Private equity investors in Europe face a myriad of complexities. From concerns around stubbornly stagnant growth to uncertainty swirling around exactly what Brexit will entail for trade, labor movement and AIFMD directives, PE firms have no shortage of reasons to scrutinize prospective investments as closely as possible—taking it slowly.
And so they have. At its current pace, 2016 PE activity in Europe is set to decline by 28% from last year, while total deal value in 2Q hit a low unseen since early 2014.
So what's in store for the rest of the year? Our latest European PE Breakdown provides context across multiple datasets ranging from deals by sector to fundraising. Additional highlights include: