European PE activity continues to mirror much of what we see in the United States, with deal and exit
counts continuing to decrease year-over-year. Much like last quarter, the fundraising cycle remains hot. If the current
pace holds, 2017 will mark a new record for capital commitments—even outpacing 2007.
Highlights of the report:
- Deal value hits €94.7B across 644 transactions during 3Q, even as annual volume slides
- The UK is one of the few countries on pace to surpass last year's tally of completed deals
- With a 40% increase in committed capital relative to the first nine months of 2016, the fundraising cycle has been remarkably strong—is it set for a downturn?