Private equity: investments in Europe 2016, by industry

Volume of private equity investments in Europe in 2016, by industry (in 1,000 euros)

by Statista Research Department, last edited Jan 17, 2018
Private equity: investments in Europe 2016, by industry The statistic illustrates the volume of private equity investment in Europe as of 2016, broken down by industry. Private equity is the OTC provision of equity capital through private or institutional investments with the participation of companies in another company for a limited time in order to generate financial benefits. It can be seen that the largest volume of private equity investments were in the consumer goods and services sector at that time, with total investments in this industry reaching a value of more than 14.27 billion euros. The ICT and business products/services industries rounded out the top three largest industries for private equity investment in 2016.
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Volume of private equity investments in Europe in 2016, by industry (in 1,000 euros)

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Investments in 1,000 euros
Consumer goods & services14,271,131
ICT (communications, computer and electronics)10,764,878
Business products & services10,605,576
Biotech and healthcare6,885,113
Energy & environment2,976,679
Financial & insurance activities2,687,036
Chemicals & materials1,649,452
Construction1,061,881
Transportation811,797
Real estate450,953
Agriculture 193,417
Other1,085,533
Investments in 1,000 euros
Consumer goods & services14,271,131
ICT (communications, computer and electronics)10,764,878
Business products & services10,605,576
Biotech and healthcare6,885,113
Energy & environment2,976,679
Financial & insurance activities2,687,036
Chemicals & materials1,649,452
Construction1,061,881
Transportation811,797
Real estate450,953
Agriculture 193,417
Other1,085,533
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Jan 17, 2018
The statistic illustrates the volume of private equity investment in Europe as of 2016, broken down by industry. Private equity is the OTC provision of equity capital through private or institutional investments with the participation of companies in another company for a limited time in order to generate financial benefits. It can be seen that the largest volume of private equity investments were in the consumer goods and services sector at that time, with total investments in this industry reaching a value of more than 14.27 billion euros. The ICT and business products/services industries rounded out the top three largest industries for private equity investment in 2016.
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