Looking back at European PE activity after the ECB hiked rates into a crisis
February 17, 2016
The European Central Bank’s decision to hike rates in 2011 crushed private investment in the peripheral Eurozone. Much like the U.S. Fed’s decision in December amid turmoil in China, commodities and high yield credit, Europe was then experiencing severe banking crises. We created four charts that show the impact the ECB's policy decision has had on private markets in Europe.