Digital disruption and regulatory easing spurred deals last year
Last year saw a slew of notable transactions in the sector despite reduced appetite overall for energy industry M&A
PE activity in Western Europe may have dipped in 2019 but this is not the full picture. Buyout activity remains impressive, although exits subsided as PE funds focused on purchases instead of sales
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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