Reaching a post-2009 high, European PE and VC investors exited a colossal €51 billion worth of holdings in 1Q. Our 2Q 2015 European PE Breakdown analyzes that trend, as well as the entire spectrum of private investment from seed financings to bolt-ons.
Other key points from the report, which was developed in partnership with Merrill DataSite, include:
Bolt-on percentage of overall European buyouts held steady at 47% in 1Q
Venture capital invested held strong at €2.8 billion, even though round counts fell for the fourth quarter in a row
Growth investment appears to have stabilized after a long, slow decline