Every cloud…


With European M&A value over the last 12 months (Q3 2018 to Q2 2019) down 22 per cent year-on-year to EUR652.2 billion, and only 27 per cent of respondents to a recent survey by law firm CMS expecting the level of European M&A activity to increase over the next year, the storm clouds seem to be building on Europe’s M&A horizon. But as Private Equity Wire’s James Williams highlights in this week’s newsletter, deals will still be done as new opportunities arise…

And new research by law firm Dechert and MergerMarket out this week highlights how in the midst of the ongoing macroeconomic uncertainty, private equity funds are getting creative with their capital deployment strategies.

And in fund news we have details of the latest buy-out vehicle from Permira which has closed with total commitments of EUR1.1bn…

 

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