French private equity activity in H1 2019

French private equity activity in H1 2019

Strong growth in French private equity activity in the first half of 2019

  • €7.8 billion invested in nearly 1,200 start‐ups, SMEs and mid‐caps
  • €8.0 billion raised, with nearly 50% from international investors
  • Nearly 750 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.