Top 20 European Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$5,000,000,000NDS GroupCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
2$4,900,000,000Aegis GroupDentsuMarketingAcquisition
3$2,600,000,000LogicaCGISoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$1,700,000,000Cable & Wireless WorldwideVodafoneHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
5$1,040,000,000ASMLTaiwan Semiconductor ManufacturingHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
6$974,000,000ASMLSamsungHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
7$660,000,000SHLCorporate Executive BoardMarketingAcquisition
8$479,800,000Bol.comRoyal AholdEcommerceAcquisition
9$310,000,000CSRSamsungHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
10$200,000,000PsionMotorola SolutionsHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
11$178,000,000paysafecard.comInvestcorpSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$176,000,000Lucid MarketsFXCMSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
15$77,200,000BighandBridgepoint Development CapitalSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16$75,000,000Avito.ruAccel PartnersMediaInvestment
17$72,000,000EPAM SystemsUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
19$60,000,000Clickandpay.ruIgor GrossmanTransactionsInvestment
20$55,625,000Sagemcom’s machine-to-machine divisionSierra WirelessHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition

More information

  1. Cisco Buys NDS Group For $5B (Silicon Tap)
  2. Japanese ad giant Dentsu buys Aegis for £3.16 bn (Yahoo)
  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. Taiwan Semiconductor Buys 5% ASML Equity Stake (Bloomberg)
  6. Taking A Big Hit On Design, Samsung Doubles Down On Chips, Puts $974M Into ASML (TechCrunch)
  7. Corporate Executive Board buys talent analytics firm SHL (Research)
  8. Royal Ahold acquires (The Deal Pipiline)
  9. Samsung buys CSR’s handset connectivity technology and 21 patents for $310 million (The Verge)
  10. Motorola Solutions to buy Psion for $200 million (Reuters)
  11. Investcorp buys Austrian online firm for $178 million (4 Traders)
  12. FXCM to Acquire Lucid Markets (Finance Yahoo)
  13. MoneySupermarket To Acquire MoneySavingExpert For £87 million (TechCrunch)
  14. Izeos Receives Investment from Newfund (FinSMEs)
  15. BigHand Acquired by Bridgepoint Development Capital and Management for £49M (FinSMEs)
  16. Russian Classified Giant’s $75M From Accel Shows It’s 1999 In Emerging Economies (TechCrunch)
  17. EPAM Completes $72 Million IPO on NYSE (Quintura)
  18. Just-Eat Just Raised Another $64M From Vitruvian, Index, Greylock For Online Food Ordering (TechCrunch)
  19. First Russian Cash-Back Marketplace Launches After Raising $60 Millio (Arctic Startup)
  20. Sierra Wireless Completes Acquisition of Sagemcom M2M Business (Sys Con)
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