BVK Statistics on the German Private Equity Market

The following market figures are based on the pan-European statistics platform European Data Cooperative (EDC). It is a joint initiative by the most important private equity and venture capital associations in Europe: Invest Europe (Europe), AIFI (Italy), ASCRI (Spain), BVA (Belgium), BVCA (Bulgaria), BVCA (UK), BVK (Germany), CVCA (The Czech Republic), DVCA (Denmark), France Invest (France),  Finland (FVCA), Luxembourg (LPEA), Norway (NVCA), The Netherlands (NVP), Poland (PSIK), Switzerland (SECA), South Eastern Europe (SEEPEA), Sweden (SVCA).

The EDC serves as the single data entry point for members of private equity and venture capital associations and other contributors across Europe to collect Europe wide industry activity on fundraising, investments and divestments. Using one platform with a standardised methodology allows us to have consistent, robust pan European statistics that are comparable across the region.

Since 2016, the BVK has been using the EDC for data collection and statistics generation, which is the successor system to PEREP Analytics, the pan-European statistics platform used from 2008 to 2015, whose data were migrated to the EDC.

The EDC database brings together 3,300 firms, 9,000 funds, 70,000 portfolio companies and 255,000 transactions.