The 10 Biggest Acquisitions Of 2012

2. Cisco Nets NDS Group For $5 Billion

Cisco made one of the biggest acquisitions in its storied history this year with a $5 billion purchase of NDS Group, a video software and content security company. The U.K.-based company specializes in managing how service providers and media firms deliver video content, and Cisco plans to leverage the company's Videoscape home entertainment platform with its existing networking and video offerings.


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