There have been some great success stories in European IPOs this year, and many great tech companies who are making waves on a global basis. We firmly agree with Mark Tluszcz of Mangrove that opportunities in Europe are abundant, and that "there has never been a better time for European tech".
We see strong demand from US buyers and investors for dealflow in Europe, and have great visibility of the core strategic priorities of the major buyers. Finding the right fit, at the right time, for the right price, is part of what makes smarter dealmaking.
“There are interesting companies in Europe, but you have to know the market and that comes with an extra layer of risk in a sector like tech, which is constantly evolving, A total of 11 European tech companies have announced and priced IPOs this year, raising a combined $1.8 billion, data compiled by Bloomberg show. That compares with 13 across the Atlantic that sold $4.3 billion of shares Incentives from governments and companies have led to a surge in startups in Europe this year. Firms such as French security-software provider Oberthur Technologies and U.K. money-transfer site TransferWise Ltd. have attracted a combined $9.4 billion in 2015, and now Europe counts more professional mobile application developers than the U.S., according to venture-capital investor Atomico.