Private equity divestments by sector in the United Kingdom 2016

The statistic illustrates the total value of private equity divestments (exits) for companies in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2016, broken down by business sector. 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 sector of financial and insurance activities had the largest value of private equity divestments, reaching a value of almost 2.7 billion euros at that time.

Private equity divestments on the United Kingdom (UK) market in 2016, by sector

Divestment by sector in thousand euros
Financial and insurance activities 2,693,122
Consumer goods and services 1,379,591
Business products and services 916,552
ICT (Communications, computer and electronics) 914,827
Transportation 768,420
Biotech and healthcare 763,280
Construction 252,921
Energy and environment 159,887
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Release date

July 2017


United Kingdom

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