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?
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.
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.
Both the volume and overall value of early-stage activity registered a welcome uptick across Europe in the second quarter, according to unquote" data.
A string of mega-buyouts helped Germany secure the top spot on European buyout value tables in the second quarter of this year.
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.
Emphasising the pervasive nature of the activity decline in the first quarter of 2013, deal volume in the expansion category recorded a drop commensurate with that of the buyout market.
A rise in alternative lenders and a strong trade buyer presence helped drive the UK’s mid-market in 2012, according to the latest unquote” Regional Mid-market Barometer, published in association with LDC.
Growth capital investment activity recovered substantially in Q4 following a poor third quarter, but remains low compared to recent historical averages.
The €11.6bn overall enterprise value of Q4’s large-cap deals is the largest total since the third quarter of 2010, which itself was by some margin ahead of every quarter since Q3 2007 (see chart).
Private equity dealflow has remained subdued over the three months to September, with the number of transactions completed plummeting 35% to 182 deals while the aggregated value dipped 14% to €11.7bn.