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Q4 Barometer: dealflow bounces back

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......

unquote | 06 Feb 2014 | secure
Q4 Barometer: dealflow bounces back
SBOs hit new peak in 2013

SBOs hit new peak in 2013

Secondary buyouts rose to new levels of prominence in the European market last year, accounting for 40% of all buyouts and 55% of aggregate buyout value. Greg Gille reports

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

2013 buyouts: overall value stabilises around €75bn

The overall value of European private equity-backed buyouts has hovered around the €75bn mark for the third year in a row, with last year's deals totalling €74.7bn.

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

French private equity-backed companies significantly outperformed their peers in terms of job creation and turnover growth in 2012, according to a new survey by Afic and EY.

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

Lower mid-cap uptick bolsters valuations

Private equity buyers have been more bullish than their corporate counterparts on pricing in the third quarter, according to the latest Argos Mid-Market Index. Greg Gille reports

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

European private equity activity drops to 2005 lows

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.......

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

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

The latest quarterly figures from unquote" data show that while the wave of secondary buyouts seems to have hit its apex in overall volume terms, such deals are still disproportionally prominent......

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

Fundraising: Germany's drawing power

The number of funds raised by German players – and the amount of capital they have been able to draw in – has increased steadily in the post-crash years.

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

Private equity still greedy for restaurants & bars sector

The buyout of Côte Restaurant by CBPE adds to an already busy year for investments in the eating and drinking sector, with activity recorded so far in 2013 already exceeding that of the......

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

Exit activity remains low despite headline deals

Although divestments have featured prominently in the news recently, figures seem to tell a different story. Alice Murray takes a look at this year's exit landscape

unquote | 30 Aug 2013
Large VC rounds: France outpaces neighbours

Large VC rounds: France outpaces neighbours

France was home to six of the 20 largest venture investments completed so far this year in Europe, with Germany following closely behind.

unquote | 28 Aug 2013
Early-stage deals further recover in Q2

Early-stage deals further recover in Q2

Both the volume and overall value of early-stage activity registered a welcome uptick across Europe in the second quarter, according to unquote" data.

unquote | 08 Aug 2013
Germany shifts into overdrive in Q2

Germany shifts into overdrive in Q2

A string of mega-buyouts helped Germany secure the top spot on European buyout value tables in the second quarter of this year.

unquote | 05 Aug 2013
Q2: overall buyout value soars by 174%

Q2: overall buyout value soars by 174%

The European buyout market recovered spectacularly in value terms in Q2 on the back of a string of mega-deals, but the overall volume of activity remains lacklustre.

unquote | 31 Jul 2013
Mid-cap valuations remain stable as dealflow stagnates

Mid-cap valuations remain stable as dealflow stagnates

Entry multiples for lower mid-cap deals remained virtually stable in the second quarter for both private equity and strategic buyers, according to the latest Argos Mid-market Index. Greg......

unquote | 25 Jul 2013
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