PE and VC in England and Italy: How Do They Compare?
June 11, 2014
With the first World Cup matches this week, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at how some of the countries facing each other in upcoming group-stage matches fare in attracting private equity and venture capital financings. First up, we compared England and Italy, who face each other on Saturday in Manaus, Brazil.
It’s well-known that England has perhaps the most-developed PE and VC markets in Europe, and that shows through inPitchBook’s data, as the country’s companies have closed 3,476 private capital deals worth €118.2 billion ($159.9 billion) since 2010. PE and VC firms have also raised more than €100 billion across 203 closed funds between 2010 and May 31 this year.
Italy, while perhaps obviously far behind England by most metrics, is no slouch in Europe. Private capital firms in the country managed to close 476 deals in the last 4 ½ years, with its portfolio companies securing €12.4 billion in PE and VC funding.