Following a weak Q3, the final months of 2013 marked the strongest quarter of the year, according to the latest unquote" Private Equity Barometer, published in association with SL Capital Partners.
Deal volumes bounced back in Q4 with 326 transactions recorded, representing the highest total since the final quarter of 2012. Total value was also strong, with the aggregated total coming in at €23.6bn, up an impressive 40% on the €16.9bn transacted in the previous quarter.
The buyout space led much of the quarter's value uplift, accounting for €21.1bn of the overall total, a 37% increase when compared with Q3's €15.4bn. Within buyouts, the mid-market (deals ranging from €100m-1bn) was back on track and rose by 60% in volume and 11% in value. There were 48 deals recorded in this segment, totalling €13.3bn, marking the best numbers since Q2 2011.
Findings from the latest unquote” Private Equity Barometer, published in association with SL Capital Partners, reveal......
unquote | 04 Nov 2013
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