European Tech Exits Report for Q2 2016: an in-depth analysis of €2.4 billion in venture-backed exits
As covered in our recently published EU tech funding report for Q2 2016, investment activity in Europe, Israel and Turkey took a minor hit in the second quarter of 2016, with a slight drop in both funding deals and total investment volume compared to the previous quarter. However, at €4.1 billion, Q2 2016 was still higher than any quarter in 2015.
When it comes to exit activity, the situation was quite similar in Q2: 165 European and Israeli technology companies exited, combining for €22 billion in exit value. 45% of those companies were VC-backed, totalling for €2.4 billion.
All figures represent a considerable decrease compared to the previous quarter. But, as you’ll be able to find out when you grab a copy of our in-depth and comprehensive Q2 2016 exits report, there’s a lot more to consider when analysing exit activity in Q2, and also a handful of facts that make it a relevant and impactful quarter in and of itself.
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In terms of exit volume, exit activity from VC-backed companies in the first half of 2016 has dropped by almost 50% compared to the first six months of 2015. However, a closer look at the data reveals a few facts that would represent solid improvements in European and Israeli exit activity, for example:
- The number of venture-backed companies being sold has increased significantly over the past few quarters, from 113 in the first half of 2015 to 161 in the same period in 2016
- Exit-to-funding ratio shows a significant increase in bigger exits -in comparison to raised capital- in Q2 2016 versus Q1
- The involvement of US companies in European and Israeli exits went up for the first time in several quarters, both measured as a percentage of all venture-backed deals and total exit volume
What else will you be able to learn from the full Q2 2016 exits report?
– the number of exits (M&A transactions + IPOs) tracked by Tech.eu throughout Q2 2016
– a breakdown of which transaction types was most prevalent
– a breakdown of which vertical delivered the largest exits
– insights into how many of the exited companies were backed by venture capital
– insights into where and when most M&A activity in Europe took place
– an analysis of which investors were behind the most successful European tech exits
– an analysis of the involvement of US companies in European exits
– insights into where buyers of European tech companies were located
– a closer look at some of the largest markets in Europe (Israel, Sweden, France, UK and Germany)
– future trends and expectations in European tech M&A and IPO activity