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Private Equity Annual Update 2018

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Senior Advisor
Paris Office, Western Europe
January 8, 2019

Roland Berger supports 111 M&A and refinancing transactions

Roland Berger’s 2018 Private Equity Annual Update once again shows an impressive upward trend: In 2018, the Roland Berger Investor Support team accompanied 111 completed M&A and refinancing transactions, after 102 in 2017 and 77 in 2016.

Most deals on the buy-side

54 percent of these transactions were executed for the buy-side and 40 percent for the sell-side. Geographically, these deals took place across all of Europe, but also in the USA and China. The German-speaking countries and France again were the largest markets, with shares of around 23% and 32% percent.

Focus on Industries Products and Services

With regard to industry focus, the majority of the companies supported came from the Industrial Products and Services sector, followed by the Consumer Goods and Retail sector as well as the Technology, Media & Telecommunications sector. Most of the transactions were mid and large-cap deals. With its highly qualified and multinational teams Roland Berger once again proved its capability of successfully supporting international and highly complex deals.

The Roland Berger Investor Support comprises a team of professionals dedicated to accompanying Private Equity firms in their screening acquisition, build-up, portfolio management work and exits. It covers all industries, from Consumer Good and Retail to Aerospace & Defense, including TMT, Life Science, Financial Services, Transportation, Hospitality, Manufactures & Process industries and naturally Automotive.

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Private Equity Annual Update 2018


In 2018 Roland Berger supported 111 M&A and refinancing transactions worldwide. Get the full overview with our Private Equity Annual Update 2018.

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