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French startup revolution

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The startup scene in France is booming. In 2015, the French startup ecosystem enjoyed incredible growth, with tech startups raising more than €960 million and M&A activity generating more than €900 million. Thanks to the large rounds from companies like BlaBlaCar and Sigfox, as well as promotion from the government-sponsored La French Tech program, venture capitalists are starting to show interest for French startups too. This week alone, Drivy, Lendix, Bnbsitter, Sqreen and Actronika received funding from local and foreign investors. On the acquisition front, Finsquare was acquired by local player Lendix, and Withings was acquired by Nokia. 

Top 20 European Deals for December 2015

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $5,900,000,000 King Digital Activision Blizzard Games Acquisition
2 $1,200,000,000 Avito Naspers Transactions Investment
3 $700,000,000 Acano Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
4 $526,000,000 Spotify Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
5 $324,510,900 Delivery Hero Undisclosed Transactions Investment
6 $267,625,050 Etraveli ProSiebenSat.1 Transactions Acquisition
7 $254,890,000 Multifonds Temenos Software & Services Acquisition
8 $240,000,000 Runtastic Adidas Mobile & Apps Acquisition
9 $215,351,910 Quandoo Recruit Transactions Acquisition
10 $200,000,000 BlaBlaCar Consortium Transactions Investment
11 $193,779,000 PAY.ON ACI Worldwide Transactions Acquisition
12 $176,946,810 Unruly News Corp Media Investment
13 $150,000,000 Funding Circle Consortium Transactions Investment
14 $126,000,000 HelloFresh Rocket Internet, Insight Venture Partners Transactions Investment
15 $120,000,000 Afrimax Group Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $117,619,750 Career Partner Apollo Education Group Software & Services Acquisition
17 $115,000,000 Sigfox Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
18 $110,000,000 Foodpanda Rocket Internet Transactions Investment
19 $110,000,000 Delivery Hero Undisclosed Transactions Investment
20 $100,000,000 WorldRemit Technology Crossover Ventures, Accel Partners Transactions Investment

More information

  1. Activision Blizzard to acquire King Digital for $5.9B (GIGA OM)
  2. Naspers Makes US$1.2 Billion Investment in Avito (FinSMEs)
  3. Cisco Snags Acano for $700 Million To Enhance Video Conferencing Capability (TechCrunch)
  4. These Are The Companies That Just Gave Spotify Half A Billion Dollars (Forbes)
  5. Delivery Hero Raises €287M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  6. ProSiebenSat.1 Acquires Etraveli for €235M (FinSMEs)
  7. Temenos Acquires Multifonds for €235M (FinSMEs)
  8. Runtastic Acquired By Adidas For $240M (TechCrunch)
  9. Recruit Acquires Quandoo for €198.6M (FinSMEs)
  10. BlaBlaCar Secures $200M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. ACI Worldwide Acquires PAY.ON, for €180M (FinSMEs)
  12. News Corp. to Buy Unruly for up to £114M (FinSMEs)
  13. Funding Circle Raises $150M in Venture Capital (FinSMEs)
  14. HelloFresh Raises $126M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Afrimax Group Raises $120M in Growth Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Apollo Education Group Acquires Career Partner for up to €107M (FinSMEs)
  17. Sigfox Secures $115M Round of Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Rocket Internet’s Foodpanda fattens up with $110M funding (Tech In Asia)
  19. Takeout Giant Delivery Hero Raises Another $110M At Over $3.1B Valuation Ahead Of IPO (TechCrunch)
  20. WorldRemit Raises $100M Funding (FinSMEs)

Top 20 European Deals for November 2015

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $5,900,000,000 King Digital Activision Blizzard Games Acquisition
2 $1,200,000,000 Avito Naspers Transactions Investment
3 $700,000,000 Acano Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
4 $526,000,000 Spotify Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
5 $324,510,900 Delivery Hero Undisclosed Transactions Investment
6 $267,625,050 Etraveli ProSiebenSat.1 Transactions Acquisition
7 $254,890,000 Multifonds Temenos Software & Services Acquisition
8 $215,351,910 Quandoo Recruit Transactions Acquisition
9 $200,000,000 BlaBlaCar Consortium Transactions Investment
10 $193,779,000 PAY.ON ACI Worldwide Transactions Acquisition
11 $176,946,810 Unruly News Corp Media Investment
12 $150,000,000 Funding Circle Consortium Transactions Investment
13 $126,000,000 HelloFresh Rocket Internet, Insight Venture Partners Transactions Investment
14 $120,000,000 Afrimax Group Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
15 $115,000,000 Sigfox Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
16 $110,000,000 Foodpanda Rocket Internet Transactions Investment
17 $110,000,000 Delivery Hero Undisclosed Transactions Investment
18 $100,000,000 WorldRemit Technology Crossover Ventures, Accel Partners Transactions Investment
19 $100,000,000 Foodpanda Goldman Sachs, Rocket Internet Transactions Investment
20 $100,000,000 Deliveroo Consortium Transactions Investment

