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The acquisitions of companies like Flaschenpost to a European buyer is in some way not unusual. European buyers actually consistently drive the largest share of exits of European tech companies by M&A, consistently accounting for around 70% or so of exits by count.

Share of M&A exits by buyer region by year


  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Rest of World
VC-backed and non-VC-backed deals included. All data excludes the following: biotech, secondary transactions, debt, lending capital, and grants. Please also note that the data excludes Israel. 2020 is based on data up to September 2020.