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Italy Private Equity

Latest update: 16 September 2020

  • 1H20 saw 24 buyout deals in Italy (total EUR 5bn) compared to 42 in 1H19 (total EUR 5bn)
  • By deal type, expansion deals were down 23.5% compared to 1H19; early stage deals were down 40% compared to 1H19; buyout deals were down 42.9% compared to 1H19
  • Average entry multiples for deals remained elevated against historical figures, with multiples of 10.8x for deals of <100m EV - the highest since 2016
Average Entry Multiples, Smaller vs Larger deals(Italy)
Year
<100m EV
>=€100m EV
2014
5.9
8.3
2015
7.5
11.2
2016
12.1
9.7
2017
8.8
9.6
2018
9.7
10.8
2019
8.5
10.9
H1  2020*
10.8
9.6



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