Top 20 European Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$5,000,000,000Aegis GroupDentsuMarketingAcquisition
2$5,000,000,000NDS GroupCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$2,600,000,000LogicaCGISoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$1,700,000,000Cable & Wireless WorldwideVodafoneHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
5$660,000,000SHLCorporate Executive BoardMarketingAcquisition
6$479,800,000Bol.comRoyal AholdEcommerceAcquisition
7$310,000,000CSRSamsungHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
8$200,000,000PsionMotorola SolutionsHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
9$178,000,000paysafecard.comInvestcorpSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$176,000,000Lucid MarketsFXCMSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$77,200,000BighandBridgepoint Development CapitalSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$75,000,000Avito.ruAccel PartnersMediaInvestment
15$72,000,000EPAM SystemsUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
17$60,000,000Clickandpay.ruIgor GrossmanTransactionsInvestment
18$51,800,000PicochipMindspeed TechnologiesHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
20$45,000,000B2B-CenterConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment

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 (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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