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 final quarter of 2012 saw the highest large deal volume since early 2010, according to the latest unquote” UK Watch, in association with Corbett Keeling.
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.
The latest unquote" Regional Mid-Market Barometer, produced in association with LDC, shows that mid-cap investors are not letting a lacklustre economy hamper their ability to close deals.
The UK’s smaller buyout space has gone from strength-to-strength in the second quarter of 2012, according to figures in the latest unquote” UK Watch, in association with Corbett Keeling.
Only 57% of UK-based PE houses expect the British economy to pick up in 2012, according to Investec's latest private equity industry barometer.
The latest Unquote" Regional mid-market barometer, produced in association with LDC, shows recovery was bolstered by prospering small caps in 2011, with total value of over £5.4bn across 166 deals.
The latest unquote" UK Watch, produced in association with Corbett Keeling, reveals Britain has a thriving smaller buyout segment, but at the cost of waning larger deals.
Deal activity levels fell by more than a third in Q3 2011 due to ongoing fears regarding the European debt crisis, according to the latest unquote” Private Equity Barometer, in association with Arle Capital Partners.
There was a major drop-off in overall deal volume in Q4 2011, with a continuing contraction across all deal stage segments resulting in a total of just 192 deals, the lowest figure recorded since Q4 1996 (158).
In the latest edition of the unquote" UK Watch, in association with Corbett Keeling:
The private equity market is back in black, with deal values at their highest level since the heady days of 2007, according to the latest unquote” Private Equity Barometer, done in association with Arle Capital Partners.