PitchBook's 4Q 2014 European PE Breakdown Report has been published, revealing European deal flow in 3Q further confounded optimistic predictions of recovered activity made at the onset of 2014. Yet as the Merrill Datasite-sponsored report details, some encouraging signs remain:
13 €1B+ investments made through 3Q, already ahead of the 11 made in 2011
VC invested in European startups hits a post-crisis high of €2.6B
With 308 LBOs combining for €42.3B, 3Q is more in line with quarterly figures from 4Q 2012
More analysis and the data behind these insights await in the full report: click here.