Europe has a wealth of private equity and venture capital investment opportunities with more small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) per unit of GDP than anywhere else in the world.
Having acquired expertise and capital, serial entrepreneurs are now reinvesting in Europe to support “smart” economic growth driven by the next generation of technology companies and life sciences innovation.
Expansion, managed buy-ins and consolidation activity give private equity investors numerous opportunities to access the engine of Europe’s real economy. The European entrepreneurship ecosystem has never been healthier.
In terms of value creation, European private equity markets have the potential to deliver significant investor return, in particular when combined with the EIF’s proven manager selection process.
European entrepreneurs are creating disruption on a global scale as these examples from the EIF’s return portfolio highlight.