Selected M&A Deals for the week of 5/18/2012 – 5/24/2012

The table below includes a select list of Software, SaaS, Internet and Mobile M&A transactions for the week of May 18, 2012 – May 24, 2012.  For a comprehensive analysis of software industry mergers and acquisitions and public software company financial performance you can download our research reports by visiting http://www.softwareequity.com/research_reports.aspx.  Notable transactions for the week include:

• SAP America’s acquisition of Ariba [for an Enterprise Value (EV) of $4,226.65M, implying an EV/Rev multiple of 8.42x]
•R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company’s acquisition of EDGAR Online [for an EV of $61.15M, implying an EV/Rev multiple of 1.94x]
•Hangzhou Zhongheng Electric Co.’s acquisition of Beijing Join Bright Digital Power Technology Co [for an EV of $60.26M, implying an EV/Rev multiple of 5.15x]
•BazaarVoice Inc’s acquisition of PowerReviews, Inc [for an EV of $127.77M]
•Bridgepoint Development Capital’s acquisition of BigHand [for an EV of $77.45M]
•Facebook, Inc’s acquisition of Karma Science, Inc
•EMC Corporation’s acquisition of Syncplicity, Inc
•WMS Industries Inc’s acquisition of Jadestone Group AB
•Oracle Corporation’s acquisition of Virtue, Inc
•EPAM Systems Inc’s acquisition of ThoughtCorp Systems Inc

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