Dow Jones VentureSource 1Q’17 Europe 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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