8 charts defining Europe's PE industry

8 charts defining Europe's PE industry

After a slower pace of deal activity in the first quarter of this year, European private equity transactions picked up in 2Q, with 804 completed deals worth a total of €88.5 billion, according to our 2Q 2018 European PE Breakdown. Those figures represent QoQ increases of 19% and 20%, respectively, and can be compared to […]

Steve Bannon's Big Plan For Europe Has Some Big Flaws

Steve Bannon's Big Plan For Europe Has Some Big Flaws

As Steve Bannon publicly fantasizes about creating a right-wing “supergroup” in the European Union’s legislature, it’s already looking unlikely that he can take the first step on that journey: becoming a central player in populist parties’ plans to win big at the European Parliament elections next May. Last month, Bannon pledged to set up a […]

Deadly, potentially historic heat wave to grip western Europe, escalate wildfire danger into early week

Deadly, potentially historic heat wave to grip western Europe, escalate wildfire danger into early week

Deadly, potentially historic heat wave to grip western Europe, escalate wildfire danger into early week  AccuWeather.com Heatwave temperatures may top 45C in southern Europe  The Guardian Europe set for hottest weather ever recorded as temperatures forecast to hit 47C  The Independent Scorched Earth: Spain hits near-record temperatures of 108F as Iberian Plume kills three, fish drop dead in […]

Daylight saving time may become a thing of the past in Europe

Daylight saving time may become a thing of the past in Europe

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE LONDON — What is the point of daylight saving time if the sun doesn’t rise or set for most of the year? That’s a question that Finland — the most northerly nation in the 28-member European Union — […]

Europe's main stock gauge halts 2-session skid as tech sector rallies

Europe's main stock gauge halts 2-session skid as tech sector rallies

European stocks finished firmly higher Friday, as the tech group tracked their U.S. counterparts, following Apple Inc.’s record surge on Thursday, which helped to buoy overall market sentiment. However, a disappointing update on retail sales in the eurozone was seen putting in doubt inflation hitting the European Central Bank’s target. How markets are moving The […]

Could Europe Become a Fintech Hub?

Could Europe Become a Fintech Hub?

Adoption so far is low, but opportunities for startups abound. August 3, 2018 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. A number of technologies and new regulations are poised to disrupt the incumbent financial system. So much so that the emerging field of financial technologies has earned itself the “fintech’” portmanteau. […]

Europe Has Criminalized Humanitarianism

Europe Has Criminalized Humanitarianism

Over the course of June and July, through a patchwork of frantic stopgap measures and pledges, European leaders fortified Europe’s borders along its southern perimeter in another push to restrict migration to the continent. This clampdown now also includes efforts to beach the last of the charity-run rescue boats that scoop up refugees out of […]

Those ridiculous Bird scooters are now in Europe

Those ridiculous Bird scooters are now in Europe

Bird, the electric scooter rental company that’s worth $2 billion for some reason, is coming to Europe. The first city to be “graced” with Bird’s Scooters is Paris. Here, the company has cautiously launched with a pilot program of between 50 and 100 two-wheelers, all of which will probably be stolen by the end of […]