasoft International Games Acquisition
19 $8,000,000 Machine Zone Menlo Ventures Games Investment
20 $7,870,000 Flaregames Accel Partners Games Investment

More information

  1. [Updated]Shanda Selling Two Gaming Subsidiaries (TechNode)
  2. Double Down Interactive SoldTo IGT For $500M (Northwest Innovation)
  3. Sony Puffs Up Its Gaming Cloud, Buys Gaikai For $380M. OnLive Next In Line For A Buyer? (TechCrunch)
  4. OMGWHAT? GREE Acquires Mobile-Social Game Developer Funzio For $210M (TechCrunch)
  5. Zynga Just Bought OMGPOP for $200 Million (AllThingsD)
  6. League of Legends and NCsoft’s Ntreev acquisition, this week in Korean news (Gamasutra)
  7. Trion Worlds Completes $85M Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  8. [Updated]Shanda Selling Two Gaming Subsidiaries (TechNode)
  9. KongZhong Corporation Announces Strategic Acquisition of Noumena, a Smartphone Mobile Game Engine Company (Games Industry)
  10. Mobile Social Gaming Company Dragonplay Raises $14M From Accel To Expand To iOS (TechCrunch)
  11. China Online Gaming Roundup: FunPlus, RMB 57.7B, Consolidation (Nasdaq)
  12. Game Closure Turns Down Facebook & Zynga To Raise $12M For HTML5 Mobile Gaming (TechCrunch)
  13. Big Fish Games Paid Nearly $12M in Stock for Self Aware Games (Xconomy)
  14. Crowdstar Raises $11.5M To Double Down On Mobile Gaming, Has Layoffs As It Leaves Facebook Behind (TechCrunch)
  15. Grab Games Quietly Raises $11 Million (Pando Daily)
  16. NaturalMotion Games Raises $11M From Benchmark For 3D, Realistically Animated Mobile Games (TechCrunch)
  17. Meteor Entertainment Raises $10M (SoCal Tech)
  18. Asiasoft acquires Malaysian gaming firm (Games Industry)
  19. Freemium Game Dev Addmired Rebrands As Machine Zone, Lands $8M From Menlo Ventures (TechCrunch)
  20. flaregames Secures €6M (FinSMEs)

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 $2,500,000,000 Elpida Memory Micron Technology Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $2,200,000,000 AboveNet Zayo Group Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $1,700,000,000 Cable & Wireless Worldwide Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $1,500,000,000 Knology WOW Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $1,260,000,000 Nicira Networks VMware Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $1,000,000,000 Q9 Networks BCE Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $775,000,000 Kiva Systems Amazon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $669,789,500 TelstraClear Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $644,000,000 City Telecom (Broadband+Telco Assets) CVC Capital Partners Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $612,000,000 Hughes Telematics Verizon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $494,000,000 Gennum Corporation Semtech Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $430,000,000 XtremIO EMC Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
15 $356,000,000 AuthenTec Apple Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $334,000,000 SeaMicro AMD Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
17 $310,000,000 CSR Samsung Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
18 $271,000,000 Lightwire Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
19 $230,500,000 Asia Tone Equinix Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
20 $230,000,000 RadVision Avaya 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. Micron to Acquire Elpida Memory for $2.5 Billion (Pando Daily)
  4. Zayo Group To Acquire High Bandwidth Connectivity Company AboveNet For $2.2 Billion (TechCrunch)
  5. Vodafone Buys Cable & Wireless For $1.7B, Gives Mobile Carrier Bigger Window On Enterprise, Broadband (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. BCE buying cloud company Q9 Networks for $1B: sources (Financial Post)
  9. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (TechCrunch)
  10. Vodafone buys Telstra’s NZ unit for £430m (Money Control)
  11. CVC acquires Hong Kong Broadband Network (Global Telecoms Business)
  12. Verizon Purchases Hughes Telematics for $612M (Pando Daily)
  13. Semtech To Pay $494M For Data Communications Firm Gennum (SoCal Tech)
  14. EMC goes all-flash, buys XtremIO for $430M (Gigaom)
  15. Apple Buys Samsung’s Android Security Partner AuthenTec For $356M (TechCrunch)
  16. AMD Completes SeaMicro Buy (Silicon Tap )
  17. Samsung buys CSR’s handset connectivity technology and 21 patents for $310 million (The Verge)
  18. Cisco Buys Lightwire (Silicon Tap)
  19. Equinix Completes $230 Million Acquisition of Hong Kong Data Center Provider (Tech In Asia)
  20. RadVision Finally Finds A Home With Telecom Giant Avaya — For $230 Million (Techcrunch)