Top 20 Deals for November 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
2$5,000,000,000NDS GroupCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$4,800,000,000Hitachi Global StorageWestern DigitalHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$4,300,000,000AribaSAPSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
5$3,300,000,000Getty ImagesThe Carlyle GroupMediaAcquisition
6$1,900,000,000TaleoOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
7$1,500,000,000KnologyWOWHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
8$1,300,000,000Jupiter Shop ChannelBain CapitalEcommerceAcquisition
9$1,260,000,000Nicira NetworksVMwareHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
10$1,200,000,000MerakiCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
11$1,200,000,000YammerMicrosoftSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$1,100,000,000DeltekThoma BravoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$1,000,000,000Q9 NetworksBCEHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
14$840,000,000BrightPointIngram MicroSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
15$785,000,000So-NetSonyHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
16$775,000,000Kiva SystemsAmazonHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
17$715,000,000InstagramFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
18$689,000,000Buddy MediaSalesforceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$670,000,000Merchant e-SolutionsCieloSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
20$669,789,500TelstraClearVodafoneHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition

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. Getty Images Acquired By Carlyle For $3.3 Billion (Northwest Innovation)
  6. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  7. WOW! Buys Knology For $1.5 Billion (Tech Rockies)
  8. Bain Capital to acquire 50% stake in Jupiter Shop Channel from Sumitomo Corporation (Private Equity Wire)
  9. VMware Buys Nicira For $1.26 Billion And Gives More Clues About Cloud Strategy (TechCrunch)
  10. Cisco Acquires Enterprise Wi-Fi Startup Meraki For $1.2 Billion In Cash (TechCrunch)
  11. Microsoft to Acquire Yammer (Microsoft )
  12. Why Thoma Bravo Paid $1.1 Billion For Deltek (AOL)
  13. BCE buying cloud company Q9 Networks for $1B: sources (Financial Post)
  14. Ingram Micro Completes BrightPoint Buy (SoCal Tech)
  15. SONY in $785 Million Acquisition of So-Net Entertainment Shares (Cleary Gottlieb)
  16. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (TechCrunch)
  17. Facebook’s final Instagram purchase price: $715 million in cash and stock (The Next Web)
  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)