CB Insights just released its M&A activity Report for 2012
The report breaks down the 2,277 private tech companies that were acquired globally in 2012, and examining corresponding trends.
Followings are some of the interesting facts to note:
As expected California saw the most private tech companies acquisitions.
Position on the top 3 markets globally suggests that India’s entrepreneurial tech community is becoming more established.
Google and Facebook have been the most aggressive acquirers last year, doing 12 acquisitions each. Five of Facebook’s acquisitions were for talents.
From the companies what were acquired, eight have been valued on more than $1 billion. Otherwise more than 50% of deals are less than $50M and more than 80% of the acquisitions are less than $200M.