In a series of 2020 reviews, Unquote dives into the data to discover how the various regions of Europe performed during the coronavirus crisis, and what GPs expect for the year ahead.
France was one of the countries hit the hardest by the coronavirus early on in the pandemic, with a very strict lockdown severely impacting PE activity for most of Q2. However, it was also among the strongest rebounders as restrictions eased in early summer, with GPs striving to resume the investment pace that made France the busiest European PE market in recent years.
Unquote reporter Katharine Hidalgo welcomes Unquote editor Greg Gille to discuss key takeaways from a tumultuous year in the French market, and see how dealflow and fundraising prospects are faring as 2021 rolls on.
0:00 – Intro
0:33 – Headline investment activity figures for 2020
3:48 – Recent dealflow trends & tech boom
8:19 – Fundraising market overview & pipeline
Theme music: ©2012 Kick Up The Fire
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