Top 20 European Deals for December 2013

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$1,530,000,000SupercellSoftBank, GungHoGamesInvestment
3$600,000,000TSL EducationTPGMediaAcquisition
5$310,000,000UbiquisysCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
6$250,000,000SpotifyTechnology Crossover VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
10$121,316,800Tele2TelenorHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
11$111,622,500SoftonicPartners GroupSoftware & ServicesInvestment
12$102,365,000TruphoneRoman Abramovich, MindenMobile & AppsInvestment
13$100,000,000Tanberg DataOverland StorageHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
14$85,000,000AriesoJDSUSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
15$80,845,000HyperopticGeorge SorosHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
16$76,000,000Powa TechnologiesUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
18$40,000,000ShazamAmerica MovilMobile & AppsInvestment
19$38,000,000NumberFour CouldConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
20$37,000,000Funding CircleConsortiumTransactionsInvestment

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  1. Supercell Receives $1.53BN Investment (FinSMEs)
  2. Adobe Acquires Conversational Marketing Platform Neolane For $600M In Cash To Bolster Its Marketing Cloud (Techcrunch)
  3. TPG Buys TSL, Owner Of The TES Connect Education Network, For Around $600M (Techcrunch)
  4. Ingenico Agrees To Acquire European Online Payment Services Provider, Ogone, For €360M To Build Out Multi-Channel Payments Strategy (Techcrunch)
  5. Cisco Is Buying Ubiquisys For $310M For A Big Move Into Mobile Coverage With Femtocells And Small Cells (Techcrunch)
  6. Technology Crossover Ventures Funds All Of Spotify’s $250M International Growth Round (TechCrunch)
  7. Fab Grabs $150M At $1B Valuation (And Is Raising Another $100M+ More) (Techcrunch)
  8. Supercell Raises $130M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Lamoda, The Samwer Brothers’ Russian Online Fashion Store, Snags $130M Led By Access Industries (Techcrunch)
  10. Telenor snaps up Tele2’s fibre broadband business for €88m (ZDnet)
  11. Software download portal Softonic receives reported €82.5 million investment from Partners Group (The Next Web)
  12. Roman Abramovich acquires a £70 million stake in Truphone (FinSMEs)
  13. Tandberg Data to be acquired by Overland Storage (CRN)
  14. JDSU Buys Arieso For $85M In Cash To Boost Its Mobile Network Business (TechCrunch)
  15. George Soros pumps £50m into broadband start-up Hyperoptic (The Telegraph)
  16. Powa Technologies Picks Up A $76M Series A Investment To Take Its Mobile Payment And E-Commerce Platform Large (Techcrunch)
  17. UPDATE 1-S.Africa’s Naspers buys 18 pct stake in Russia’s Avito (Reuters)
  18. Shazam Pulls In $40M From America Movil To Take On Latin America (Techcrunch)
  19. With $38M To Play With, NumberFour Could Become A Global Business Platform (Techcrunch)
  20. UK-based Funding Circle raises $37M to fund American small businesses (Venture Beat)
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