In the 2018 Annual European PE Breakdown, PitchBook analysts explore recent trends shaping the European private equity dealmaking landscape, including an increasing penchant for loans as a financing option, elevated participation from non-European investors in European PE deals, and Brexit's potential toll on on the economies of UK and broader Europe. Deal, exit, and fundraising activity all took a slide in 2018, but in a Q&A session, Titus Schurink of HPE Growth Capital and Stewart Licudi of William Blair offer their takes on what that truly portends going into 2019.
In 2018, European PE saw:
- €396.3 billion total deal value across 3,208 deals (YoY decreases of 4.5% and 12.8%, respectively)
- €216.2 billion total exit value across 969 exits (YoY decreases of 22.9% and 24.5%, respectively)
- €66.0 billion total capital raised across 67 funds (YoY decreases of 9.0% and 36.2%, respectively)
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