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Australia

James Kanabar, Joseph Power, Mark Kidston, Mark Malinas, Tom Story

"In the past 12 months we have witnessed continued strong investment activity from financial sponsors, with traditional buyouts accounting for the vast majority of that activity..."

Brazil

Thiago Sandim

"Despite political turmoil in the recent years, in 2018 Brazil’s private equity (PE) industry recorded its highest amount of committed capital for the past few years..."

China

Guohua Wu, Yingnan Li, Yujing Lei, Zhaohui Wang

"According to statistics, the aggregate amount of investment by private equity funds in 2018 in China is approximately 1.08 trillion yuan, a 10.9 per cent decrease compared with that of 2017..."

France

Anne-Charlotte Rivière, François Hellot, Privat Vigand, Sabina Comis

"Regarding buyouts, we continue to see some highly competitive bids with aggressive buyers trying to pre-empt, and in some cases succeeding in pre-empting the process..."

Germany

Peter Memminger
Memminger LLP

"Overall, we had a great year. In particular the first part of it (ie, second half of 2018) was booming, with transactions in every segment of the private equity market reaching levels they had not experienced for years..."

Hong Kong

Alice Molan, Amelia Hall, James Gaden, John Cartwright

"The appetite of investors for allocating capital to closed-end funds across a wide spectrum of managers, asset classes and geographic regions has continued unabated in 2019..."

India

Neela Badami, Nisha Mallik, Vineetha MG
Samvad Partners, Advocates (Mumbai)

"Over the years, private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) funds have played a transformational role in the Indian corporate landscape..."

Japan

Yutaka Kimura

"As the number of multibillion dollar buyout opportunities has increased in Japan in recent years, as well as the fact that the Japanese market is becoming more receptive to private equity funds, we are observing a number of multinational private equity firms establishing their Japanese footprint recently..."

Mexico

Andrés Nieto

"In the past year, the trends for private equity and investment were mainly focused on the financial, e-commerce, information, technology, healthcare, consumer products and services sectors..."

Russia

Alexei Roudiak, Graeme McIntyre, Stanislav Grigoryev, Stefan Kecman

"Although investment conditions remain challenging in Russia due to the application of international sanctions on certain industries and market participants, market conditions slightly improved in 2018 and the first half of 2019..."

Switzerland

Christoph Neeracher, Philippe Seiler, Raphael Annasohn

"While the number of M&A deals with Swiss involvement has slightly decreased when compared to the figures in 2018, the overall transaction volume (US$82.1 billion) is up by 5.3 per cent on a year-on-year comparison (2018: 168 deals worth a total US$78 billion), which constitutes a new record by deal volume..."

United Kingdom

Daniel Hawthorne, John Markland, Jonathan Angell, Thiha Tun

"The private equity market in the UK and, indeed, much of Europe and elsewhere, is multilayered..."