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European Data Cooperative (EDC)

The European Data Cooperative (EDC) is a joint initiative developed by Invest Europe and its national association partners to collect Europe-wide industry activity on fundraising, investments and divestments.

The EDC platform is jointly owned and operated by the private equity and venture capital associations across Europe and serves as a single data entry point for their members and other contributors across Europe bringing together:

  • 3,300 firms
  • 9,000 funds
  • 70,000 portfolio companies
  • 255,000 transactions

Using one platform with a standardised methodology allows us to have consistent, robust pan-European statistics that are comparable across the region.

As a result we produce the most trusted and comprehensive overview of Europe’s private equity and venture capital markets available, enabling us to better inform fund managers, investors, policymakers, regulators and other stakeholders.

Invest Europe members and data contributors receive dedicated research and data support from Invest Europe’s research team.


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Note: The EDC replaces Invest Europe’s previous database PEREP_Analytics. All relevant historic data was migrated to the EDC system.

All data since 2007 was restated and complemented with additional information. All audit efforts are conducted in close coordination with data contributors and partnering national associations to ensure the best coverage and consistent application of methodology and definitions.

We've updated our privacy policy in response to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) effective as of 25 May 2018. You can review our updated privacy policy and if you have any comments please contact us.

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