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iiDeals: Top Ten Transactions in Information Industry 2011

The largest information industry transaction by private equity players was the purchase of GoDaddy. Com for $2.25 billion, according to investment bankers Berkery Noyes.



The most active acquirer was Vista Equity Partners with 19 acquisitions: VaultWare, 360Facility, Beyond Compliance Inc., AngelPoints, Inc., Mitratech, Inc., Emerging Information Systems, Inc., Rainmaker Software, LLC, Bostonpost Technology, PowerPath from Elekta AB, Trade and Risk Management Business from Thomson Reuters, Sage Healthcare, CompuLaw LLC, Client Profiles, Inc., CyberShift, Inc., Workspeed Management, LLC, WellPoint Systems, Inc., EXPLORER Software Solutions Ltd., Siterra Corporation and GeoLearning, Inc.



Here’s what was hot.

Target: GoDaddy.com Target: GoDaddy.com

Buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Technology Crossover Ventures, Silver Lake Partners

Amount: $2,250 million

Date: 07/01/11

Target: EMI Music Publishing Target: EMI Music Publishing

Buyer: Sony/ATV Music Publishing, GSO Capital Partners LP, Mubadala Development Company

Amount: $2,200 million

Date: 11/11/11

Target:  Acosta, Inc. Target: Acosta, Inc.

Buyer: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.

Amount: $2,000 million

Date: 01/05/11

Target: Lawson Software Target: Lawson Software

Buyer: Infor, a portfolio company of Golden Gate Capital Providence Equity Partners Bain Capital

Amount: $1,779 million

Date: 04/26/11

Target: Blackboard Inc. Target: Blackboard Inc.

Buyer: Providence Equity Partners

Amount: $1,712 million

Date: 07/01/11

Target: MYOB Limited Target: MYOB Limited

Buyer: Bain Capital

Amount: $1,257 million

Date: 08/24/11

Target: Epicor Software Corporation Target: Epicor Software Corporation

Buyer: Apax Partners

Amount: $946 million

Date: 04/04/11

Target: Activant Solutions, Inc. Target: Activant Solutions, Inc.

Buyer: Apax Partners

Amount: $890 million

Date: 04/04/11

Target: Blue Coat Systems, Inc. Target: Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

Buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC, Teachers Private Capital

Amount: $863 million

Date: 12/09/11

Target: AutoTrader.ca from Trader Corporation Target: AutoTrader.ca from Trader Corporation

Buyer: Apax Partners

Amount: $724 million

Date: 03/25/11

The largest information industry transaction by private equity players was the purchase of GoDaddy. Com for $2.25 billion, according to investment bankers Berkery Noyes. Here's what was hot.

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