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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 NDS Group Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $4,900,000,000 Aegis Group Dentsu Marketing 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 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 $1,300,000,000 Kenexa IBM Software & Services Acquisition
15 $1,260,000,000 Nicira Networks VMware Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $1,200,000,000 Yammer Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
17 $1,100,000,000 Deltek Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
18 $1,000,000,000 Instagram Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
19 $1,000,000,000 Q9 Networks BCE Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
20 $775,000,000 Kiva Systems Amazon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition

More information

  1. Cisco Buys NDS Group For $5B (Silicon Tap)
  2. Japanese ad giant Dentsu buys Aegis for £3.16 bn (Yahoo)
  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. 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. IBM Buys Social HR And Talent Management Software Company Kenexa For $1.3B In Cash (TechCrunch)
  15. VMware Buys Nicira For $1.26 Billion And Gives More Clues About Cloud Strategy (TechCrunch)
  16. Microsoft to Acquire Yammer (Microsoft )
  17. Why Thoma Bravo Paid $1.1 Billion For Deltek (AOL)
  18. Facebook buys Instagram for $1bn and everyone hates it already (The Guardian)
  19. BCE buying cloud company Q9 Networks for $1B: sources (Financial Post)
  20. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (TechCrunch)

Top 20 Deals for April 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 $2,600,000,000 Logica CGI Software & Services Acquisition
6 $2,200,000,000 AboveNet Zayo Group Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $1,900,000,000 Taleo Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
8 $1,700,000,000 Cable & Wireless Worldwide Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $1,500,000,000 Knology WOW Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $1,000,000,000 Instagram Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
11 $1,000,000,000 Q9 Networks BCE Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $775,000,000 Kiva Systems Amazon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $689,000,000 Buddy Media Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
14 $644,000,000 City Telecom (Broadband+Telco Assets) CVC Capital Partners Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
15 $612,000,000 Hughes Telematics Verizon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $503,873,000 GameABC ZheBao Media Games Acquisition
17 $500,000,000 Double Down International Game Technology Games Acquisition
18 $494,000,000 Gennum Corporation Semtech Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
19 $479,800,000 Bol.com Royal Ahold Ecommerce Acquisition
20 $430,000,000 XtremIO EMC 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. Canada’s CGI to Buy IT Rival Logica for $2.6 Billion (AllThingsD)
  6. Zayo Group To Acquire High Bandwidth Connectivity Company AboveNet For $2.2 Billion (TechCrunch)
  7. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  8. Vodafone Buys Cable & Wireless For $1.7B, Gives Mobile Carrier Bigger Window On Enterprise, Broadband (TechCrunch)
  9. WOW! Buys Knology For $1.5 Billion (Tech Rockies)
  10. Facebook buys Instagram for $1bn and everyone hates it already (The Guardian)
  11. BCE buying cloud company Q9 Networks for $1B: sources (Financial Post)
  12. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (TechCrunch)
  13. Salesforce Lines Up Against Oracle On Social Push; Buys Buddy Media For $689M (TechCrunch)
  14. CVC acquires Hong Kong Broadband Network (Global Telecoms Business)
  15. Verizon Purchases Hughes Telematics for $612M (Pando Daily)
  16. [Updated]Shanda Selling Two Gaming Subsidiaries (TechNode)
  17. Double Down Interactive SoldTo IGT For $500M (Northwest Innovation)
  18. Semtech To Pay $494M For Data Communications Firm Gennum (SoCal Tech)
  19. Royal Ahold acquires Bol.com (The Deal Pipiline)
  20. EMC goes all-flash, buys XtremIO for $430M (Gigaom)

