Top 20 European Deals for December 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $31,000,000,000 ARM SoftBank Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $1,790,000,000 Host Europe Group GoDaddy Software & Services Acquisition
3 $1,700,000,000 Skyscanner Ctrip Transactions Acquisition
4 $1,300,000,000 AVG Avast Software & Services Acquisition
5 $640,000,000 Mail.Ru Group Megafon Media Acquisition
6 $500,000,000 Media Planet Priveq Investment Media Acquisition
7 $362,231,100 Global Fashion Group Consortium Ecommerce Investment
8 $276,125,000 OVH Consortium Software & Services Investment
9 $275,000,000 Deliveroo Consortium Transactions Investment
10 $259,716,000 Eir GIC Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
11 $245,605,000 hungryhouse Just Eat Transactions Acquisition
12 $210,000,000 Hemnet General Atlantic Transactions Acquisition
13 $195,092,000 Withings Nokia Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $189,000,000 Captain Train Trainline Transactions Acquisition
15 $184,563,200 Skyscanner Consortium Transactions Investment
16 $171,000,000 Future Finance Consortium Transactions Investment
17 $120,000,000 Cabify Rakuten Transactions Investment
18 $110,000,000 Farfetch Comcast Ventures Transactions Investment
19 $107,931,000 Deezer Access Industries, Orange Media Investment
20 $106,970,000 Devialet Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment

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  1. SoftBank completes $31 billion acquisition of ARM (The Verge)
  2. GoDaddy acquires rival Host Europe Group for $1.79 billion to grow its global footprint (VentureBeat)
  3. Ctrip Acquires Skyscanner for $1.7 Billion to Expand Bookings (China Money Network)
  4. Avast acquires antivirus maker AVG for $1.3BN to gain scale and dive into IoT security (TechCrunch)
  5. Russia’s MegaFon to acquire majority stake in Mail.Ru for $640 million (VentureBeat)
  6. Venture capitalists buys into the median plane of half a billion (Resume)
  7. Global Fashion Group Raises €330M (FinSMEs)
  8. OVH Receives €250M Private Equity Investment (FinSMEs)
  9. Food startup Deliveroo raises $275M as Uber eats into its European market (TechCrunch)
  10. Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC to acquire stake in Eir (Silicon Republic)
  11. Just Eat is spending £266 million to acquire rivals Hungryhouse and SkipTheDishes (Business Insider UK)
  12. General Atlantic buys majority stake in Swedish Zoopla (Financial Times)
  13. Nokia to Acquire Withings, for €170M (FinSMEs)
  14. Trainline buys Captain Train for up to $189 million (TechCrunch)
  15. Skyscanner Raises £128M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Future Finance raises $171M to grow its student loan platform in Europe (TechCrunch)
  17. Cabify Raises $120M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Farfetch Raises $110M in Series F Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Deezer Secures €100M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Devialet Raises €100M in Funding (FinSMEs)
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