CHART OF THE DAY: Half Of Startup Exits Last Year Were Valued At Less Than $50 Million

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Some 2,277 private tech companies were acquired in 2012, according to a recent report by M&A database CB Insights

For the 331 startups, which disclosed valuations and financials of the deals, acquirers paid $46.8 billion.

More than 50% of the startup exits were less than $50 million, while over 80% were less than $200 million. Only eight $1 billion startups were acquired in 2012.

chart of the day shows the valuation distributions of M&A transactions, january 2013

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