Post-venture private equity capital by stage

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Post-venture private equity capital by stage

% of GDP

 20102011201220132014201520162017
Belgium
  Growth capital0.0460.0680.0420.0450.0570.017----
  Rescue/Turnaround capital 0.0040.0010.0070.0100.0000.003----
  Replacement capital0.0050.0010.0050.0100.0080.004----
  Buyouts0.0500.0570.0480.1440.0690.137----
Netherlands
  Growth capital0.0350.0600.0340.0280.0390.056----
  Rescue/Turnaround capital 0.0050.0040.0050.0070.0030.003----
  Replacement capital0.0310.0070.0050.0050.0070.007----
  Buyouts0.1110.2240.1390.0880.2060.149----
France
  Growth capital0.0490.0590.0390.0290.0600.079----
  Rescue/Turnaround capital 0.0020.0040.0020.0040.0000.000----
  Replacement capital0.0090.0050.0110.0060.0090.005----
  Buyouts0.1960.3470.1670.2030.3150.312----
Germany
  Growth capital0.0140.0200.0180.0120.0110.018----
  Rescue/Turnaround capital 0.0070.0010.0010.0010.0000.000----
  Replacement capital0.0020.0030.0020.0030.0040.005----
  Buyouts0.1350.1110.1500.1780.1650.148----
Austria
  Growth capital0.0100.0070.0060.0080.0090.016----
  Rescue/Turnaround capital 0.0020.0010.0010.0000.0000.000----
  Replacement capital0.0020.0040.0000.0030.0010.000----
  Buyouts0.0200.0200.0340.0070.0150.008----
United Kingdom
  Growth capital0.1300.0940.0580.0670.0930.083----
  Rescue/Turnaround capital 0.0060.0100.0070.0040.0050.003----
  Replacement capital0.0640.0580.0280.0200.0070.003----
  Buyouts0.8130.9070.6520.6580.5680.665----

Regional data

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Description

  •  29/10/2018

Private equity data can be broadly split into Venture deals and Growth/expansion and buyout deals. This indicator covers the post-venture stage of fundraising: growth, rescue/turnaround, replacement, and buyouts.

Growth” is a type of private equity investment - most often a minority investment - but not necessarily in relatively mature companies that are looking for capital to expand or to restructure operations, enter new markets, or finance a significant acquisition without a change of control of the business.

Rescue/turnaround” is financing made available to an existing business, which has experienced trading difficulties, with a view to re-establishing prosperity.

Replacement capital” is defined as the purchase of existing shares in a company from another private equity investment organisation, or from another shareholder or shareholders. It includes refinancing of bank debt.

Buyout” is defined as the purchase of a company or a controlling interest of a corporation's shares or product line or some business. A “buyout” is a transaction financed by a mix of debt and equity, in which a business, a business unit or a company is acquired with the help of a financial investor from the current shareholders (the vendor).

The Venture capital and private equity indicators are compiled based on data collected by the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA) survey of all private equity and venture capital companies. EVCA is responsible for data collection and primary data treatment.

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Source: Eurostat, EVCA data.