Largest private equity deals in Europe 2019

In 2019, the total value of private equity (PE) deals worldwide totaled just under 850 billion U.S. dollars (USD) across approximately 26.5 thousand deals. During that year the largest PE transaction in Europe included the 100 percent acquisition of Swiss headquartered Nestle Skin Health SA by multiple institutional investors* for approximately 10.3 billion U.S. dollars.

Value of largest private equity (PE) deals made in Europe in 2019

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January 2020



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* Public Sector Pension Investment Board (CA), Luxinva SA (LU), EQT VIII SCSp (LU)

Carlyle Group LP (US), Carlyle Partners VII LP (US), Carlyle International Energy Partners I (LU), Carlyle International Energy Partners II SCSP (LU), Carlyle Europe Partners V SCSP (LU)

*** Astorg Partners SAS (FR), Cinven Group Ltd (GB), Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (AE).

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