Top 20 European Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $5,000,000,000 Aegis Group Dentsu Marketing Acquisition
2 $5,000,000,000 NDS Group Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $2,600,000,000 Logica CGI Software & Services Acquisition
4 $1,700,000,000 Cable & Wireless Worldwide Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $660,000,000 SHL Corporate Executive Board Marketing Acquisition
6 $479,800,000 Bol.com Royal Ahold Ecommerce Acquisition
7 $310,000,000 CSR Samsung Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $200,000,000 Psion Motorola Solutions Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $178,000,000 paysafecard.com Investcorp Software & Services Acquisition
10 $176,000,000 Lucid Markets FXCM Software & Services Acquisition
11 $133,000,000 MoneySavingExpert MoneySupermarket Media Acquisition
12 $95,300,000 Izeos Newfund Media Investment
13 $77,200,000 Bighand Bridgepoint Development Capital Software & Services Acquisition
14 $75,000,000 Avito.ru Accel Partners Media Investment
15 $72,000,000 EPAM Systems Undisclosed Software & Services Public
16 $64,000,000 Just-Eat Consortium Transactions Investment
17 $60,000,000 Clickandpay.ru Igor Grossman Transactions Investment
18 $51,800,000 Picochip Mindspeed Technologies Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
19 $50,000,000 Westwing Consortium Ecommerce Investment
20 $45,000,000 B2B-Center Consortium Software & Services Investment

More information

  1. Japanese ad giant Dentsu buys Aegis for £3.16 bn (Yahoo)
  2. Cisco Buys NDS Group For $5B (Silicon Tap)
  3. Canada’s CGI to Buy IT Rival Logica for $2.6 Billion (AllThingsD)
  4. Vodafone Buys Cable & Wireless For $1.7B, Gives Mobile Carrier Bigger Window On Enterprise, Broadband (TechCrunch)
  5. Corporate Executive Board buys talent analytics firm SHL (Research)
  6. Royal Ahold acquires Bol.com (The Deal Pipiline)
  7. Samsung buys CSR’s handset connectivity technology and 21 patents for $310 million (The Verge)
  8. Motorola Solutions to buy Psion for $200 million (Reuters)
  9. Investcorp buys Austrian online firm for $178 million (4 Traders)
  10. FXCM to Acquire Lucid Markets (Finance Yahoo)
  11. MoneySupermarket To Acquire MoneySavingExpert For £87 million (TechCrunch)
  12. Izeos Receives Investment from Newfund (FinSMEs)
  13. BigHand Acquired by Bridgepoint Development Capital and Management for £49M (FinSMEs)
  14. Russian Classified Giant’s $75M From Accel Shows It’s 1999 In Emerging Economies (TechCrunch)
  15. EPAM Completes $72 Million IPO on NYSE (Quintura)
  16. Just-Eat Just Raised Another $64M From Vitruvian, Index, Greylock For Online Food Ordering (TechCrunch)
  17. First Russian Cash-Back Marketplace Launches After Raising $60 Millio (Arctic Startup)
  18. Mindspeed Completes Picochip Buy (SoCal Tech)
  19. Westwing Receives $50M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. B2B-Center Raises $45M (Pando Daily)
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