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Yahoo-Tumblr is among top 10 tech deals in 2013

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 21 May, 2013, 10:30am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 21 May, 2013, 3:31pm
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Yahoo has agreed to pay USUS$1.1 billion to buy blogging forum Tumblr, ranking it in among the top 10 tech deals announced this year, according to research firm Dealogic. Here’s a list of the top 10 tech mergers and acquisitions this year. Valuation is based on Dealogic’s criteria and includes debt:

1. Dell, to Silver Lake Management (original bid), Feb. 5, this year, US$20.7 billion for 85 per cent of company;

2. Dell, to Icahn Enterprises and Southeastern Asset Management (competing bid), March 25, this year, US$18.9 billion for 87 per cent of company;

3. BMC Software, to Bain Capital Partners and others, May 6, this year, US$7.2 billion;

4. Acme Packet, to Oracle, Feb. 4, this year, US$2 billion;

5. Allflex Holdings, to BC Partners, May 3, this year, US$1.3 billion;

6. BGC Partners (eSpeed platform), to NASDAQ OMX Group Inc., April 1, this year, US$1.2 billion;

7. Tumblr, to Yahoo, May 20, this year, US$1.1 billion;

7. (tie) CompuCom Systems to Thomas H Lee Partners, April 8, this year, US$1.1 billion;

9. Power-One, to ABB, April 22, this year, US$1.03 billion;

10. Open Solutions, to Fiserv, Jan. 14, this year, US$1.02 billion.

Source: Dealogic.

 

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