Deals update: Private equity investment activity remains subdued


Private equity investment activity on both sides of the Atlantic remained fairly subdued in the latest week, according to AltAssets deals data. There were 48 deals and one exit in the week ending 8 April, compared with 46 deals and eight exits in the preceding week.

Europe recorded five buy-outs and eight venture financings. The busiest sector was healthcare and life sciences, which accounted for four of the region’s deals. North America recorded three buy-outs and 32 venture financings. The busiest sectors were software and technology, accounting for nine and eight deals respectively.

A total of 109 investors were involved in the week’s transactions. Goldman Sachs Capital Partners was the most active, with three deals. It was followed by 3i, Palomar Ventures and Sigma Partners on two each.

Deal and exit activity has been relatively sluggish since the start of the year. The combination of dismal macroeconomic and financial conditions and worries about geopolitical stability have been weighing heavily on investors.

The AltAssets deals update in based on transactions that have been completed in the latest period and involved at least one private equity firm.

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