Here are highlights from our PE coverage this week:
• Did you know total M&A value this year in North America and Europe is set to break an all-time record? Read up on the latest trends in our 4Q M&A Report, which analyzes activity in key industry sectors (e.g. healthcare, consumer, energy), private equity's percentage of overall M&A and much more. Click here to download. PitchBook clients can access the report in the reports library of our platform; premium newsletter subscribers were emailed a version of the report Wednesday.
• PE investors are on pace for a big 2015 in the U.S. food & beverage industry, tracking similarly to last year's record of 100 completed deals. We spotlighted the industry and ranked the most active firms in the space here (PitchBook Platform users can access the full data here).
• For insight into private equity activity in Europe, you won't want to miss our latest European Breakdown Report. Find out why fundraising has been on the rise, how PE is taking advantage of opportunities in Southern Europe, where buyouts and growth investments are trending and much more by clicking here.
If you haven't already, check out our Q&A with Valuation Research Corporation managing director Walter O'Haire.