Europe Hits €9.5B in VC Invested; Overall Private Activity Down 36% Since 1Q 2014
October 26, 2015
The number of European venture financings has slid steadily since the beginning of 2014. But the total value of VC invested has never been higher. Through the end of 3Q, the total value of VC invested in European startups hit nearly €9.5 billion, eclipsing the total seen in 2014. As our 4Q 2015 European PE Breakdown details, the trend isn't restricted just to the VC industry. Overall buyout value, for example, is still fairly healthy even as activity dipped again in 3Q.
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To present a comprehensive overview of the European private investment scene, the report analyzes private deal flow by sector, region and more, highlighting the U.K., Ireland and Southern Europe in particular. Some of the key data points and trends covered:
The record proportion of bolt-ons, which is at 49.5% for 2015 through the end of September
How corporate acquisitions remain the primary exit route in terms of both value and count
Why 3Q saw a huge jump in European fundraising
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