European PE Breakdown

Article by our partners Pitchbook. Read the original article here.

In the 2018 Annual European PE Breakdown, PitchBook analysts explore recent trends shaping the European private equity dealmaking landscape, including an increasing penchant for loans as a financing option, elevated participation from non-European investors in European PE deals, and Brexit's potential toll on on the economies of UK and broader Europe. Deal, exit, and fundraising activity all took a slide in 2018, but in a Q&A session, Titus Schurink of HPE Growth Capital and Stewart Licudi of William Blair offer their takes on what that truly portends going into 2019.

In 2018, European PE saw:

  • €396.3 billion total deal value across 3,208 deals (YoY decreases of 4.5% and 12.8%, respectively)

  • €216.2 billion total exit value across 969 exits (YoY decreases of 22.9% and 24.5%, respectively)

  • €66.0 billion total capital raised across 67 funds (YoY decreases of 9.0% and 36.2%, respectively)


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