The PEO Review 2000

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2000 was the year of good and bad deals, of Internet bubbles, of envy investing, market froth and new investors throughout Europe waking up to private equity as an asset class. It was The Year of Living Dangerously.

Our 80-page Review 2000 is available in PDF format for you to download.


4 Letter from the Editor

PrivateEquityOnline Awards 6 The PEO European Private Equity Poll 2000

Front Page News 2000 9 The year of living dangerously 20 Investment analysis: European Buyout League Tables 2000

Early Stage 24 Interview with Michael Jackson: The froth is off the market 26 Technology venturing in Europe

30 Golden goose or Christmas turkey

Mid-market Review 32 A new league of its own

Leveraged Finance 36 Interview with Edward Truell: Investment banks are everywhere 38 European leveraged finance 43The Euroweek Leveraged Loan Poll 2000

Legal Issues 45 Building Europe’s private equity infrastructure

Exits 49 Running for the exits 52 Dot-coms are calling quits

Public to Private 57 Seeking solace in private equity

Country Report 61 Facilitating change – Fiscal reforms in Germany 64 Interview with Hanns Ostmeier: Realistic optimism

Investor Focus 66 Institutional investors: More talk than action? 70 Management fees: General partners and their investors 72 Interview with Jeremy Coller: Secondaries take the elevator

Fund Watch 75 European private equity funds