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Financial Times

Private equity comes in from the cold in corporate Germany

Private equity comes in from the cold in corporate Germany

The activist investor's admonition signals a departure from the days when private equity firms were likened to locusts

  • agosto 08, 2019
  • Tempo di lettura min.

Financial Times

Private equity comes in from the cold in corporate Germany

So far this year, Germany is rivalling the UK as the biggest market for buyout deals in Europe, new figures from Bain & Company show. At the current pace, the total value of deals in Europe's biggest economy will come close to $25bn in 2019, up from just over $14bn last year, according to Dealogic.

"The dark history of the locusts and the reputation that private equity had in the country has changed," said Rolf-Magnus Weddigen, a partner with Bain & Company's German private equity practice. "Private equity groups have been successful in growing businesses and creating jobs rather than cutting them."

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