French private equity activity in 2018

French private equity activity in 2018

  • Record fundraising of €18.7 billion, nearly 50% of which came from foreign investors
  • Steady increase in amounts invested to €14.7 billion in more than 2,200 companies
  • More than 1,500 companies were divested, in whole or in part

France Invest (Association of Investors for Growth) and Grant Thornton are today presenting the 30th edition of the activity report on French private equity companies for 2018.

With 94% of respondents out of the 275 members of France Invest surveyed, this study is the benchmark for monitoring over a long period the trends in French private equity, a contributor to the growth of start‐ups, SMEs and mid‐caps.