Top 20 European Deals for 2011

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $10,300,000,000 Autonomy Hewlett-Packard Software & Services Acquisition
2 $8,500,000,000 Skype Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
3 $434,400,000 Tote Betfred Games Acquisition
4 $350,000,000 Bigpoint Summit Partners, TA Associates Games Acquisition
5 $235,000,000 AVG Technologies J.P Morgan, Morgan Stanley Software & Services Investment
6 $200,000,000 LoveFilm Amazon Ecommerce Acquisition
7 $127,500,000 Privalia Consortium Ecommerce Investment
8 $110,690,000 Envoy Services WorldPay Software & Services Acquisition
9 $91,400,000 ioko365 Kit Digital Software & Services Acquisition
10 $90,000,000 Wimdu Kinnevik, Rocket Internet Ecommerce Investment
11 $80,000,000 Fizzback NICE Systems Software & Services Acquisition
12 $77,000,000 UK2Group Lloyd’s Development Capital Software & Services Investment
13 $73,000,000 Wonga Consortium Software & Services Investment
14 $61,000,000 BeatThatQuote.com Google Media Acquisition
15 $60,000,000 ITIS Holdings Inrix Software & Services Acquisition
16 $48,000,000 Just-Eat Greylock Partners, Redpoint Ventures Ecommerce Investment
17 $42,000,000 Rovio Consortium Games Investment
18 $40,000,000 Tweetdeck Twitter Software & Services Acquisition
19 $39,200,000 Play.com Rakuten Ecommerce Acquisition
20 $38,000,000 Jobpartners Taleo Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  1. HP to acquire enterprise player Autonomy for $10.3B (Venture Beat)
  2. It’s Official: Microsoft Acquires Skype For $8.5 Billion In Cash (Paid Content)
  3. Betfred Confirms the Successful Acquisition of the Tote for GBP265m (PR Newswire)
  4. PE Firms Buy Controlling Stake In Online Game Firm Bigpoint (Paid Content)
  5. Security Software Maker AVG Announces $235 Million Financing Deal (Techcrunch)
  6. AMAZON ANNOUNCES LOVEFILM ACQUISITION (Brutalgamer)
  7. Privalia raises €88 million, buys German online fashion retailer Dress for Less (Techcrunch)
  8. High-tech Aussie lands multimillion-dollar deal (SMH)
  9. KIT Digital Shopping Spree Continues, Buys ioko365 For $91.4 Million (Paid Content)
  10. Investors Pump $90 Million Into Airbnb Clone Wimdu (Techcrunch)
  11. NICE Systems acquires Fizzback for approximately $80 million (Techrunch)
  12. LDC Snatches Up Web Hosting Provider UK2Group For $77 Million Big Ones (Techcrunch)
  13. Wonga raises £73m in Series C funding to double-down on massive UK growth (Techcrunch)
  14. Beat that! Google acquires the UK’s BeatThatQuote.com for £37.7m (Techcrunch)
  15. Inrix speeds ahead with buy of rival ITIS, looks to reduce global traffic congestion (Geek Wire)
  16. Just-Eat closes $48m funding to scale globally (Techcrunch)
  17. Angry Birds Maker Rovio Raises $42 Million From Accel, Atomico And Felicis (Techcrunch)
  18. Twitter Buys TweetDeck For $40 Million (Techcrunch)
  19. Japan’s Rakuten Acquires UK E-commerce Site Play.com For $39.2 Million (Techrunch)
  20. Taleo Acquires Talent Management Software Company Jobpartners For $38M (Techcrunch)
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