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Growth capital deals in UK tech firms reach 10-year high

Is there still room for sustained growth?

UK unquote | 10 Jul 2014 | secure
Growth capital deals in UK tech firms reach 10-year high
Large-cap activity gaining momentum in Q2

Large-cap activity gaining momentum in Q2

Welcome uptick at larger end of market, both for new deals and exits

unquote | 26 Jun 2014
Nordic Report 2014 available to download

Nordic Report 2014 available to download

Nordic Report 2014

Nordic unquote | 20 May 2014
UK Watch: Q1 deal volume drops off

UK Watch: Q1 deal volume drops off

But increased exit activity is buoying the market

UK unquote | 01 May 2014
Q1 Barometer: primary buyouts stand out

Q1 Barometer: primary buyouts stand out

Overall buyouts down by 10% in lacklustre quarter

unquote | 28 Apr 2014
Q4 Barometer: dealflow bounces back

Q4 Barometer: dealflow bounces back

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......

unquote | 06 Feb 2014 | secure
SBOs hit new peak in 2013

SBOs hit new peak in 2013

Is there an end in sight to the rise of "pass-the-parcel" deals? Looking at new proprietary statistics from the unquote" database, SBOs have clearly become an essential component of the......

unquote | 27 Jan 2014 | secure
2013 buyouts: overall value stabilises around €75bn

2013 buyouts: overall value stabilises around €75bn

Based on preliminary figures from unquote" data, Europe was home to around 445 private equity-backed buyouts in 2013, which marks a 10% decrease compared to 2012. However, the overall value......

unquote | 13 Jan 2014 | secure
French PE-backed firms outperformed rest of economy in 2012

French PE-backed firms outperformed rest of economy in 2012

The overall turnover of French private equity-backed businesses grew by 4% in 2012, against 0.5% for companies listed on the CAC Mid & Small segment and 1.5% in nominal GDP growth for the......

France unquote | 11 Dec 2013 | secure
Lower mid-cap uptick bolsters valuations

Lower mid-cap uptick bolsters valuations

GPs paid a median entry multiple of 7x EBITDA in lower mid-market buyouts – here defined as deals valued in the €15-150m range – according to the Q3 Argos Mid-Market Index, published......

unquote | 13 Nov 2013
European private equity activity drops to 2005 lows

European private equity activity drops to 2005 lows

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......

unquote | 08 Nov 2013
SBOs account for 90% of €500m+ dealflow in Q3

SBOs account for 90% of €500m+ dealflow in Q3

SBOs always tend to be more prevalent at the upper end of the market – but Q3 stuck to the trend in spectacular fashion, with a whopping nine out of 10 buyouts valued at more than €500m......

unquote | 22 Oct 2013
Fundraising: Germany's drawing power

Fundraising: Germany's drawing power

In 2010, unquote" recorded four fund closes, raising a collective €775m. Last year, this was up to six vehicles and €1.6bn in commitments, thanks notably to DBAG, which closed its sixth......

DACH unquote | 26 Sep 2013 | secure
Private equity still greedy for restaurants & bars sector

Private equity still greedy for restaurants & bars sector

unquote" has already recorded 14 transactions in the restaurants & bars sector across Europe so far this year. With more than three months still left in the year, this figure has already......

unquote | 13 Sep 2013
Exit activity remains low despite headline deals

Exit activity remains low despite headline deals

A recent run on IPOs, trade sales and the ever-present secondary buyout says exit season is in full swing. However, the figures tell a different story with the value and volume of divestments......

unquote | 30 Aug 2013
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