More information

  1. Activision Blizzard to acquire King Digital for $5.9B (GIGA OM)
  2. Naspers Makes US$1.2 Billion Investment in Avito (FinSMEs)
  3. Cisco Snags Acano for $700 Million To Enhance Video Conferencing Capability (TechCrunch)
  4. These Are The Companies That Just Gave Spotify Half A Billion Dollars (Forbes)
  5. Delivery Hero Raises €287M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  6. ProSiebenSat.1 Acquires Etraveli for €235M (FinSMEs)
  7. Temenos Acquires Multifonds for €235M (FinSMEs)
  8. Recruit Acquires Quandoo for €198.6M (FinSMEs)
  9. BlaBlaCar Secures $200M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. ACI Worldwide Acquires PAY.ON, for €180M (FinSMEs)
  11. News Corp. to Buy Unruly for up to £114M (FinSMEs)
  12. Funding Circle Raises $150M in Venture Capital (FinSMEs)
  13. HelloFresh Raises $126M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Afrimax Group Raises $120M in Growth Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Sigfox Secures $115M Round of Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Rocket Internet’s Foodpanda fattens up with $110M funding (Tech In Asia)
  17. Takeout Giant Delivery Hero Raises Another $110M At Over $3.1B Valuation Ahead Of IPO (TechCrunch)
  18. WorldRemit Raises $100M Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Rocket Internet’s Foodpanda Gobbles Up $100M More Led By Goldman Sachs (TechCrunch)
  20. Deliveroo raises $100m to deliver filet mignon to your door in Singapore (Tech In Asia)

Top 20 European Deals for October 2015

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,200,000,000 Avito Naspers Transactions Investment
2 $526,000,000 Spotify Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
3 $324,510,900 Delivery Hero Undisclosed Transactions Investment
4 $267,625,050 Etraveli ProSiebenSat.1 Transactions Acquisition
5 $254,890,000 Multifonds Temenos Software & Services Acquisition
6 $240,000,000 Runtastic Adidas Mobile & Apps Acquisition
7 $215,351,910 Quandoo Recruit Transactions Acquisition
8 $200,000,000 BlaBlaCar Consortium Transactions Investment
9 $176,946,810 Unruly News Corp Media Investment
10 $150,000,000 Funding Circle Consortium Transactions Investment
11 $126,000,000 HelloFresh Rocket Internet, Insight Venture Partners Transactions Investment
12 $120,000,000 Afrimax Group Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $115,000,000 Sigfox Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
14 $110,000,000 Delivery Hero Undisclosed Transactions Investment
15 $110,000,000 Foodpanda Rocket Internet Transactions Investment
16 $100,000,000 Foodpanda Goldman Sachs, Rocket Internet Transactions Investment
17 $100,000,000 WorldRemit Technology Crossover Ventures, Accel Partners Transactions Investment
18 $92,090,625 Kreditech Consortium Transactions Investment
19 $86,000,000 Farfetch Consortium Ecommerce Investment
20 $84,667,500 HelloFresh Consortium Transactions Investment

More information

  1. Naspers Makes US$1.2 Billion Investment in Avito (FinSMEs)
  2. These Are The Companies That Just Gave Spotify Half A Billion Dollars (Forbes)
  3. Delivery Hero Raises €287M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  4. ProSiebenSat.1 Acquires Etraveli for €235M (FinSMEs)
  5. Temenos Acquires Multifonds for €235M (FinSMEs)
  6. Runtastic Acquired By Adidas For $240M (TechCrunch)
  7. Recruit Acquires Quandoo for €198.6M (FinSMEs)
  8. BlaBlaCar Secures $200M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. News Corp. to Buy Unruly for up to £114M (FinSMEs)
  10. Funding Circle Raises $150M in Venture Capital (FinSMEs)
  11. HelloFresh Raises $126M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Afrimax Group Raises $120M in Growth Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Sigfox Secures $115M Round of Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Takeout Giant Delivery Hero Raises Another $110M At Over $3.1B Valuation Ahead Of IPO (TechCrunch)
  15. Rocket Internet’s Foodpanda fattens up with $110M funding (Tech In Asia)
  16. Rocket Internet’s Foodpanda Gobbles Up $100M More Led By Goldman Sachs (TechCrunch)
  17. WorldRemit Raises $100M Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Kreditech Raises €82.5M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  19. Farfetch, the unicorn, may be worth $1 billion (CNBC)
  20. HelloFresh Raises €75M in Funding (FinSMEs)