Report on Private Equity and Venture Capital activities in France in 2019
France Invest is the French association that groups all the private equity and venture capital operators of the transalpine country. France Invest published a report on Risk Capital activities in France in 2019.
COLLECTION ACTIVITIES IN FRANCE IN 2019
According to the data published by France Invest, the collection activity in 2019 was equal to almost 21 billion euros, with an increase of 12% compared to the previous year (18.7 billion euros in 2018). 43% of the capital came from foreign investors.
At the level of sources, 40% of the funding is attributable to funds of funds, followed by insurance companies (14%) and individual investors and family offices (13%).
RISK CAPITAL INVESTMENTS IN FRANCE IN 2019
Investments recorded significant growth both in terms of amount and number. The amount invested in 2019 was in fact equal to 19.3 billion euros, with an increase of 31% compared to 2018 (14.8 billion); while the number of companies invested in the same year was 2,314, an increase of 4% over the previous year (2,218).
The early stage operations increased in terms of amount, reaching 2.4 billion euros in 2019 (+ 47% compared to 2018), and the number of companies subject to investment (1,030), increased by 17% compared to previous year (877 in 2018).
Expansion investments in the year under consideration increased in terms of amount (+ 12%), reaching € 3.9 billion, but not in the number of companies invested, which from 948 in 2018 rose to 840 in 2019 (- 11%).
The buy-out transactions also increased, both with reference to the amount invested (+ 36% compared to 2018), which exceeded 13 billion euros, and as regards the companies subject to investment (441), an increase of 15% compared to 2018 (384).
Finally, considering the divestments, the amount at the divested cost appears to be a significant decrease compared to the previous year (7.6 billion, -23% compared to the 9.8 billion euro in 2018). The same also happens for the number of divested companies (-8% compared to 2018), which amount to a total value of 1,408.
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France Invest site : www.franceinvest.eu
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