Private equity firms announced about 30 deals in Italy already this year in Italy while SMEs announced about 20 private debt issues of which just 5 had been subscribed by private debt funds. Figures come from BeBeez’s database and were anticipated by MF Milano Finanza last Saturday march 25th.
In 2016 new investments by private equity funds including “add on” deals or investments by portfolio companies had been about 130 (download here the deal table), while private debt issues had been just below 100 with about 30 subscribed by private debt funds.
This year is then in line with year 2016 with last year’s aggregate figures that are going to be presented this morning by the Italian Association for Private Equity, Venture Capital and Private Debt (Aifi).
In H1 2016 Aifi calculated 4,9 billion euros in equity investmetns by private equity funds in Italy and 138 deals, after 4.62 billion euros invested in the whole year 2015 and 342 deals, while divestments value was 1.5 billions (see here a previous post by BeBeez).
As for private debt, in H1 2016 just 13 deal had been subscribed by private debt funds in ItalyAifi said for a 71 million euro total value. Of that value, private debt funds managed by Italian firms subscribed 49 millions. In the whole year 2015 private debt funds had subscribed 42 deal for a total value of 199 million euro, of which 39 deals for 175 million euros came from Italian private debt funds (see lhere a previous post by BeBeez).