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.