PitchBook October 24, 2014
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PitchBook recently published its 4Q 2014 European PE Breakdown Report, covering PE/VC activity—including deal flow, exits and fundraising—across Europe over the last quarter. To check out the top five takeaways from the report, view the short video above. For a visual representation of the data, browse the charts below.
After a big 2Q, overall PE and VC deal activity declined in the third quarter.
European companies pulled in €2.6 billion of VC funding during 3Q, with late stage financings accounting for about €2 billion of that total.
Private equity firms have been adapting to economic conditions in Europe and looking increasingly at alternative strategies such as bolt-ons.
Exit activity continues to be steady despite the fluctuations in investment.
While 2014 is not on track to match 2013’s robust fundraising numbers, it is still set to be the second-best year since the financial crisis for European funds.