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$540,000,000LBiPublicis GroupMarketingAcquisition
9$479,800,000Bol.comRoyal AholdEcommerceAcquisition
10$350,000,000LodestoneInfosysSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11$350,000,000Specialist Computer HoldingsTech Data CorpHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
12$310,000,000CSRSamsungHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
13$200,000,000PsionMotorola SolutionsHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
14$178,000,000paysafecard.comInvestcorpSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
15$176,000,000Lucid MarketsFXCMSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18$77,200,000BighandBridgepoint Development CapitalSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$75,000,000Avito.ruAccel PartnersMediaInvestment
20$72,000,000EPAM SystemsUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic

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. Global Digital Agency LBi Acquired for $540 Million (Pando Daily)
  9. Royal Ahold acquires (The Deal Pipiline)
  10. Infosys Acquiring Lodestone For Around $350 Million (Pulse 2)
  11. Tech Data bulks up European business with $350 million deal (Chicago Tribune)
  12. Samsung buys CSR’s handset connectivity technology and 21 patents for $310 million (The Verge)
  13. Motorola Solutions to buy Psion for $200 million (Reuters)
  14. Investcorp buys Austrian online firm for $178 million (4 Traders)
  15. FXCM to Acquire Lucid Markets (Finance Yahoo)
  16. MoneySupermarket To Acquire MoneySavingExpert For £87 million (TechCrunch)
  17. Izeos Receives Investment from Newfund (FinSMEs)
  18. BigHand Acquired by Bridgepoint Development Capital and Management for £49M (FinSMEs)
  19. Russian Classified Giant’s $75M From Accel Shows It’s 1999 In Emerging Economies (TechCrunch)
  20. EPAM Completes $72 Million IPO on NYSE (Quintura)


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