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 $540,000,000 LBi Publicis Group Marketing Acquisition
9 $479,800,000 Bol.com Royal Ahold Ecommerce Acquisition
10 $350,000,000 Lodestone Infosys Software & Services Acquisition
11 $350,000,000 Specialist Computer Holdings Tech Data Corp Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $310,000,000 CSR Samsung Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $200,000,000 Psion Motorola Solutions Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $178,000,000 paysafecard.com Investcorp Software & Services Acquisition
15 $176,000,000 Lucid Markets FXCM Software & Services Acquisition
16 $133,000,000 MoneySavingExpert MoneySupermarket Media Acquisition
17 $95,300,000 Izeos Newfund Media Investment
18 $77,200,000 Bighand Bridgepoint Development Capital Software & Services Acquisition
19 $75,000,000 Avito.ru Accel Partners Media Investment
20 $72,000,000 EPAM Systems Undisclosed Software & Services Public

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 Bol.com (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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