Europe private equity fundraising bounces back
May 16, 2017

Private equity fundraising across Europe hit its highest level since 2008 last year at EUR 74.5billion, a 37 percent year-on-year increase, according to new data from Invest Europe (previously known as the European Venture Capital Association).

Its 2016 European Private Equity Activity report shows that private equity investments totalled EUR 53.7 billion last year, the second highest amount since 2008.

"This demonstrates high investor confidence in European private equity, in an otherwise low-yield global investment environment," said Michael Collins, Invest Europe's Chief Executive. "All European economies are now growing and investors value the proven ability of European fund managers to find attractive investment opportunities across sectors and geographies."





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Private equity fundraising across Europe hit its highest level since 2008 last year at EUR 74.5billion, a 37 percent year-on-year increase, according to new data from Invest Europe (previously known as the European Venture Capital Association).

Its 2016 European Private Equity Activity report shows that private equity investments totalled EUR 53.7 billion last year, the second highest amount since 2008.

"This demonstrates high investor confidence in European private equity, in an otherwise low-yield global investment environment," said Michael Collins, Invest Europe's Chief Executive. "All European economies are now growing and investors value the proven ability of European fund managers to find attractive investment opportunities across sectors and geographies."



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