Top 20 European Deals for 2011

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$10,300,000,000AutonomyHewlett-PackardSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
2$8,500,000,000SkypeMicrosoftSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$350,000,000BigpointSummit Partners, TA AssociatesGamesAcquisition
5$235,000,000AVG TechnologiesJ.P Morgan, Morgan StanleySoftware & ServicesInvestment
8$110,690,000Envoy ServicesWorldPaySoftware & ServicesAcquisition
9$91,400,000ioko365Kit DigitalSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$90,000,000WimduKinnevik, Rocket InternetEcommerceInvestment
11$80,000,000FizzbackNICE SystemsSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$77,000,000UK2GroupLloyd’s Development CapitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
13$73,000,000WongaConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
15$60,000,000ITIS HoldingsInrixSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16$48,000,000Just-EatGreylock Partners, Redpoint VenturesEcommerceInvestment
18$40,000,000TweetdeckTwitterSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
20$38,000,000JobpartnersTaleoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition

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)
  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 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 For $39.2 Million (Techrunch)
  20. Taleo Acquires Talent Management Software Company Jobpartners For $38M (Techcrunch)
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