Top 20 European Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $5,000,000,000 NDS Group Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $2,600,000,000 Logica CGI Software & Services Acquisition
3 $1,700,000,000 Cable & Wireless Worldwide Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $660,000,000 SHL Corporate Executive Board Marketing Acquisition
5 $479,800,000 Bol.com Royal Ahold Ecommerce Acquisition
6 $200,000,000 Psion Motorola Solutions Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $178,000,000 paysafecard.com Investcorp Software & Services Acquisition
8 $176,000,000 Lucid Markets FXCM Software & Services Acquisition
9 $133,000,000 MoneySavingExpert MoneySupermarket Media Acquisition
10 $95,300,000 Izeos Newfund Media Investment
11 $77,200,000 Bighand Bridgepoint Development Capital Software & Services Acquisition
12 $75,000,000 Avito.ru Accel Partners Media Investment
13 $72,000,000 EPAM Systems Undisclosed Software & Services Public
14 $64,000,000 Just-Eat Consortium Transactions Investment
15 $60,000,000 Clickandpay.ru Igor Grossman Ecommerce Investment
16 $51,800,000 Picochip Mindspeed Technologies Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
17 $50,000,000 Westwing Consortium Ecommerce Investment
18 $45,000,000 B2B-Center Consortium Software & Services Acquisition
19 $38,500,000 NetBenefit PEER 1 Hosting Software & Services Acquisition
20 $38,000,000 Synchronica Myriad Group Mobile & Apps Acquisition

More information

  1. Cisco Buys NDS Group For $5B (Silicon Tap)
  2. Canada’s CGI to Buy IT Rival Logica for $2.6 Billion (AllThingsD)
  3. Vodafone Buys Cable & Wireless For $1.7B, Gives Mobile Carrier Bigger Window On Enterprise, Broadband (TechCrunch)
  4. Corporate Executive Board buys talent analytics firm SHL (Research)
  5. Royal Ahold acquires Bol.com (The Deal Pipiline)
  6. Motorola Solutions to buy Psion for $200 million (Reuters)
  7. Investcorp buys Austrian online firm for $178 million (4 Traders)
  8. FXCM to Acquire Lucid Markets (Finance Yahoo)
  9. MoneySupermarket To Acquire MoneySavingExpert For £87 million (TechCrunch)
  10. Izeos Receives Investment from Newfund (FinSMEs)
  11. BigHand Acquired by Bridgepoint Development Capital and Management for £49M (FinSMEs)
  12. Russian Classified Giant’s $75M From Accel Shows It’s 1999 In Emerging Economies (TechCrunch)
  13. EPAM Completes $72 Million IPO on NYSE (Quintura)
  14. Just-Eat Just Raised Another $64M From Vitruvian, Index, Greylock For Online Food Ordering (TechCrunch)
  15. First Russian Cash-Back Marketplace Launches After Raising $60 Millio (Arctic Startup)
  16. Mindspeed Completes Picochip Buy (SoCal Tech)
  17. Westwing Receives $50M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. B2B-Center Raises $45M (Pando Daily)
  19. PEER 1 Hosting to Acquire Leading UK-Based Managed Hosting Provider (Market Watch)
  20. Mobile Messaging Consolidates: Myriad Group Buys Synchronica For $38M (Techcrunch)
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