While COVID shut the window on deals in H1 2020, Q3 saw a revival that augurs well for the rest of the year and beyond
Despite a drop in activity, public-to-private (P2P) transactions in Europe have continued through 2020, unlike in the US market, where they have fallen sharply
After deal activity stagnated in H1, the third quarter offers some hope for dealmakers, as deal volume and value surpass Q3 2019
Excludes all domestic transactions
Megadeals: $5 billion+
Large: $1 billion - $4.99 billion
Upper mid-market: $100 million - $999 million
Lower mid-market: $5 million - $99 million
Undisclosed: No deal value publicly available
Occurs when a financial institution, such as private equity firm or venture capitalist realizes its investment in a company. This is usually achieved by selling its stake to a trade buyer or another financial buyer, or by floating the company on the stock exchange.
The purchase of a company's shares in which the acquiring party gains controlling interest of the targeted firm.
A deal that represents an exit for a buyout to another private equity backed vehicle.
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