Deal numbers climbed for the second consecutive quarter, boosted by buyouts and growth capital deals
Early-stage and expansion deals up, while buyout volumes and values drop
Ample funding for quick-dealing GPs has been a key driver of rising secondary buyouts
Spike in megadeals boosted aggregate deal value in Q4, though volume was down 20% year-on-year
Mid-market deal volume across Europe reached its highest total in five quarters
SBO market in Europe has developed steadily over the last 15 years
Following a dip in Q1, multiples for European PE-backed buyouts have returned to 2015 levels
Dealflow in the €1bn+ buyout segment reached an eight-year high across Europe in the 12 months to Q2 2016
European deal volume reached its highest total in six quarters, while aggregate value increased by 80% compared to Q1 levels
The German capital has emerged as the lone bright spot in the country, buoying the German private equity industry
Denmark's technology sector has fueled the rise of the local private equity industry
The latest unquote” and Clearwater International Multiples Heatmap Report, now available for download, neatly reflects the ever-challenging environment for private equity investors.
The European buyout segment witnessed a slow Q1 volume-wise, with the number of deals recorded being the lowest total since Q1 2014
Fewer deals but higher aggregate value in 2015 meant the average deal value jumped by a whopping 53%
Latest figures show trend for fewer, larger deals continues
Latest figures show total deal volume falling while overal value rises
The European buyout market witnessed a fall in both deal volume and value for Q1
The latest unquote" Regional Mid-Market Barometer highlights strong growth in 2014
Read the latest unquote” Regional Mid-market Barometer, published in association with LDC
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.
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
A strong final quarter for 2013 saw deal volume and overall value hold up well across the board in the UK, showing a marked improvement on the first quarter of the year, according to the latest unquote” UK Watch, published in association with Corbett...
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.
With 2013 now behind us and market participants gearing up for a busy 2014, where do you see the UK market heading in the coming months?