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 $2,600,000,000 Logica CGI Software & Services Acquisition
5 $2,200,000,000 AboveNet Zayo Group Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $1,900,000,000 Taleo Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
7 $1,700,000,000 Cable & Wireless Worldwide Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $1,500,000,000 Knology WOW Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $1,000,000,000 Instagram Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
10 $1,000,000,000 Q9 Networks BCE Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $775,000,000 Kiva Systems Amazon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $689,000,000 Buddy Media Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
13 $644,000,000 City Telecom (Broadband+Telco Assets) CVC Capital Partners Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $612,000,000 Hughes Telematics Verizon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
15 $503,873,000 GameABC ZheBao Media Games Acquisition
16 $500,000,000 Double Down International Game Technology Games Acquisition
17 $494,000,000 Gennum Corporation Semtech Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
18 $479,800,000 Bol.com Royal Ahold Ecommerce Acquisition
19 $430,000,000 XtremIO EMC Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
20 $423,500,000 Demandforce Intuit Marketing 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. Canada’s CGI to Buy IT Rival Logica for $2.6 Billion (AllThingsD)
  5. Zayo Group To Acquire High Bandwidth Connectivity Company AboveNet For $2.2 Billion (TechCrunch)
  6. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  7. Vodafone Buys Cable & Wireless For $1.7B, Gives Mobile Carrier Bigger Window On Enterprise, Broadband (TechCrunch)
  8. WOW! Buys Knology For $1.5 Billion (Tech Rockies)
  9. Facebook buys Instagram for $1bn and everyone hates it already (The Guardian)
  10. BCE buying cloud company Q9 Networks for $1B: sources (Financial Post)
  11. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (TechCrunch)
  12. Salesforce Lines Up Against Oracle On Social Push; Buys Buddy Media For $689M (TechCrunch)
  13. CVC acquires Hong Kong Broadband Network (Global Telecoms Business)
  14. Verizon Purchases Hughes Telematics for $612M (Pando Daily)
  15. [Updated]Shanda Selling Two Gaming Subsidiaries (TechNode)
  16. Double Down Interactive SoldTo IGT For $500M (Northwest Innovation)
  17. Semtech To Pay $494M For Data Communications Firm Gennum (SoCal Tech)
  18. Royal Ahold acquires Bol.com (The Deal Pipiline)
  19. EMC goes all-flash, buys XtremIO for $430M (Gigaom)
  20. Intuit Acquires Marketing SaaS Company Demandforce For $423.5M In Cash (TechCrunch)

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 $2,200,000,000 AboveNet Zayo Group Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $1,700,000,000 Cable & Wireless Worldwide Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $1,500,000,000 Knology WOW 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 $644,000,000 City Telecom (Broadband+Telco Assets) CVC Capital Partners Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $612,000,000 Hughes Telematics Verizon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $494,000,000 Gennum Corporation Semtech Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $430,000,000 XtremIO EMC Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $334,000,000 SeaMicro AMD Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $271,000,000 Lightwire Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $230,000,000 RadVision Avaya Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
15 $230,000,000 Vividwireless Optus Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $200,000,000 Gigabit Squared Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
17 $195,000,000 BroadLight Broadcom Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
18 $191,327,000 Primus Telecommunications Group M2 Telecommunications Group Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
19 $186,000,000 LaCie Seagate Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
20 $160,000,000 ADAPTIX Acacia Research 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. Zayo Group To Acquire High Bandwidth Connectivity Company AboveNet For $2.2 Billion (TechCrunch)
  4. Vodafone Buys Cable & Wireless For $1.7B, Gives Mobile Carrier Bigger Window On Enterprise, Broadband (TechCrunch)
  5. WOW! Buys Knology For $1.5 Billion (Tech Rockies)
  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. CVC acquires Hong Kong Broadband Network (Global Telecoms Business)
  9. Verizon Purchases Hughes Telematics for $612M (Pando Daily)
  10. Semtech To Pay $494M For Data Communications Firm Gennum (SoCal Tech)
  11. EMC goes all-flash, buys XtremIO for $430M (Gigaom)
  12. AMD Completes SeaMicro Buy (Silicon Tap )
  13. Cisco Buys Lightwire (Silicon Tap)
  14. RadVision Finally Finds A Home With Telecom Giant Avaya — For $230 Million (Techcrunch)
  15. Optus buys Vividwireless for $230m (Delimeter)
  16. Gigabit Squared raises $200M to bring super fast internet to 6 communities (VentureBeat)
  17. Broadcom Acquiring Fiber-Optic Network Chip Company (Investors.com)
  18. PTGi Completes Sale of Australian Operations for $AUD 192 Million (MSNBC)
  19. Seagate to buy LaCie for $186 million, expand its storage empire (Engadget)
  20. Patent Troll Buys ADAPTIX (And Its 4G Technology Patents) For $160M (TechCrunch)