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
7$235,000,000AVG TechnologiesJ.P Morgan, Morgan StanleySoftware & ServicesInvestment
8$200,000,0001C.ruBaring Vostok Capital PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
9$155,000,000KlarnaConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
11$107,000,000Envoy ServicesWorldPaySoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$100,000,000NewBayResearch In MotionSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$94,000,000Six Degrees GroupPenta CapitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
15$91,400,000ioko365Kit DigitalSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16$92,300,000AlbumprinterVistaprintSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
17$90,000,000WimduKinnevik, Rocket InternetEcommerceInvestment
18$80,000,000FizzbackNICE SystemsSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$77,200,000KickApps, Kewego and KyteKit DigitalSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
20$77,000,000UK2GroupLloyd’s Development CapitalSoftware & ServicesAcquisition

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. Amazon Plans Global Expansion After Acquisition of LoveFilm (Webscopia)
  7. Security Software Maker AVG Announces $235 Million Financing Deal (Techcrunch)
  8. Russian software house secures $200m from Baring Vostok Capital (Techrunch)
  9. Klarna Receives $155M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  10. Privalia raises €88 million, buys German online fashion retailer Dress for Less (Techcrunch)
  11. High-tech Australiasie lands multimillion-dollar deal (SMH)
  12. RIM Bags Irish Software Company NewBay for $100 Million (IT ProPortal)
  13. Completes $100M Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  14. Cloud services provider Six Degrees Group launches with £60 million in funding (Techcrunch)
  15. KIT Digital Shopping Spree Continues, Buys ioko365 For $91.4 Million (Paid Content)
  16. Vistaprint to buy Dutch photobook software company Albumprinter for up to €65 million (Techcrunch)
  17. Investors Pump $90 Million Into Airbnb Clone Wimdu (Techcrunch)
  18. NICE Systems acquires Fizzback for approximately $80 million (Techrunch)
  19. KIT Digital Buys Trio Of Firms, Including KickApps And Kewego (Paid Content)
  20. LDC Snatches Up Web Hosting Provider UK2Group For $77 Million Big Ones (Techcrunch)
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