Share of private equity divestments at cost in Europe 2018, by region

Private equity divestment refers to the process of selling subsidiary assets of private companies that are not listed on the stock exchange. In 2018, companies from the French and Benelux region accounted for the biggest share of private equity investments in Europe. The divestments at cost in the region amounted to 10.6 percent of the private equity investment value. In the same year, France and Benelux companies attracted the largest share of private equity investment in Europe.

Share of value of equity divestments at cost in Europe in 2018, by region**

Share of divestments at cost
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Release date

May 2019



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Supplementary notes

* Country of portfolio company (not of investor) listed in the statistic.
According to the source: "Private equity is a form of equity investment into private companies not listed on the stock exchange. It is a medium to long-term investment, characterized by active ownership. Venture capital is a type of private equity focused on start-up companies. Venture capital funds back entrepreneurs with innovative ideas."
** DACH: Austria, Germany, Switzerland
Southern Europe: Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain
Nordics: Denmark, Finland, Norway
CEE: Central Eastern Europe

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