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 $820,000,000 Point VeriFone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $434,400,000 Tote Betfred Games Acquisition
5 $350,000,000 Bigpoint Summit Partners, TA Associates Games Acquisition
6 $235,000,000 AVG Technologies J.P Morgan, Morgan Stanley Software & Services Investment
7 $200,000,000 Baring Vostok Capital Partners Software & Services Investment
8 $200,000,000 LoveFilm Amazon Ecommerce Acquisition
9 $127,500,000 Privalia Consortium Ecommerce Investment
10 $110,690,000 Envoy Services WorldPay Software & Services Acquisition
11 $100,000,000 NewBay Research In Motion Software & Services Acquisition
12 $100,000,000 Consortium Ecommerce Investment
13 $94,000,000 Six Degrees Group Penta Capital Software & Services Investment
14 $91,400,000 ioko365 Kit Digital Software & Services Acquisition
15 $90,000,000 Wimdu Kinnevik, Rocket Internet Ecommerce Investment
16 $80,000,000 Fizzback NICE Systems Software & Services Acquisition
17 $77,200,000 KickApps, Kewego and Kyte Kit Digital Software & Services Acquisition
18 $77,000,000 UK2Group Lloyd’s Development Capital Software & Services Acquisition
19 $73,000,000 Wonga Consortium Software & Services Investment
20 $61,000,000 Google Media Acquisition

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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