Top 10 acquisitions of 2011... so far

Wednesday Jul 6, 2011 by Keith Cline - Founder, VentureFizz

2011 has been an active year so far.  Zipcar went public in April and Carbonite filed an S-1 to go public.  However, there were several other exits happening via acquisition.

In our opinion, here are the top 10 acquistions for 2011.... so far:

AcquirerAcquireeMonthAmount
HubSpotPerformableJuneUndisclosed
DunnhumbyBzzAgentMay$60M
eBayWhereApril$135M
EMCNetWitnessAprilUndisclosed
HPVerticaFebruaryUndisclosed
Omnicom GroupCommunispaceFebraury$100M
Time Warner CableNavisiteFebruary$230M
Cartera CommerceVesdiaJanuaryUndisclosed
NetAppAkorriJanuaryUndisclosed
Salesforce.comDimDimJanuary$31M

Here is a comprehensive list of...

A.  Boston companies doing the acquisition:

Acquirer Acquiree Date Amount
HubSpot Performable 16-Jun Undisclosed
Nuance SVOX 16-Jun $125M
Certica Solutions dataMetrics 8-Jun Undisclosed
Sounbite Communications SmartReply 8-Jun Undisclosed
Brass Monkey Emotely 2-Jun Undisclosed
Skyworks Analogic Technologies 26-May Undisclosed
BuyWithMe Groop Swoop 25-May Undisclosed
Skyworks SiGe Semiconductor 21-May Undisclosed
PlumChoice Tific AB 11-May Undisclosed
Nuance Equitrac 11-May Undisclosed
Arcadia Concordant 3-May Undisclosed
BuyWithMe DealADayOnline 3-May Undisclosed
PTC MKS 7-Apr $292M
EMC NetWitness 4-Apr Undisclosed
PeopleClick Authoria Aquire 4-Apr Undisclosed
Bottomline Tech Allegient Systems 30-Mar Undisclosed
NetScout Psytechnics 28-Mar Undisclosed
Cloud Technology Partners Global Green Consulting Group 21-Mar Undisclosed
PC Connection Valcom Technology 18-Mar Undisclosed
BuyWithMe LocalTwist 11-Mar Undisclosed
ACME Packet Newfound Comm 24-Feb Undisclosed
Bottomline Tech Direct Debit 22-Feb Undisclosed
SkillSoft 50 Lessons 16-Feb Undisclosed
Constant Contact Bantam Live 16-Feb $15M
Kronos API Healthcare 8-Feb Undisclosed
TripAdvisor EveryTrail 3-Feb Undisclosed
EnerNOC M2M Communications 26-Jan Undisclosed
Cartera Commerce Vesdia 14-Jan Undisclosed
Mercury Computer LNX Corp 12-Jan $31M
Gomez (Compuware) BEZ Systems 11-Jan Undisclosed
Jenzabar Allurent 11-Jan Undisclosed
Black Duck Software Olliance Group 10-Jan Undisclosed
Wakefly EditMe 10-Jan Undisclosed
Emptoris RiverMine 6-Jan Undisclosed

B.  Boston companies being acquired by companies outside the area:

Acquirer Acquiree Date Amount
Untappd RedPint 7-Jun Undisclosed
Majesco Quick Hit 6-Jun $836K
Mavenir Systems Airwide Solutions 31-May Undisclosed
Dunnhumby BzzAgent 23-May $60M
PubMatic ReviNet 17-May Undisclosed
Autonomy Business units of Iron Mountatin 16-May $380M
Sophos Astaro 6-May Undisclosed
GroupMe Sensobi 5-May Undisclosed
Crew Media Eons 29-Apr Undisclosed
eBay Fig Card 28-Apr Undisclosed
eBay Where 20-Apr $135M
CSIdentity IdentityTruth 13-Apr Undisclosed
Tatto Media Ozura World 12-Apr $60M
nSphere Peekaboo Mobile 12-Apr Undisclosed
Blinkx Burst Media 8-Apr $30M
PerkinElmer CambridgeSoft 24-Mar Undisclosed
Meltwater Group JitterJam 22-Mar Undisclosed
Zynga Floodgate Entertainment 18-Mar Undisclosed
XAD Go2 Media 8-Mar Undisclosed
RentJuice Kahoots 3-Mar Undisclosed
Interantioanl Rect Corp CHIL Semiconductor 28-Feb $75M
VE Interactive KeChange 14-Feb Undisclosed
HP Vertica 14-Feb Undisclosed
Omnicom Group Communispace 7-Feb $100M
Corero Top Layer Networks 7-Feb Undisclosed
Poynt Go2 Media 3-Feb Undisclosed
Time Warner Cable Navisite 2-Feb $230M
NetApp Akorri 12-Jan Undisclosed
Salesforce.com DimDim 7-Jan $31M
Genband Cedar Point Communications 5-Jan Undisclosed
USA Today Reviewed.com 4-Jan Undisclosed

Did we miss anything?  What do you think are the top acquisitions?

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