Deals on the rise

France joins the UK as a major destination for private credit deals but the rest of Europe lags behind.

The latest numbers from Deloitte’s Alternative Lender Deal Tracker show continued health in the European deal space.

While the UK continues to dominate in Q3 2017 with 36 deals, France is performing strongly as well and totalled 20 deals in the quarter, more than twice that of Germany.

On an annualised basis, the strength of the UK is clearer, with the country seeing much higher growth in deal numbers compared to the rest of Europe, apparently dispelling fears the UK would become less attractive to investors after voting to leave the European Union.