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European Venture Report


European Venture Report

February 9, 2017

Venture capital in Europe saw substantial decline during 2016, as deal activity and deal value fell by roughly 25% each. While Brexit was been the major story to come out of Europe last year, plenty of other factors proved to be a source of the overall decline in venture. PitchBook's 2016 Annual Europe Venture Report provides datasets and analysis for context our all aspects of venture capital in the region, including investment by sector and region, fundraising and exits, as well as a special report section that breaks down venture specific to the UK.

Report Highlights Include:

  • Fundraising hits decade high amid major decline in the number of funds closed 
  • 36% of the total exit value of 2016 derived from just two deals
  • First-time financings slid to a seven-year low

**In the original version of the report released on 2/9/2017, A chart of US investment in Europe had been included with incorrect data. The chart and accompanying analysis has been updated as of midday 2/9/2017.