15 January 2022
Manfred Krikke’s view on the next twelve months
What's ahead of private equity in 2022?
JANUARY 15, 2022 – “2022 looks set to see more of the heightened activity we have been witnessing in the European technology market as it continues to attract investment from both LP and GP investors globally. A combination of high valuation multiples and rapidly rising inflation will create volatility in public technology valuations and we expect European private technology valuations to level off at roughly current levels for the year. While capital available for European technology companies is on the rise, the bottleneck for growth lies in talent. Western Europe’s relatively positive immigration climate present will attract gifted technology players from Asia, US and Eastern Europe and give a welcome boost to talent European tech cities. European capital markets will gradually learn to handle the larger volume of tech IPOs, as investment capital flows to that category increasing distributions back to LPs for capital to be re-invested into newer businesses, thus fuelling the positive cycle of innovation in Europe. A hybrid of digital life and real life will continue to disrupt many industries and create new emerging category leaders for years. 2022 will see companies, investment talent and LP investors increasingly choosing focused, value-added GP platforms, over generalist global firms to access opportunities in the European market.”
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