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 $660,000,000 SHL Corporate Executive Board Marketing Acquisition
3 $540,000,000 LBi Publicis Group Marketing Acquisition
4 $479,800,000 Royal Ahold Ecommerce Acquisition
5 $375,072,000 Zalando Kinnevik Ecommerce Investment
6 $350,000,000 Lodestone Infosys Software & Services Acquisition
7 $350,000,000 Specialist Computer Holdings Tech Data Corp Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $176,000,000 Lucid Markets FXCM Software & Services Acquisition
9 $133,000,000 MoneySavingExpert MoneySupermarket Media Acquisition
10 $130,000,000 Deezer Access Industries Media Investment
11 $114,986,000 Matrix Libero Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $95,300,000 Izeos Newfund Media Investment
13 $77,200,000 Bighand Bridgepoint Development Capital Software & Services Acquisition
14 $75,000,000 Accel Partners Media Investment
15 $72,000,000 EPAM Systems Undisclosed Software & Services Public
16 $64,000,000 Just-Eat Consortium Transactions Investment
17 $62,150,000 Mimecast Insight Venture Partners, Dawn Capital Software & Services Investment
18 $60,000,000 Igor Grossman Transactions Investment
19 $55,625,000 Sagemcom’s machine-to-machine division Sierra Wireless Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
20 $51,800,000 Picochip Mindspeed Technologies Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition

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 (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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