Europe’s private equity firms turn to US for deal opportunities

Private equity firms based in Europe, Middle East and Africa have been splashing cash in North America in the second quarter of the year, spending €20.8bn of capital across 237 deals, as they look further afield for fresh targets.

The amount spent by general partners across the pond tripled from €6.7bn in Q2 compared to the same period in 2018, according to the latest Private Equity Market Snapshot from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The number of deals also went up from 216.

By Selin Bucak 

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