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Private Equity in Europe

Private Equity in Europe

European private equity firms have been hit especially hard by the financial and economic crisis. In 2008, investment volumes dropped by 27% and the forecasts for 2009 show a further decline by up to 40%. Despite cautiously optimistic economic forecasts for 2010, the market environment will remain tough, according to the author, Salvador Trinxet.

Key success factors for surviving the crisis include carefully examining each acquisition, actively managing portfolios and quickly implementing the necessary restructuring actions.