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Transaction value analysis


2011-2020 Key Findings

Invest Europe's transaction value analysis presents you with a new analysis of investments into European companies. The report looks at the transaction value of Venture Capital and Private Equity investments, including equity provided by the fund, co-investments, and leverage.

The transaction value is defined as the sum of the amount invested by the Venture Capital or Private Equity fund, the amount invested by co-investors, and the leverage provided by banks or other sources, if applicable.

The findings are backing up our annual activity statistics published last year.


All Private Equity

Across all stages, the decade concluded with €177.7bn invested in 2020 in terms of transaction value – more than double the amount invested in 2011.

Venture Capital

Transaction value for Venture Capital investments has constantly risen over the last 9 years, reaching €20bn in 2020.

Growth Capital

Growth co-investments have become more popular over the past decade: in 2020 38% of the transactions had a co-investor, versus 19% in 2011.


Mega transactions (>€1bn) reached their second-highest level in 2020 with €67.2bn, behind the decade record of €75.2bn invested in 2019.

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Transaction value analysis 2011-2020

20 Jan 2022
Invest Europe Research

Brand new analysis of Venture Capital and Private Equity statistics, looking at the transaction value of investments into European companies.

Report (Member only) PDF 3.18 MB (Member only)
Dataset (Member only) XLSX 611.01 KB (Member only)
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Transaction value analysis 2007-2019

20 Jan 2021
Invest Europe Research

Brand new analysis of Venture and Buyout statistics, looking at the transaction value of Venture-backed and Buyout investments.

Report (Member only) PDF 2.67 MB (Member only)
Dataset (Member only) XLSX 860.08 KB (Member only)
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Julien Krantz


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Sofian Giuroiu


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Research Manager

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Lucrezia Lo Sordo




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