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
4$540,000,000LBiPublicis GroupMarketingAcquisition
5$479,800,000Bol.comRoyal AholdEcommerceAcquisition
7$350,000,000LodestoneInfosysSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$350,000,000Specialist Computer HoldingsTech Data CorpHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
9$176,000,000Lucid MarketsFXCMSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11$130,000,000DeezerAccess IndustriesMediaInvestment
12$114,986,000MatrixLiberoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
14$88,000,000StarClaranetSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
15$77,200,000BighandBridgepoint Development CapitalSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16$75,000,000Avito.ruAccel PartnersMediaInvestment
18$72,000,000EPAM SystemsUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
20$62,150,000MimecastInsight Venture Partners, Dawn CapitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment

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  1. Cisco Buys NDS Group For $5B (Silicon Tap)
  2. Corporate Executive Board buys talent analytics firm SHL (Research)
  3. Expedia Buys Majority Stake In European Hotel Search Site Trivago For $632 Million (Techcrunch)
  4. Global Digital Agency LBi Acquired for $540 Million (Pando Daily)
  5. Royal Ahold acquires (The Deal Pipiline)
  6. Kinnevik Acquires Additional 10% of Zalando for €287M (FinSMEs)
  7. Infosys Acquiring Lodestone For Around $350 Million (Pulse 2)
  8. Tech Data bulks up European business with $350 million deal (E-wire Co)
  9. FXCM grabs 50% controlling stake in Lucid Markets (Market Watch)
  10. MoneySupermarket To Acquire MoneySavingExpert For £87 million (TechCrunch)
  11. French Music Startup Deezer Gets $130M Fourth Round, Led By Warner Music Group’s Owner Access Industries (TechCrunch)
  12. Telecom Italia sells Matrix to Libero (Weather Group) at an Enterprise Value of €88 Million (Telecom Italia)
  13. Izeos Receives Investment from Newfund (FinSMEs)
  14. Enterprise Cloud Consolidation In Europe: Claranet Buys Star (MessageLabs’ Founders’ Other Startup) For $88M(TechCrunch)
  15. BigHand Acquired by Bridgepoint Development Capital and Management for £49M (FinSMEs)
  16. Russian Classified Giant’s $75M From Accel Shows It’s 1999 In Emerging Economies (TechCrunch)
  17. Glossybox Receives over €55M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  18. EPAM Completes $72 Million IPO on NYSE (Quintura)
  19. Just-Eat Just Raised Another $64M From Vitruvian, Index, Greylock For Online Food Ordering (TechCrunch)
  20. Mimecast Secures $62.15M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
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