Blog: Covid-19 halts Brexit-driven deal bonanza in France & Benelux- report – Private Equity News

Private equity deal activity in France and Benelux, which had experienced a surge since the Brexit vote, has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with general partners turning their attention to bolt-on acquisitions to bolster portfolio companies.

A new report from PitchBook has found that deal flow is pacing considerably below levels of recent years in the region. Since 2015, 1,000 deals on average have been completed each year and since 2017, annual deal value has topped €100bn. However, in the year to 31 May, France and…

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