Top 20 European Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$5,000,000,000NDS GroupCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
2$660,000,000SHLCorporate Executive BoardMarketingAcquisition
3$540,000,000LBiPublicis GroupMarketingAcquisition
4$479,800,000Bol.comRoyal AholdEcommerceAcquisition
5$375,072,000ZalandoKinnevikEcommerceInvestment
6$350,000,000LodestoneInfosysSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
7$350,000,000Specialist Computer HoldingsTech Data CorpHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
8$176,000,000Lucid MarketsFXCMSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
9$133,000,000MoneySavingExpertMoneySupermarketMediaAcquisition
10$130,000,000DeezerAccess IndustriesMediaInvestment
11$114,986,000MatrixLiberoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
12$95,300,000IzeosNewfundMediaInvestment
13$77,200,000BighandBridgepoint Development CapitalSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$75,000,000Avito.ruAccel PartnersMediaInvestment
15$72,000,000EPAM SystemsUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
16$64,000,000Just-EatConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
17$62,150,000MimecastInsight Venture Partners, Dawn CapitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
18$60,000,000Clickandpay.ruIgor GrossmanTransactionsInvestment
19$55,625,000Sagemcom’s machine-to-machine divisionSierra WirelessHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
20$51,800,000PicochipMindspeed TechnologiesHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition

More information

  1. Cisco Buys NDS Group For $5B (Silicon Tap)
  2. Corporate Executive Board buys talent analytics firm SHL (Research)
  3. Global Digital Agency LBi Acquired for $540 Million (Pando Daily)
  4. Royal Ahold acquires Bol.com (The Deal Pipiline)
  5. Kinnevik Acquires Additional 10% of Zalando for €287M (FinSMEs)
  6. Infosys Acquiring Lodestone For Around $350 Million (Pulse 2)
  7. Tech Data bulks up European business with $350 million deal (Chicago Tribune)
  8. FXCM to Acquire Lucid Markets (Finance Yahoo)
  9. MoneySupermarket To Acquire MoneySavingExpert For £87 million (TechCrunch)
  10. French Music Startup Deezer Gets $130M Fourth Round, Led By Warner Music Group’s Owner Access Industries (TechCrunch)
  11. Telecom Italia sells Matrix to Libero (Weather Group) at an Enterprise Value of €88 Million (Telecom Italia)
  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. Mimecast Secures $62.15M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. First Russian Cash-Back Marketplace Launches After Raising $60 Millio (Arctic Startup)
  19. Sierra Wireless Completes Acquisition of Sagemcom M2M Business (Sys Con)
  20. Mindspeed Completes Picochip Buy (SoCal Tech)
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