2016Annual European PE Breakdown
February 15, 2017
As 2017 begins, the private equity scene in Europe remains quite complex, with multiple variables potentially exerting a significant effect on dealmaking conditions remaining unknown or uncertain still. Dry powder remains lofty on a global basis, while larger US PE investors are still sourcing abroad as the domestic US environment remains pricey. Furthermore, the broader macro scene in Europe remains volatile, with significant election-related uncertainty persisting, the specter of Brexit being actualized looming and economic indicators still muted at best.
In the 2016 Annual European PE Breakdown, PitchBook analysts present their overview of what transpired in 2016 across the continent in PE, examining datasets on fundraising, dealmaking, PE-backed exits and more. Identifying the key trends from last year, they then present a forecast of what is most settled going into 2017. Sponsored by Merrill Corporation, the PE Breakdown draws on data from the PitchBook Platform to analyze trends from a variety of angles.