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Top 20 Acquisitions for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$5,000,000,000Aegis GroupDentsuMarketingAcquisition
2$5,000,000,000NDS GroupCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$4,800,000,000Hitachi Global StorageWestern DigitalHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$4,300,000,000AribaSAPSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
5$2,600,000,000LogicaCGISoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$2,500,000,000Elpida MemoryMicron TechnologyHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
7$2,400,000,000Quest SoftwareDellSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$2,200,000,000AboveNetZayo GroupHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
9$1,900,000,000TaleoOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$1,700,000,000Cable & Wireless WorldwideVodafoneHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
11$1,500,000,000KnologyWOWHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
12$1,300,000,000Jupiter Shop ChannelBain CapitalEcommerceAcquisition
13$1,260,000,000Nicira NetworksVMwareHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
14$1,200,000,000YammerMicrosoftSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
15$1,000,000,000InstagramFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
16$1,000,000,000Q9 NetworksBCEHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
17$775,000,000Kiva SystemsAmazonHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
18$689,000,000Buddy MediaSalesforceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$670,000,000Merchant e-SolutionsCieloSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
20$669,789,500TelstraClearVodafoneHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition

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)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$16,000,000,000FacebookUndisclosedMediaPublic
2$260,400,000Palo Alto NetworksUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
3$229,500,000SplunkUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
4$210,000,000ServiceNowUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
5$130,000,000Millennial MediaUndisclosedMarketingPublic
6$114,000,000BazaarvoiceUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
7$107,250,000YelpUndisclosedMediaPublic
8$91,000,000Kayak SoftwareUndisclosedTransactionsPublic
9$89,600,000AudienceUndisclosedHardware & InfrastructurePublic
10$88,000,000DemandwareUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
11$86,000,000CafePressUndisclosedEcommercePublic
12$72,000,000EPAM SystemsUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
13$71,500,000VipshopUndisclosedEcommercePublic
14$55,000,000BrightcoveUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic

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)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$503,873,000GameABCZheBao MediaGamesAcquisition
2$500,000,000Double DownInternational Game TechnologyGamesAcquisition
3$380,000,000GaikaiSony Computer EntertainmentGamesAcquisition
4$210,000,000FunzioGREEGamesAcquisition
5$200,000,000OMGPOPZyngaGamesAcquisition
6$96,000,000Ntreev SoftNCsoftGamesAcquisition
7$85,000,000Trion WorldsOntario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Bertelsmann Digital Media InvestmentsGamesInvestment
8$49,120,000CGA.com.cnZheBao MediaGamesAcquisition
9$15,000,000Noumena InnovationsKongZhongGamesAcquisition
10$14,000,000DragonplayConsortiumGamesInvestment
11$12,000,000FunPlusGSR VenturesGamesInvestment
12$12,000,000Game ClosureConsortiumGamesInvestment
13$12,000,000Self Aware GamesBig Fish GamesGamesAcquisition
14$11,500,000CrowdstarConsortiumGamesInvestment
15$11,000,000Grab GamesWilliam Morris EndeavorGamesInvestment
16$11,000,000NaturalMotionBenchmark CapitalGamesInvestment
17$10,000,000Meteor EntertainmentBenchmark Capital, FirstMark CapitalGamesInvestment
18$9,098,000CIB DevelopmentAsiasoft InternationalGamesAcquisition
19$8,000,000Machine ZoneMenlo VenturesGamesInvestment
20$7,870,000FlaregamesAccel PartnersGamesInvestment

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)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$5,000,000,000NDS GroupCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
2$4,800,000,000Hitachi Global StorageWestern DigitalHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$2,500,000,000Elpida MemoryMicron TechnologyHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$2,200,000,000AboveNetZayo GroupHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
5$1,700,000,000Cable & Wireless WorldwideVodafoneHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
6$1,500,000,000KnologyWOWHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
7$1,260,000,000Nicira NetworksVMwareHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
8$1,000,000,000Q9 NetworksBCEHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
9$775,000,000Kiva SystemsAmazonHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
10$669,789,500TelstraClearVodafoneHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
11$644,000,000City Telecom (Broadband+Telco Assets)CVC Capital PartnersHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
12$612,000,000Hughes TelematicsVerizonHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
13$494,000,000Gennum CorporationSemtechHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
14$430,000,000XtremIOEMCHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
15$356,000,000AuthenTecAppleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
16$334,000,000SeaMicroAMDHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
17$310,000,000CSRSamsungHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
18$271,000,000LightwireCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
19$230,500,000Asia ToneEquinixHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
20$230,000,000RadVisionAvayaHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition

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)