Good analysis of tech exits in Europe from tech.eu, which shows that 2014 was a decent year for exits with a total of 321 transactions.
As expected, the most likely exit route is a trade sale, with US buyers remaining the most active. Around 30% of transactions involved an American buyer.
In the fourth and final quarter of 2014, Tech.eu tracked a total of 87 exits (acquisitions, IPOs and/or mergers), almost mirroring what we monitored for Q3 2014. To compare, we identified 92 EU tech exits back in Q2 2014 and (only) 54 exits in the first quarter of last year.