Dow Jones VentureSource 1Q’17 Europe Venture Capital Report

VENTURE CAPITAL REPORT:

The following report presents Dow Jones VentureSource’s quarterly findings for European venture capital fundraising, investment, valuation, and liquidity. The included charts and graphs offer a comprehensive view of the trends currently affecting the venture capital market.

Highlights for 1Q 2017 include:

  • The amount raised by European venture capital funds increased compared to the previous quarter but was still well below 1Q 2016 levels;

  • Venture capital investment into European companies declined from 4Q 2016 in terms of both amount raised and number of deals;

  • The number of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) and the amount raised through M&As both decreased significantly compared to the previous quarter’s figures;

  • While the total amount raised via initial public offerings (IPOs) increased, the number of IPOs experienced a notable drop-off compared to 4Q 2016. 

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