London (PRWEB UK) 21 January 2013
Q4 paints a positive picture but annual figures still down on 2011
Preliminary figures released today in the Q4 2012 unquote” Private Equity Barometer (published by unquote”) in association with Arle Capital Partners
Overall European Private Equity
Commenting on the figures, John Arney, Managing Partner of Arle Capital Partners said:
“While this quarter shows a positive trend, it is important not to over emphasise its importance. As a natural milestone, the year end invariably produces a seasonal spike of completed deals. The notable trend is the significant decline in annual deal values and volumes. 2012 was a lean year.
However the increase in large-cap deals this quarter underlines a gradual return to health of the debt market and re-emphasises the weight of undrawn funds chasing a home.
The outlook for trading, debt and therefore deal conditions in 2013, is a little more encouraging - but only a little. Broadly we expect more of the same as the industry grinds its way through this tough new era.”
For further information please contact:
Arle Capital Partners
John Arney/Julie Foster: +44 (0) 20 7895 2754
Julie.foster (at) arle (dot) com
Christian Mahne / Lindsay Vetch : +44 (0) 20 3488 3100
arle (at) vetchmahne (dot) com
Notes to editors
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