Slow economic growth in Europe is making U.S. technology firms more attractive as takeout plays. And that's because they are all desperate for growth, said David Golden, partner at Revolution Ventures. 'All of these companies whether in Europe or the U.S. are fundamentally valued on their growth prospects,' said Golden. 'If they can't grow locally in Europe then they are going to be looking for other markets where they can grow and that will be predominantly in the U.S.' Golden said some of the high profile names from the second wave of internet companies are the most likely targets. As valuations adjust, he said companies like Twitter (TWTR) , Yelp (YELP) , GrubHub (GRUB) , Groupon (GRPN) and GoDaddy (GDDY) could see some interest. 'All those are facing increased pressure to grow and difficult markets in which to do it,' said Golden, adding that he has no knowledge of any particular negotiations but he would not be surprised to see one or more of those outfits to go by the wayside in the next year.
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