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 $4,900,000,000 Aegis Group Dentsu Marketing Acquisition
3 $2,600,000,000 Logica CGI Software & Services Acquisition
4 $1,700,000,000 Cable & Wireless Worldwide Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $1,040,000,000 ASML Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
6 $974,000,000 ASML Samsung Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
7 $660,000,000 SHL Corporate Executive Board Marketing Acquisition
8 $479,800,000 Bol.com Royal Ahold Ecommerce Acquisition
9 $310,000,000 CSR Samsung Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $200,000,000 Psion Motorola Solutions Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $178,000,000 paysafecard.com Investcorp Software & Services Acquisition
12 $176,000,000 Lucid Markets FXCM Software & Services Acquisition
13 $133,000,000 MoneySavingExpert MoneySupermarket Media Acquisition
14 $95,300,000 Izeos Newfund Media Investment
15 $77,200,000 Bighand Bridgepoint Development Capital Software & Services Acquisition
16 $75,000,000 Avito.ru Accel Partners Media Investment
17 $72,000,000 EPAM Systems Undisclosed Software & Services Public
18 $64,000,000 Just-Eat Consortium Transactions Investment
19 $60,000,000 Clickandpay.ru Igor Grossman Transactions Investment
20 $55,625,000 Sagemcom’s machine-to-machine division Sierra Wireless Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition

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  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 Bol.com (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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