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 $632,000,000 Trivago Expedia Transactions Investment
4 $540,000,000 LBi Publicis Group Marketing Acquisition
5 $479,800,000 Bol.com Royal Ahold Ecommerce Acquisition
6 $375,072,000 Zalando Kinnevik Ecommerce Acquisition
7 $350,000,000 Lodestone Infosys Software & Services Acquisition
8 $350,000,000 Specialist Computer Holdings Tech Data Corp Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $176,000,000 Lucid Markets FXCM Software & Services Acquisition
10 $133,000,000 MoneySavingExpert MoneySupermarket Media Acquisition
11 $130,000,000 Deezer Access Industries Media Investment
12 $114,986,000 Matrix Libero Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $95,300,000 Izeos Newfund Media Investment
14 $88,000,000 Star Claranet Software & Services Acquisition
15 $77,200,000 Bighand Bridgepoint Development Capital Software & Services Acquisition
16 $75,000,000 Avito.ru Accel Partners Media Investment
17 $72,433,000 Glossybox Consortium Ecommerce Investment
18 $72,000,000 EPAM Systems Undisclosed Software & Services Public
19 $64,000,000 Just-Eat Consortium Transactions Investment
20 $62,150,000 Mimecast Insight Venture Partners, Dawn Capital Software & Services Investment

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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 Bol.com (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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