As 2019 winds to a close, PitchBook’s 3Q 2019 European Venture Report explores the key factors shaping the continent’s venture market on the whole, from dealmaking to exits. Through three quarters, annual venture deal value in Europe has already hit an all-time record. Corporate venture players have played a key role, as the proportion of deals involving their participation also hit a new high thus far in 2019. However, not all has been rosy; IPO count continues to wane, and not a single VC-backed company in Europe has clocked an exit exceeding €1 billion in size. All of these findings paint a picture of a dynamic yet complex market environment, which our analysts explore in depth, armed with datasets ranging from median deal sizes by stage to venture activity by region.
Other key highlights include:
- A spotlight on Israel’s venture scene
- Analysis of fundraising and what that holds for the continent’s venture scene
- In-depth review of the exits that have occurred in 2019 to date