Welcome to Issue 13 of the EMEA Private Equity Market Snapshot, our quarterly complimentary publication focusing on the Private Equity (PE) market in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
This issue leads with a review of the EMEA region for Q1 2017. With average entry deal sizes increasing by 86% compared to the same time frame in 2016 and total allocated capital into the EMEA region nearly doubling compared to Q4 2016 (€30.1bn vs €18.4bn) it seems the EMEA region is off to a flourishing start.
Next, we turn our attention to France and the heated impending elections. We analyse the private equity landscape given the political changes and question whether private equity in France is immunized to political changes?
In the third piece we look at the Energy sector, noting that global GP’s are optimistic - albeit cautious - about this sector.
Finally we look to the leveraged loan and bond market, both of which had a strong start to 2017, with too much money chasing too little product.