A Snapshot of Notable Europe-focused PE Funds Yet to Close
January 19, 2015
Prompted by reports of KKR nearing a first close for its latest Europe-focused fund, we dove into the PitchBook Platform to uncover some of the more notable Europe-focused buyout/growth funds yet to hold a final close. Some select vehicles and their current sizes:
These fund tallies may not yet be definitive, but their sizes suggest that despite, or perhaps due to, ongoing economic malaise and fiscal uncertainty, PE firms still sense some opportunity in the Eurozone; although, as the list above reveals, it's the biggest, most experienced firms that are raising sizable sums. For more context, check out our Europe Breakdown, which comes out this week, for a comprehensive exploration of private investment in the continent. To access our past Europe Breakdown for a refresher, click here, while for the complete list of upcoming Europe-focused buyout/growth funds, click here.