Style and substance: The growth of private equity in Italy

03 July 2019

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Mergermarket and Unquote are pleased to present Style and substance: The growth of private equity in Italy, published in association with Gatti Pavesi Bianchi. This report provides invaluable insights into Italian private equity in 2019 and examines the risks and opportunities facing businesses in the coming months.
 
Highlights from the report include:
  • The PE market in 2018 delivered its strongest performance on record in 2018, with total Italian deal value at €17.6 billion and total deal volume at 149 deals.
  • As family-managed businesses in Italy undergo a generational shift, businesses have turned to PE as a way of facilitating succession, providing liquidity and adapting to technology and globalisation.
  • The industrials and consumer goods sectors continue to dominate the PE space in Italy, with industrials leading the way in terms of value at 33% and consumer in terms of volume at 32%.
  • While challenges to dealmaking persist in the form of Italy’s economic uncertainties, such pressures may in fact be opening opportunities to PE as a capital provider and investor activity remains strong.