Buyouts: Market Overview & Financing Trends 1Q20, Western Europe

29 April 2020

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The eventuality of a general slowdown in the economy and M&A activity, as well as a long-anticipated correction in valuations have caught up with Europe in the form of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Although the nature of the current crisis is fundamentally different to the global financial crisis of 2007-08, the European buyout activity has started to show an uncanny resemblance to the trendline recorded during the last crisis.