A Banner Year for Canada: These Were 2011's Canadian Tech Acquisitions

by Rob Lewis | Business

This morning we opened voting to The First Annual Canadian Startup Awards and among the categories is the Most Significant Canadian Acquisition of 2011.

Unlike the five other Startup Award categories, the list of candidates was limited as there were only so many acquisitons during the year. Luckily Canada had a huge year and our readers had plenty to choose from. And you can vote for one of the three finalists here.

As a Canadian tech site we're happy to report that we had acquisiton activity from coast-to-coast with Zynga shopping in Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island and both Salesforce and IBM taking their shopping cart to Frederiction, New Brunswick. Not surprisingly Toronto lead the way with 16 acquisitions followed by Techvibes hometown Vancouver with seven, Montreal with four, Waterloo with three, and Edmonton and Ottawa with one each.

Of the multinationals shopping in Canada for tech, IBM led the way with three acquistions followed by Google, RiM, Salesforce, and Zynga with two each. Twitter and Groupon also picked up Canadian technology in single deals.

After the jump is a timeline of all the acquisitions that Techvibes covered during 2011.

January 2011

February 2011

March 2011

April 2011

May 2011

June 2011

July 2011

August 2011

September 2011

October 2011

November 2011

December 2011

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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