The PitchBook Platform has tracked more than 1,500 deals and 500 exits in Europe's PE scene this year to date, and as we reach the midpoint of 4Q, we wanted to see if any small trends have developed—perhaps foreshadowing 2015's activity.
Here are a few highlights from this quarter:
Only 22% of PE deals in 4Q so far have been add-ons, compared to 34%, 28% and 28% in Q1 through Q3, respectively.
There have already been more PE-backed IPOs in Europe this quarter than last, although 2H's count is lagging 1H's.
The most active investor in Europe in 4Q has been The Blackstone Group, with five announced or completed deals.
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