European deals advance

Deal numbers are up across Europe.

Mid-market deal volume has seen a significant advance across Europe over the past year, with France seeing particularly healthy activity.

According to Deloitte’s Alternative Lender Deal Tracker Q4 2017, French deal activity in Q4 last year more than doubled compared to the same quarter in 2016, from 13 up to 27.

While deal growth was slower in Europe’s other major markets of the UK and Germany, the rest of the continent also saw a strong improvement with quarterly deal numbers up from 17 in 2016 to 28 in 2017.