Findings from the latest unquote" Private Equity Barometer, published in association with SL Capital Partners, reveal a worrying drop in deal volumes, falling to the same level as Q4 2005.
The preliminary figures show that for all European private equity activity in Q3 there was a total of 283 deals completed, marking a 5% fall off from the previous quarter and the lowest figure since Q4 2005.
Furthermore, aggregate deal value fell even more dramatically, by a whopping 38% to €16.9bn from €27.2bn in the second quarter. However, the total value of deals to date is slightly higher than for the same period in 2012, with €54.5bn transacted so far this year compared with €52bn last year.
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