While overall deal activity for 2014 was somewhat sluggish, a welcome rise in both the volume and value of transactions took place in the final quarter of the year, according to the latest unquote" Private Equity Barometer, published in association with SL Capital Partners.
During the last three months of 2014, the number of European private equity deals increased by 10%, from 334 deals in Q3 to 366 in Q4. Furthermore, combined value also jumped by 19%. This rise in aggregate value saw the average deal coming in at €73m for Q4, a 9% rise on the previous quarter and only 4% lower than the peak recorded during the last 10 quarters.
This overall rise in value highlights a wider trend towards larger deals for 2014, with total value for the year as a whole rising by 5%, while total volume dropped by 5%.
Q2 sees uptick in buyout deal volume and value across Europe
unquote | 29 Jul 2014 |
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