German Private Equity
The Voice of German Private Equity
and Venture Capital Association

German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association

Welcome to the BVK

The German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association – BVK is the face and voice of the private equity industry in Germany.

  • We promote the German private equity industry.
  • We campaign for improvements to the fiscal environment and easier access to private equity so that even more companies in Germany can benefit from private equity.
  • We take a stand on policy issues and the media in an effort to underline just how important private equity is for the German economy.
  • We observe the market and analyse its trends because private equity is a growth engine for innovation, start-ups and SMEs.
  • We encourage our members to share their experiences with each other so that the private equity industry in Germany grows closer together.

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2019/02/18

4th Quarter of 2018: Sentiment was divided

The business climate in the German private equity market dropped for the second consecutive quarter. In the fourth quarter of 2018, the index of the German Private Equity Barometer fell by 4.2 points to 67.9 balance points. The indicator for the current business situation fell by 4.4 points to 73.2 balance points, while the indicator for business expectations lost 4.0 points to close at 62.6 balance points. But although confidence was lower in the second half-year, on average 2018 was the...

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2018/11/12

3rd Quarter of 2018: Business climate at investment market remains very good

After its previous record hunt, the German equity capital market shifted back a gear in late summer. The business climate index of the German Private Equity Barometer fell by 5.0 points to 72.1 balance points in the third quarter of 2018, but remained at a very high level. The equity investors assess both their business situation (- 2 points to 77.6 balance points) and their business expectations (- 7.9 points to 66.6 balance points) slightly lower than in the record quarter before....

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2018/11/12

BVK: Venture capital market likely to continue high investment year

"In the first six months of 2018, investment companies in Germany invested a total of €5.3 billion. Following the record year of 2017, 2018 is another year of strong investment in the German private equity market," said Ulrike Hinrichs, Managing Director of the The German Private Equity and Venture Capital Associationn (BVK), commenting on today's preliminary market figures. "All market segments, i.e. venture capital, minority investments and buy-outs, made a significant contribution to the...

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