With declining dealflow, is the industry moving away from alternative energy?
Q1 2015 average value down on Q4 2014 spike, however
New research digs into portfolio company managers expectations for the year ahead
Fourth quarter witnessed an encouraging rise in deal volume and value
Exclusive research reveals venture funds' over-reliance on public funding
Southern European mid-market has picked up to its highest levels of activity since Q2 2011
Overall European buyout activity declined, but Q3 figures highlight mid-market's resilience
Despite substantial dry powder, the proportion of SBOs dropped off in H1
Healthcare deals in Germany have dipped, highlighting difficulties in the space
PE houses catch up with corporates as lower mid-market heats up
Is there still room for sustained growth?
Welcome uptick at larger end of market, both for new deals and exits
But increased exit activity is buoying the market
Overall buyouts down by 10% in lacklustre quarter
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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 in the large-cap space.
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.
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 whole of last year.
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