Top 20 European Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$5,000,000,000NDS GroupCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
2$2,600,000,000LogicaCGISoftware & ServicesAcquisition
3$1,700,000,000Cable & Wireless WorldwideVodafoneHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$660,000,000SHLCorporate Executive BoardMarketingAcquisition
5$479,800,000Bol.comRoyal AholdEcommerceAcquisition
6$200,000,000PsionMotorola SolutionsHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
7$178,000,000paysafecard.comInvestcorpSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$176,000,000Lucid MarketsFXCMSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11$77,200,000BighandBridgepoint Development CapitalSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$75,000,000Avito.ruAccel PartnersMediaInvestment
13$72,000,000EPAM SystemsUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
15$60,000,000Clickandpay.ruIgor GrossmanEcommerceInvestment
16$51,800,000PicochipMindspeed TechnologiesHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
18$45,000,000B2B-CenterConsortiumSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$38,500,000NetBenefitPEER 1 HostingSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
20$38,000,000SynchronicaMyriad GroupMobile & AppsAcquisition

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 (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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