Top 20 European Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$5,000,000,000NDS GroupCiscoMarketingAcquisition
2$660,000,000SHLCorporate Executive BoardMarketingAcquisition
3$540,000,000LBiPublicis GroupEcommerceAcquisition
4$479,800,000Bol.comRoyal AholdEcommerceAcquisition
5$375,072,000ZalandoKinnevikSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$350,000,000LodestoneInfosysHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
7$350,000,000Specialist Computer HoldingsTech Data CorpSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$176,000,000Lucid MarketsFXCMMediaAcquisition
10$130,000,000DeezerAccess IndustriesHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
12$95,300,000IzeosNewfundSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$88,000,000StarClaranetSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$77,200,000BighandBridgepoint Development CapitalMediaInvestment
15$75,000,000Avito.ruAccel PartnersSoftware & ServicesPublic
16$72,000,000EPAM SystemsUndisclosedTransactionsInvestment
17$64,000,000Just-EatConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
18$62,150,000MimecastInsight Venture Partners, Dawn CapitalTransactionsInvestment
19$60,000,000Clickandpay.ruIgor GrossmanHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
20$55,625,000Sagemcom’s machine-to-machine divisionSierra Wireless

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 (E-wire Co)
  8. FXCM grabs 50% controlling stake in Lucid Markets (Market Watch)
  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. Enterprise Cloud Consolidation In Europe: Claranet Buys Star (MessageLabs’ Founders’ Other Startup) For $88M (TechCrunch)
  14. BigHand Acquired by Bridgepoint Development Capital and Management for £49M (FinSMEs)
  15. Russian Classified Giant’s $75M From Accel Shows It’s 1999 In Emerging Economies (TechCrunch)
  16. EPAM Completes $72 Million IPO on NYSE (Quintura)
  17. Just-Eat Just Raised Another $64M From Vitruvian, Index, Greylock For Online Food Ordering (TechCrunch)
  18. Mimecast Secures $62.15M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  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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