The Biggest Tech Deals of the Quarter — Slideshow

Large-cap technology companies didn’t exactly go on a spending spree in the second quarter. However, they did make at least a few big acquisitions, and many of those were for venture-backed companies.

In the following slideshow, we take a look at ten of the largest announced acquisitions with disclosed prices involving VC-funded companies. The list, which includes deals that were announced in the quarter, but may or may not have been completed, is based on Thomson Reuters data.

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[slide title=”#10: Pulse (Alphonso Labs)”]
Acquirer: LinkedIn
Purchase price: $90 million
Target business: Offers a news reader and mobile content distribution platform.
Prior venture funding: Raised $11 million from investors including Greycroft Partners, Lerer Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, New Enterprise Associates and Redpoint Ventures.

[slide title=”#9: JouleX”]
Acquirer:  Cisco
Purchase price: $107 million
Target business:  Provides energy management software to enterprises
Prior venture funding: Raised $24 million from investors including Flybridge Capital Partners, Intel Capital, Sigma Partners, Target Partners and TechOperators.

[slide title=”#8: N-able Technologies”]

Acquirer: Solarwinds
Purchase price:  $117 million
Target business: Provides IT automation and monitoring services
Prior venture funding: Raised an undisclosed sum from Accel-KKR

[slide title=”#7: NexGen Storage”]
Acquirer: Fusion-io
Purchase price: $119 million
Target business: Develops storage technology for virtual server environments.
Prior venture funding: Raised $12 million from Access Venture Partners, Grotech Ventures and Next World Group.

[slide title=”#6: Exacq Technologies”]
Acquirer: Tyco
Purchase price: $150 million
Target business: Develops security video management systems
Prior venture funding: Raised $4 million from CID Capital and KB Partners

[slide title=”#5: Composite Software”]
Acquirer: Cisco Systems
Purchase price: $180 million
Target business: Develops data virtualization software
Prior venture funding:  Raised $40 million from investors including Palomar Ventures, Dot Edu Ventures and Trilantic Capital Partners.

[slide title=”#4: Apriso”]
Acquirer:  Dassault Systèmes
Purchase price: $205 million
Target business: Provides software for manufacturers
Prior venture funding: Raised $59 million from investors including  Brentwood Venture Capital, CMEA, SAP and LogiSpring Investment Fund.

[slide title=”#3: Neolane”]
Acquirer: Adobe
Purchase price: $600 million
Target business:  Provides an enterprise marketing software platform
Prior venture funding: Raised $37.5 million from investors including Battery Ventures, Auriga Partners and Xange Private Equity

[slide title=”#2: MakerBot”]
Acquirer:  Stratasys
Purchase price: $615 million
Target business: Makes 3D printers
Prior venture funding: Raised $10 million from investors including Foundry Group and True Ventures

[slide title=”#1: Tumblr”]
Acquirer: Yahoo
Purchase price: $1.1 billion
Target business: Runs a blogging platform
Prior venture funding:  Raised $125 million from backers including Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital, Sequoia Capital, Menlo Ventures, Insight Venture Partners and Greylock Partners.

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