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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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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)

2018 Fundraising at a glance

€97.3bn

total funds raised in 2018

31%

of all capital raised came from pension funds

+580

funds have raised capital

2018 Investments at a glance

€80.6bn

invested in European companies in 2018

+10%

increase in buy out investment, to €58.8bn

4,400

companies backed by VC investment in 2018

2018 Divestments at a glance

€32bn

of total divestments in 2018

+39%

IPOs for venture capital

3,750

companies were exited in 2018

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