Unions and acquisitions are a normal happening in the niche of Information technology and 2011 was a year full of technology acquisitions. Large businesses spent billions of dollars to form acquisitions so as to enlarge their technology range so that they can reinforce and maintain their position in the highest ranks. So here we present you the list of Top 10 tech acquisitions of 2011 which were most momentous in the IT industry, take a look:
1. Microsoft with Skype (Acquisition deal: $8.5 billion)
Skype has made a terrific journey from the time since it launched, that’s why Microsoft paid a massive amount of $8.5 billion to acquire Skype so as to enhance the video chatting qualities and post videos in multimedia good like Windows phone, Xbox Live and also the internet Explorer 8.
Along with the largest tech acquisitions of 2011, Microsoft’s $8.5 billion worth acquirement of Skype is also explicatory and is one of the largest CIO developments. The borders between trade and consumer I.T are smearing, and Microsoft is looking forward to take advantage from that inclination by putting together the user-friendly Skype video chat software with its venture united infrastructure and messaging products.
2. Qualcomm with Atheros (Acquisition deal: $3.1 billion)
Qualcomm, the top in the list of Wireless chipsets deliverers of smartphone in the world for will be from now on called Qualcomm Atheros. This tech acquisition will assist Qualcomm to produce much advanced chips for Wireless Devices together with the potential of Atheros.
3. HP with Autonomy (Acquisition deal: $10.2 billion)
This mind blowing ‘$10.3 billion’ transaction was the largest venture software acquisition of the year 2011 and this much of amount is nearly 12X of Autonomy’s 2010 profits. However HP’s C.E.O -Leo Apotheker- was since expelled from the company and in its place Mr.Meg Whitman was appointed, it required to create a splatter between sponsor concerns that the most modern IT markets were shooting above the tech giant. And in that concern, Autonomy’s a no sprawl, it stands on the top place for venture content management software (explore, recording, e-discovery, and more) facilitating consumers worldwide.
4. Oracle with RightNow (Acquisition deal: $1.5 billion)
Oracle acquired RightNow for $1.5 billion. Oracle is one of the leading yet most acquisitive companies in the field of technology, and it isn’t too worried about going beyond products when it comes to trading into big markets.
5. Google with Motorola (Acquisition deal: $12.5 billion)
Google, the biggest tech giant acquired Motorola for $12.5 billion. As reported, the acquisition, which still have to go by dictatorial muster, is an apparent indication that Google is looking forward to undertake Apple, and to a smaller level RIM (Research in motion) and Microsoft & Nokia, as a contractor of tightly integrated handsets, that is to say its Android operating software on Motorola smartphones and tablets.
6. SAP with SuccessFactors (Acquisition deal: $3.4 billion)
It was December, when the application ruler SAP made a transaction of $3.4 billion to get hold of SuccessFactors (developer of Software-as-a-Service individual capital management applications). This acquisition deal was indeed one of the largest technology acquisitions in 2011 from the charge standpoint, and while various questioned whether SAP had paid additionally for the cloud software merchant, on condition that in the starting nine months of the year 2011, SuccessFactors accounted a loss of $30.7 million on trades of $231.7 million.
7. Dell with Force10 (Acquisition deal: $700 million*alleged)
Dell’s acquirement of changing dealer Force10 Networks (while monetary conditions weren’t revealed), following its $960 million transaction in late December 2010 to obtain storage virtualization vendor ‘Compellent Technologies’, improves its trustworthiness as a leading association data center broker, next to HP, Cisco and Brocade. Force10′s share in market is only about 1%, consistent with Dell’Oro guesses around July 2011 deal, but no doubt, its technology is well thought-out to be the top in quality, and Dell will act as a helping partner to promote it widely.
8. Applied material with Varian (Acquisition deal: $4.9 billion)
‘Applied materials’ decided for the reimbursement for the solar panels and LED’s produced by Varian. The foremost plan of Applied materials is to produce equipments for PC chips. This deal was made in the month of November 2011.
9. CenturyLink with Savvis (Acquisition deal: $2.5 billion)
CenturyLink acquired Savvis (the cloud and hosting service provider) for $2.5 billion in the month of April 2011 and accomplished the deal in the month of July. CenturyLink obtained all outstanding shares of Savvis, general stock in a cash and stock amalgamation prized at $40 per share, or say $2.5 billion, in addition the net debt of about $0.7 billion (700 million) which will be supposed or refinanced at closing period.
10. Broadcom with Netlogic (Acquisition deal: $3.7 billion)
Broadcom Corp. (the maker of communications chips) signed a deal to acquire NetLogic Microsystems Inc. for approximately $3.7 billion to get processors used in data networks. This union will assist Broadcom in producing chips for the data which is transmitted over the internet. Both will make a successful journey!