We wanted to take a look at Europe's 2014 activity so far to give a snapshot of some of the regional insights our data can help uncover. In case you missed our 4Q European Breakdown Report, the continent is tracking to end the year well below 2013's PE deal count (note: numbers below do not include venture deals).
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Western Europe: France had over 170 completed deals in 1H but has only seen around 80 in 2H to date. Elsewhere, the region's clothing, accessories and footwear companies have already had a more active second half of the year compared to the first.
Northern Europe: Norway garnered under 15% of the region's share of deals in 1H, but 2H so far has bumped its share to 28%. Overall, the region's 2H deals might not even reach 2Q alone.
These are just quick notes. To get access to our data on 2014's PE activity in Europe, or if you have other regions in mind, you can contact us here.