Record VC Activity in Europe; Latest Figures from Go4Venture


May 2, 2013

Late stage investment drove European VC to a record level this month in terms of number and value, according to the latest research from Go4Venture. By contrast the M&A market as a whole is fairly lifeless, but there may be a few glimmers of hope as strategic buyers snap up successful startups. (Image source : Go4Venture)

Key trends

  • Germany is Europe’s largest investment destination, and Russia is now third
  • More US investors  targeting European ventures (6 out of 16 large transactions)
  • M&A exits slow in Europe, part of global trend for technology companies
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