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
3$820,000,000PointVeriFoneHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
5$350,000,000BigpointSummit Partners, TA AssociatesGamesAcquisition
6$235,000,000AVG TechnologiesJ.P Morgan, Morgan StanleySoftware & ServicesInvestment
7$200,000,0001C.ruBaring Vostok Capital PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
10$110,690,000Envoy ServicesWorldPaySoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11$100,000,000NewBayResearch In MotionSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$94,000,000Six Degrees GroupPenta CapitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
14$91,400,000ioko365Kit DigitalSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
15$90,000,000WimduKinnevik, Rocket InternetEcommerceInvestment
16$80,000,000FizzbackNICE SystemsSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
17$77,200,000KickApps, Kewego and KyteKit DigitalSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18$77,000,000UK2GroupLloyd’s Development CapitalSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$73,000,000WongaConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment

More information

  1. HP to acquire enterprise player Autonomy for $10.3B (Venturebeat)
  2. It’s Official: Microsoft Acquires Skype For $8.5 Billion In Cash (Paid Content)
  3. VeriFone Buys European Payments Processing Company Point For Over $1 Billion (Techcrunch)
  4. Betfred Confirms the Successful Acquisition of the Tote for GBP265m (PR Newswire)
  5. PE Firms Buy Controlling Stake In Online Game Firm Bigpoint (Paid Content)
  6. Security Software Maker AVG Announces $235 Million Financing Deal (Techcrunch)
  7. Russian software house secures $200m from Baring Vostok Capital (Techrunch)
  9. Privalia raises €88 million, buys German online fashion retailer Dress for Less (Techcrunch)
  10. High-tech Australiasie lands multimillion-dollar deal (SMH)
  11. RIM Bags Irish Software Company NewBay for $100 Million (IT ProPortal)
  12. Completes $100M Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  13. Cloud services provider Six Degrees Group launches with £60 million in funding (Techcrunch)
  14. KIT Digital Shopping Spree Continues, Buys ioko365 For $91.4 Million (Paid Content)
  15. Investors Pump $90 Million Into Airbnb Clone Wimdu (Techcrunch)
  16. NICE Systems acquires Fizzback for approximately $80 million (Techrunch)
  17. KIT Digital Buys Trio Of Firms, Including KickApps And Kewego (Paid Content)
  18. LDC Snatches Up Web Hosting Provider UK2Group For $77 Million Big Ones (Techcrunch)
  19. Wonga raises £73m in Series C funding to double-down on massive UK growth (Techcrunch)
  20. Beat that! Google acquires the UK’s for £37.7m (Techcrunch)
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