- PrivCo Releases Its Official Rankings of "The Top 10 U.S. Cities For Private Tech Company Acquisitions in 2012"
- Up-And-Coming Tech Hubs Like New York City, Los Angeles, and Atlanta Challenging Traditional Leaders Like Raleigh-Durham's "Research Triangle" and Biotech Hub San Diego, Who Missed This Year's Top 10 Tech City Rankings
- S.F. / Silicon Valley Still Distant 1st Place With 226 Private Tech Companies Acquired in 2012, Over Double 2nd Place New York
(Cities ranked by total # of private tech companies in its metro area acquired last year)
February 26, 2012 5:00 am ET - PrivCo reveals its exclusive official Rankings of the "Top 10 U.S. Cities For Private Tech Company Acquisitions In 2012", ranked by the total number of U.S. private technology companies in each city's metro area acquired last year. Also included in the Top 10 Rankings table below for each city is the largest acquisition for the year.
SILICON VALLEY STILL "HEART OF TECH" - 226 COMPANIES ACQUIRED
- Silicon Valley Ranked #1 with 226 private tech companies acquired.
- Silicon Valley was home to nearly as many private tech companies that were acquired as the rest of the Top 5 metro areas combined.
NEW YORK LEAP-FROGS BOSTON FOR #2 & HAD BIGGEST DEAL OVERALL
- Ranked a surprising #2 on this list was New York, with 100 companies acquired from the region.
- In addition to this, New York was also home to the largest private tech company acquisition: AboveNet, Inc. (headquartered in White Plains, NY) acquired by Zayo Group, Inc. for $2.2 Billion.
These rankings are all part of PrivCo's Annual Private Tech Company M&A Research Report: "The Top 100 Acquirers Of U.S. Private Tech Companies In 2012".
- The Top 100 Most Active Acquirers of Private Tech Companies of 2012
- The Most Active Tech Sectors in 2012 M&A
- The Top Financial Advisors For Private Tech M&A of 2012
- The Top M&A Law Firm Advisors for Private Tech M&A of 2012
- The Top 10 Cities for Target Private Company Acquired in 2012
- The Top 10 Most Active Private Equity Firm Acquirers of Private Tech Companies in 2012
- Average M&A Deal-Multiples For Key Tech Sectors, From Internet to Software
- Which Acquirers Paid the Highest Deal-Multiples and Prices for Private Tech Companies
- The Top Most Active Acquirers of Venture-Backed Private Tech Companies in 2012
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