consumer goods, industry, services and transportation, and digital-IT each represent more than 15% of businesses invested in
18% of businesses invested in are from the industrial sector, a greater weight than that of the industrial sector in French GDP.
Private equity financing
in 2015, €10.7bn invested in about 1,645 businesses, 78% of which were SMEs and 21% mid-cap companies.
revenue: +1.4% for 2014
employment: +2.6% for 2014 vs -0.4% for French commercial sectors
Overall, 314,000 jobs have been created by French private equity backed companies between 2010 and 2014 (net of jobs destruction), mainly in France, compared with - 123,200 jobs destroyed in the French commercial sectors for the same period.
French PE market has been performing a net internal rate of return over 10 years of +10%.
Stock market indicators over the same period: +4.0% for the CAC 40 and +5.3% for the CAC All-Tradable (formerly the SBF 250).