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Annual activity statistics

An annual survey, undertaken on behalf of Invest Europe, that collects comprehensive and robust activity data on fundraising, investment and divestment from more than 1,400 private equity and venture capital firms in Europe. Data may be subject to change.

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Central and Eastern Europe Statistics 2018

21 Aug 2019
Invest Europe Research

An Invest Europe report on private equity activity in Central and Eastern Europe. This report provides annual activity statistics for the private equity markets of Central and Eastern Europe in 2018.

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European Private Equity Activity Report and Data 2018

03 May 2019
Invest Europe Research

The Invest Europe Yearbook is the most comprehensive source for European private equity fundraising, investment and divestment data. With data on more than 1,400 European private equity firms, covering 89% of the €688bn capital under management in Europe.

Summary report PDF 1.94 MB
2007-2018 data (Member only) XLSX 4.88 MB (Member only)
Data (Member only) XLSX 2.56 MB (Member only)
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H1 2018 European Private Equity Activity

26 Oct 2018
Invest Europe

The H1 2018 activity data report provides a semi-annual review of fundraising, investment and divestment trends for European private equity and venture capital activity. Please note that this data is preliminary and subject to change.

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2018 Fundraising at a glance


total funds raised in 2018


of all capital raised came from pension funds


funds have raised capital

2018 Investments at a glance


invested in European companies in 2018


increase in buy out investment, to €58.8bn


companies backed by VC investment in 2018

2018 Divestments at a glance


of total divestments in 2018


IPOs for venture capital


companies were exited in 2018

Key Findings

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Invest Europe members are able to request customised data and research advice. This service is available through our Research Helpdesk and complements our Annual Activity Statistics which are free to download from our website.

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Julien Krantz


Research Director

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Ariane Mortelmans


Research Officer


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