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The fight is on

Commentary
There’s no doubt that Uber rules the ride-sharing space. Apart from being the most valuable startup in Silicon Valley with a $50 billion valuation, Uber is also the number one ride-hailing app in the world, enjoying unrivalled dominance in the space. By virtue of its size and financial power, it’s easy to assume that Uber can easily bulldoze any competitor that stands in its way. However, recent movements by investors hint that there could be ample room for competition. A few days ago, Paris-based BlaBlaCar announced that it received a funding of $200 million from New York-based Insight Venture Partners and Lead Edge Capital, as well as Stockholm’s Vostok New Ventures. This investment comes on the heels of Didi Kuaidi’s $100 million investment in Uber’s US rival Lyft, and Falcon Edge Capital and Tiger Global Management’s $222.5 million investment in India’s biggest taxi app service, Ola. Although it remains to be seen whether these services will form a global alliance soon, the one thing we can be sure of is, Uber’s competitors are not about to concede defeat.

Top 20 European Deals for August 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $9,670,032,000 Ono Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $613,872,000 Tele2 Teliasonera Mobile & Apps Acquisition
3 $445,000,000 Rocket Internet PLDT Software & Services Investment
4 $337,000,000 Quintiq Dassualt Systemes Software & Services Acquisition
5 $175,000,000 Tail-f Systems Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
6 $150,000,000 Ozon.ru AFK Sistema, MTS Ecommerce Investment
7 $125,136,000 Klarna Consortium Transactions Acquisition
8 $112,000,000 Borro Victory Park Capital Transactions Investment
9 $101,954,625 Sarenza Bpifrance Ecommerce Investment
10 $100,000,000 BlaBlaCar Consortium Transactions Investment
11 $98,654,400 Westwing Consortium Ecommerce Investment
12 $95,000,000 eNovance Red Hat Software & Services Acquisition
13 $93,661,150 Markco Media Monitise Transactions Acquisition
14 $88,000,000 Delivery Hero Insight Venture Partners Transactions Investment
15 $85,586,750 Base79 Rightster Marketing Acquisition
16 $85,000,000 Delivery Hero Consortium Transactions Investment
17 $76,000,000 Powa Undisclosed Ecommerce Investment
18 $68,720,000 Hoccer Media Ventures GmbH Mobile & Apps Investment
19 $66,000,000 Farfetch Consortium Ecommerce Investment
20 $65,000,000 Funding Circle Consortium Transactions Investment

More information

  1. Vodafone completes €7.2 billion acquisition of Ono (Vodafone)
  2. Teliasonera acquires Tele2 Norway for €450 million after regulatory “failure” (European Communications)
  3. PLDT Invests $445M In Rocket Internet To Develop Online Payment Services For Emerging Markets (TechCrunch)
  4. Dassualt Systemes to acquire Dutch firm Quintiq for $337 million (The Economic Times)
  5. Cisco acquires Stockholm, Sweden-based networking tech firm Tail-f Systems for $175 million (TechEU)
  6. Ozon receives giant funding from AFK Sistema and MTS (EWDN)
  7. Klarna Raised €90M to Acquire SOFORT (FinSMEs)
  8. Borro Closes $112M Financing with Victory Park Capital (FinSMEs)
  9. Sarenza raises €74mn and readies itself to conquer Europe (Ecommerce Facts)
  10. BlaBlaCar Raises $100M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Westwing Receives €72M (FinSMEs)
  12. Red Hat to Buy eNovance in OpenStack Collaboration (The Wall Street Journal)
  13. Monitise Acquires Markco Media For Up To £55M, Includes MyVoucherCodes And Last Second Tickets (TechCrunch)
  14. Delivery Hero Raises $88M in Series E Financing (FinSMEs)
  15. Rightster acquires Base79 (Advanced Television)
  16. Delivery Hero Raises $85M in Series F Financing (FinSMEs)
  17. Powa secures USD76m for m-commerce platform (Mobile Payments Insider)
  18. Hoccer Raises €50M (FinSMEs)
  19. Farfetch Raises $66m in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Funding Circle Raises $65M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)

Top 20 European Deals for July 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $9,670,032,000 Ono Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $900,000,000 Viber Media Rakuten Mobile & Apps Acquisition
3 $613,872,000 Tele2 Teliasonera Mobile & Apps Acquisition
4 $337,000,000 Quintiq Dassualt Systemes Software & Services Acquisition
5 $175,000,000 Tail-f Systems Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
6 $165,000,000 Bash Gaming GSN Games Games Acquisition
7 $150,000,000 Ozon.ru AFK Sistema, MTS Ecommerce Investment
8 $125,136,000 Klarna Consortium Transactions Acquisition
9 $112,000,000 Borro Victory Park Capital Transactions Investment
10 $107,000,000 FX Networks Vocus Communications Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $101,954,625 Sarenza Bpifrance Ecommerce Investment
12 $100,000,000 BlaBlaCar Consortium Transactions Investment
13 $100,000,000 Neebula ServiceNow Software & Services Acquisition
14 $98,654,400 Westwing Consortium Ecommerce Investment
15 $95,000,000 eNovance Red Hat Software & Services Acquisition
16 $93,661,150 Markco Media Monitise Transactions Acquisition
17 $88,000,000 Delivery Hero Insight Venture Partners Transactions Investment
18 $85,586,750 Base79 Rightster Marketing Acquisition
19 $85,000,000 Delivery Hero Consortium Transactions Investment
20 $76,000,000 Powa Undisclosed Ecommerce Investment

More information

  1. Vodafone completes €7.2 billion acquisition of Ono (Vodafone)
  2. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  3. Teliasonera acquires Tele2 Norway for €450 million after regulatory “failure” (European Communications)
  4. Dassualt Systemes to acquire Dutch firm Quintiq for $337 million (The Economic Times)
  5. Cisco acquires Stockholm, Sweden-based networking tech firm Tail-f Systems for $175 million (TechEU)
  6. GSN’s $165M Bash Gaming Acquisition Nets 100X Return For Investors (TechCrunch)
  7. Ozon receives giant funding from AFK Sistema and MTS (EWDN)
  8. Klarna Raised €90M to Acquire SOFORT (FinSMEs)
  9. Borro Closes $112M Financing with Victory Park Capital (FinSMEs)
  10. Vocus Communications to buy NZ’s FX Networks (The Australian)
  11. Sarenza raises €74mn and readies itself to conquer Europe (Ecommerce Facts)
  12. BlaBlaCar Raises $100M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. ServiceNow to Acquire Israel’s Neebula for $100 Million (Re/code)
  14. Westwing Receives €72M (FinSMEs)
  15. Red Hat to Buy eNovance in OpenStack Collaboration (The Wall Street Journal)
  16. Monitise Acquires Markco Media For Up To £55M, Includes MyVoucherCodes And Last Second Tickets (TechCrunch)
  17. Delivery Hero Raises $88M in Series E Financing (FinSMEs)
  18. Rightster acquires Base79 (Advanced Television)
  19. Delivery Hero Raises $85M in Series F Financing (FinSMEs)
  20. Powa secures USD76m for m-commerce platform (Mobile Payments Insider)