Number of private equity deals in Europe 2019, by country

In Europe, the United Kingdom (UK) was by far the largest country for private equity deals in Europe during 2019 in terms of both volume and value. Private equity deals in Europe, which include the target company being based in Europe and the buyer being either a private equity or venture capital firm, fell slightly in terms of volume on 2018, although the total value of deals remained almost equal to the previous year.

Number of private equity (PE) deals in Europe in 2019, by country

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Release date

February 2020


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The source added the following information "Analysis includes M&A deals and private placements announced between Jan. 1, 2019, and Dec. 31, 2019, where the target is based in Europe and the buyer was a private equity/venture capital firm. Excludes terminated deals and deals involving only assets or brands. Gross transaction value = sum of total consideration to shareholders, total other consideration, total earnout/contingent payments, total rights/warrants/options, net assumed liabilities, adjustment size cash and short-term investments."

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