Managers of private equity funds do not hesitate to lend money for a complete takeover. The value of transactions financed by the debt exceeded 36 billion EUR in Europe last year.
The largest recipient of private equity capital in Europe relative to GDP is the United Kingdom with 0.79 % of its GDP, followed by Denmark and France with 0.44 % and 0.43 % of their GDP. According to Invest Europe, the Czech Republic with 0.08 % belongs to the worst in Europe.
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