EVCA Q1 2002 investment figs

No surprises were contained in the publication of European Venture Capital and Private Equity Association’s first publication of quarterly disbursement data: new investment rates were low, follow-on investments in support of existing portfolio companies were high (30 per cent) and by far the largest divestment category by number were write-offs. See tables 1, 2, 3 and 4 below for a detailed summary.

EVCA is producing the quarterly figures in response to EU calls for greater transparency and in order to achieve this objective it has partnered with Thomson Venture Economics, publisher of European Venture Capital Journal, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.