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Top 20 European Deals for May 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 $502,000,000 Improbable Consortium Software & Services Investment
4 $425,100,150 Delivery Hero Naspers Transactions Investment
5 $400,000,000 Microvast Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
6 $370,000,000 Comptel Nokia Software & Services Acquisition
7 $333,684,900 Immediate Media Co. Hubert Burda Media Media Acquisition
8 $250,000,000 Social Point Take-Two Interactive Software Games Acquisition
9 $219,000,000 32Red Kindred Group Games Acquisition
10 $205,000,000 BI-SAM Technologies FactSet Software & Services Acquisition
11 $124,000,000 SMS Management & Technology DWS Software & Services Acquisition
12 $120,334,500 Kreditech Holding PayU Transactions Investment
13 $106,795,000 Picnic Consortium Ecommerce Investment
14 $106,099,000 Linkem BlackRock Transactions Investment
15 $103,304,000 Claranet Tikehau Capital Advisors Software & Services Investment
16 $102,000,000 Atom Bank Consortium Transactions Investment
17 $100,000,000 Funding Circle Consortium Transactions Investment
18 $100,000,000 Cabify Consortium Transactions Investment
19 $95,814,900 Version 1 Volpi Capital Software & Services Investment
20 $95,458,510 PCA Predict GBGroup Software & Services Acquisition

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  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. London-based AI and simulation start-up Improbable bags $502m in funding from SoftBank (Computing)
  4. Naspers invests €387M in European food delivery business Delivery Hero (TechCrunch)
  5. CITIC Securities Leads $400M Round In EV Battery Maker Microvast (China money network)
  6. Nokia to buy Comptel for $370M as it pushes deeper into carrier software (TechCrunch)
  7. Germany’s Hubert Burda Media buys Radio Times and other UK magazines for £270m (City A.M.)
  8. Take-Two buys Spain’s Social Point mobile game studio for at least $250 million (VentureBeat)
  9. Kindred to Buy 32Red for $219 Million in Latest Gaming Deal (Bloomberg)
  10. A Look At BISAM, The Market Research Company FactSet Bought For $205 Million (Bezinga)
  11. DWS to acquire SMS Management and Technology in $124M deal (ARN)
  12. Kreditech raises €110M from Naspers’ PayU in strategic financing partnership (TechCrunch)
  13. Dutch grocery delivery startup Picnic picks up historic €100mm funding round after only 1.5 years (The Next Web)
  14. Linkem Announces €100 Million Equity Investment to Accelerate Growth (Business Wire)
  15. Tikehau Capital to Invest £80 million in European Managed Hosting Group Claranet (Business Wire)
  16. Atom Bank raises $102M at $320M valuation for a mobile-only bank for millennials (TechCrunch)
  17. P2P lending site Funding Circle raises another $100M led by Accel (TechCrunch)
  18. Cabify nets $100M to take on Uber in Latin America, reportedly raising $400M more (TechCrunch)
  19. Version 1 raises €90m to boost expansion (The Independent.ie)
  20. GB Group agrees to a acquire PCA Predict for £73.85m (Digital Look)

Top 20 European Deals for March 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,000,000,000 Outfit7 United Luck Group Holdings Games Acquisition
2 $370,000,000 Comptel Nokia Software & Services Acquisition
3 $333,684,900 Immediate Media Co. Hubert Burda Media Media Acquisition
4 $250,000,000 Social Point Take-Two Interactive Software Games Acquisition
5 $219,000,000 32Red Kindred Group Games Acquisition
6 $205,000,000 BI-SAM Technologies FactSet Software & Services Acquisition
7 $124,000,000 SMS Management & Technology DWS Software & Services Acquisition
8 $106,795,000 Picnic Consortium Ecommerce Investment
9 $106,099,000 Linkem BlackRock Transactions Investment
10 $102,000,000 Atom Bank Consortium Transactions Investment
11 $100,000,000 Funding Circle Consortium Transactions Investment
12 $69,416,750 Oodrive Consortium Software & Services Investment
13 $62,587,750 Timico Lyceum Capital Transactions Investment
14 $50,000,000 ResearchGate Consortium Media Investment
15 $42,246,000 TaxiBeat Intelligent Apps (mytaxi) Mobile & Apps Acquisition
16 $37,512,000 Hotcourses IDP Education Transactions Acquisition
17 $35,000,000 Job Today Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $32,209,200 Raisin Consortium Transactions Investment
19 $30,000,000 Frontclear FMO Transactions Investment
20 $28,065,387 solarisBank AG Consortium Transactions Investment

