And Now, the Biggest Exits of the “Top 20” Venture Firms of 2012


Last night, PrivCo, a New York-based firm that tracks privately held companies, released a list of what it has determined were the top 20 venture capital firms of 2012, based on the firms’ successful M&A exits.

The list is attracting as much attention for who isn’t on it (including Kleiner Perkins and Andreessen Horowitz) as who is (including 12-year-old Ignition, which is right now trying to raise a much smaller fund, with far fewer partners).

But we were as interested in the numbers behind the deals, and PrivCo has just obliged us with a list of the firms’  largest exits of last year — not all of whose prices have been disclosed previously — along with the companies’ acquisition dates.

By the way, PrivCo’s VC firm rankings are part of its annual private company M&A report, which is itself worth a look.

Update: In an earlier version of this story, we didn’t make clear enough that PrivCo’s “top 20” list centers on M&A exits and excludes IPOs. Apologies for any confusion.

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