Top 20 European Deals for September 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $3,300,000,000 Bureau van Dijk Moody’s Media Acquisition
2 $1,000,000,000 Outfit7 United Luck Group Holdings Games Acquisition
3 $720,000,000 Institutional Shareholder Services Genstar Capital Software & Services Acquisition
4 $502,000,000 Improbable Consortium Software & Services Investment
5 $456,000,000 PlusServer BC Partners Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $425,100,150 Delivery Hero Naspers Transactions Investment
7 $400,000,000 Microvast Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
8 $385,000,000 Deliveroo Consortium Transactions Investment
9 $385,000,000 AUTO1 Group Princeville Global Transactions Investment
10 $370,000,000 Comptel Nokia Software & Services Acquisition
11 $333,684,900 Immediate Media Co. Hubert Burda Media Media Acquisition
12 $259,000,000 Itconic Equinix Software & Services Acquisition
13 $250,000,000 Zenly Snap Inc. Mobile & Apps Acquisition
14 $250,000,000 Social Point Take-Two Interactive Software Games Acquisition
15 $230,319,000 Gryphon Group Holdings Leadenhall Capital Partners, Punter Southall Group Transactions Investment
16 $219,000,000 32Red Kindred Group Games Acquisition
17 $210,000,000 ABAX Investcorp Software & Services Acquisition
18 $205,000,000 BI-SAM Technologies FactSet Software & Services Acquisition
19 $186,258,100 Money.co.uk Zoopla Transactions Acquisition
20 $169,500,000 SoundCloud The Raine Group, Temasek Holdings Media Investment

More information

  1. Moody’s Corp to buy Bureau van Dijk for about $3.3 billion (Reuters)
  2. Chinese group buys Talking Tom app maker Outfit7 for $1b (Deal Street Asia)
  3. Genstar Capital to buy proxy advisory firm ISS for $720 million (Reuters)
  4. London-based AI and simulation start-up Improbable bags $502m in funding from SoftBank (Computing UK)
  5. GoDaddy sells PlusServer for $456M, kills off its AWS-style cloud services (TechCrunch)
  6. Naspers invests €387M in European food delivery business Delivery Hero (TechCrunch)
  7. CITIC Securities Leads $400M Round In EV Battery Maker Microvast (China money network)
  8. Deliveroo raises $385M in new funding, now valued at ‘over $2 Billion’ (TechCrunch)
  9. AutoGroup 1 raises €360 million (FinSMEs)
  10. Nokia to buy Comptel for $370M as it pushes deeper into carrier software (TechCrunch)
  11. Germany’s Hubert Burda Media buys Radio Times and other UK magazines for £270m (City A.M.)
  12. Equinix expands Iberian footprint after $259m Itconic deal (Capacity media)
  13. Snapchat reportedly paid over $250 million for an app that lets you track your friends (Business Insider)
  14. Take-Two buys Spain’s Social Point mobile game studio for at least $250 million (VentureBeat)
  15. Insurance Entrepreneurs Raise £180M to Bring Protection Challenger to Market (Financialit)
  16. Kindred to Buy 32Red for $219 Million in Latest Gaming Deal (Bloomberg)
  17. Investcorp acquires ABAX for $210 mln (PE HUB)
  18. A Look At BISAM, The Market Research Company FactSet Bought For $205 Million (Bezinga)
  19. Zoopla buys the financial services of Money.co.uk in deal worth up to £140m ( Express)
  20. SoundCloud saved by emergency funding as CEO steps aside (TechCrunch)
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