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Buyout Firms Struggle to Find Attractive Takeover Targets in Europe

Buyout Firms Struggle to Find Attractive Takeover Targets in Europe

Buyout firms in Europe are having no problem raising money from investors. But spending it is proving to be more difficult

  • agosto 06, 2019
  • min read

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Buyout Firms Struggle to Find Attractive Takeover Targets in Europe

The fall in the number and total value of deals completed underscores the difficulty private-equity firms in the region are having finding attractive takeover targets despite raising record sums of cash in recent years.

"There is insufficient deal supply in the private markets as sponsor-to-sponsor deals, carve-outs and primary sales of privately owned business fail to meet the demand from private-equity investors,” Graham Elton, a partner with Bain & Company, said.

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