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European PE Breakdown

3Q 2019

European PE Breakdown

October 16, 2019

European PE Breakdown
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The European PE Breakdown captures trends in dealmaking, exits and fundraising that are shaping the private equity landscape in Europe. This edition spotlights multiples in the region, which appear to be coming down after a steady climb in 2018 as GPs shift strategies in the face of evolving economic conditions.

Key takeaways:

  • European PE deal value soared in 3Q 2019 to €122.7 billion, a 24.8% uptick QoQ.
  • The beleaguered European PE exit environment continued in 3Q, with only €42.8 billion closed across 221 liquidity events.
  • European PE fundraising activity is on track to hit the third-highest annual level on record with €51.6 billion raised across 64 funds.