Private Equity in Germany – too good to be true?
With more than 350 fund managers and over 180 registered investors, Germany is a major player in European private equity. The market has seen solid growth throughout 2017, but high valuations and rapid growth have concerned some investors. How sustainable is the German private equity market? Strengths Germany has long been an attractive choice for investors […]
Beyond Brexit: How has the Spanish Private Equity market responded to the Catalonian independence referendum?
Beyond Brexit: How has the Spanish Private Equity market responded to the Catalan independence referendum? Since the UK triggered Article 50 last March, there has been extensive coverage of what this could mean for the Private Equity world. However, Brexit was not the only political shock to hit Europe in 2017. The Catalan struggle for […]
Dotcom bubble 2.0? Is the TMT market sustainable?
Remember eXcite, boo.com or Pets.com? These darlings of the first tech boom in the late nineties are now best known as symbols of its excess, with stories of private jets, millions spent on advertising and lavish parties before they all collapsed in the dotcom bubble. Even established companies were drawn in. At the height of […]
Land of opportunity: Central and Eastern Europe Private Equity Trends
Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has rapidly risen since the fall of communism, as denoted by the chart below. CEE GDP per capita Even more interesting is that at 3.16%, the growth rate of CEE GDP per capita is nearly double that of the EU. This is a market that has […]