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Secondary Buyouts Boom Boost Faltering PE Market

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July 23, 2012

Unquote Research. The strong secondary buyouts market in Europe does not appear to be slowing either. The latest ARLE/Unquote Barometer report says that there’s been an increase in larger deals in the second quarter, much of it a result of secondary buyout activity. But the overall trend in PE is less positive with first half dealflow totaling less than two thirds of what was delivered in the same periods in 2011 and 2010.

Other findings

  • The DACH region “bucked the downward trend” with a six fold increase in deal values reflecting a more stable economic environment.
  • The UK was the most active region for buyouts
  • Mid-market activity remained stable in the second quarter but values are up 34%
  • The large cap sector saw deal values soar to EUR 4.5 billion in Q2 (Images source: Unquote)
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