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  1. Chinese group buys Talking Tom app maker Outfit7 for $1b (Deal Street Asia)
  2. Nokia to buy Comptel for $370M as it pushes deeper into carrier software (TechCrunch)
  3. Germany’s Hubert Burda Media buys Radio Times and other UK magazines for £270m (City A.M.)
  4. Take-Two buys Spain’s Social Point mobile game studio for at least $250 million (VentureBeat)
  5. Kindred to Buy 32Red for $219 Million in Latest Gaming Deal (Bloomberg)
  6. A Look At BISAM, The Market Research Company FactSet Bought For $205 Million (Bezinga)
  7. DWS to acquire SMS Management and Technology in $124M deal (ARN)
  8. Dutch grocery delivery startup Picnic picks up historic €100mm funding round after only 1.5 years (The Next Web)
  9. Linkem Announces €100 Million Equity Investment to Accelerate Growth (Business Wire)
  10. Atom Bank raises $102M at $320M valuation for a mobile-only bank for millennials (TechCrunch)
  11. P2P lending site Funding Circle raises another $100M led by Accel (TechCrunch)
  12. French software firm Oodrive raises €65 million to move into new markets (Tech.eu )
  13. Cloud services provider Timico raises £50m from Lyceum Capital (Tech City News)
  14. This website is the Facebook for scientists, and it’s growing with a $50 million raise (Mashable)
  15. mytaxi acquires taxibeat, the leading taxi app in Greece, for around €40 million (EU Startups)
  16. IDP Education acquires Hotcourses Group for £30m (The Pie News)
  17. JobToday inks $35M media-for-equity deal with European broadcasters (TechCrunch)
  18. Raisin secures €30 million in Series C funding round (Tech.eu)
  19. Dutch Development Bank FMO Invests USD 30 Million in Frontclear (PRNewswire All)
  20. Japan’s SBI, others invest 26.3 mln euros in Germany’s solarisBank (CNBC)

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)

Top 20 European Deals for May 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,449,050,000 VocaLink MasterCard Software & Services Acquisition
2 $339,000,000 Global Fashion Group Rocket Internet Transactions Investment
3 $195,092,000 Withings Nokia Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $189,000,000 Captain Train Trainline Transactions Acquisition
5 $184,563,200 Skyscanner Consortium Transactions Investment
6 $171,000,000 Future Finance Consortium Transactions Investment
7 $120,000,000 Cabify Rakuten Transactions Investment
8 $110,000,000 Farfetch Comcast Ventures Transactions Investment
9 $107,931,000 Deezer Access Industries, Orange Media Investment
10 $100,000,000 Wallapop letgo Ecommerce Acquisition
11 $100,000,000 StickyAds Comcast Marketing Acquisition
12 $100,000,000 MindMaze Consortium Software & Services Investment
13 $89,612,000 Bigpoint Youzu Interactive Software & Services Acquisition
14 $69,107,650 Azzurri Maintel Software & Services Acquisition
15 $50,000,000 HighQ Consortium Software & Services Investment
16 $45,000,000 eGym HPE Growth Capital, Highland Europe Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
17 $45,000,000 WorldRemit TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp., Silicon Valley Bank Transactions Investment
18 $40,000,000 LendInvest Macquarie Transactions Investment
19 $40,000,000 Nexthink Consortium Software & Services Investment
20 $40,000,000 Qubit Consortium Software & Services Investment

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  1. MasterCard closes in on £1bn VocaLink acquisition (Banking Tech)
  2. Zalora and Jabong get boost as Rocket Internet’s fashion startup group nabs $339m funding (Tech In Asia)
  3. Nokia to Acquire Withings, for €170M (FinSMEs)
  4. Trainline buys Captain Train for up to $189 million (TechCrunch)
  5. Skyscanner Raises £128M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  6. Future Finance raises $171M to grow its student loan platform in Europe (TechCrunch)
  7. Cabify Raises $120M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. Farfetch Raises $110M in Series F Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Deezer Secures €100M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. letgo Merges with Wallapop; Raises $100M (FinSMEs)
  11. Comcast has acquired French ad tech company StickyAds for more than $100 million (Yahoo)
  12. MindMaze Raises $100M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Youzu Interactive to Acquire BIGPOINT for 80 Million Euros (BusinessWire)
  14. Maintel acquires Azzurri in £48.5m deal (Mobile News)
  15. HighQ completes $50 million growth financing round from One Peak Partners, Morgan Stanley Merchant Banking and Goldman Sachs Private Capital (Business Wire)
  16. eGym raises $45M Series C for cloud-connected gym equipment and fitness software (TechCrunch)
  17. WorldRemit Raises $45M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  18. LendInvest Receives $40M Warehouse Financing Facility from Macquarie (FinSMEs)
  19. Nexthink Raises $40M in Venture Capital Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Qubit Raises $40M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)