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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)

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

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  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)