UK & Ireland Private Capital Breakdown
The monster mash-up of COVID-19 in its size, speed and the fear it causes means no European region is escaping the downturn in PE deal activity. We anticipate deal flow in the UK & Ireland will precipitously fall in the region, with no expected rebound until Q4 2020 as GPs focus on managing portfolio companies through the crisis. However, Opportunities could arise for UK tech clusters focusing on healthcare and software.
Beginning first with the UK & Ireland, PitchBook’s newest report series is dedicated to exploring Europe’s private equity and venture markets on a regional basis. Analysts present in-depth reviews of pre-pandemic activity in each market segment and forecast the key trends that will shape them going forward as the COVID-19 outbreak hopefully recedes. The report breaks down opportunities in key sectors such as healthcare, as well as how PE fund managers are likely to adjust tactics to support portfolio companies and capitalize on new opportunities in bolt-ons and take-privates.