The French national private equity association, the AFIC (l’Association Française des Investisseurs en Capital) and Ernst & Young have just released a study concerning how private equity effects business growth in France. The study found that PE-backed firms outperform the national average as well as the CAC 40. Here it is for your reading pleasure:
A side note to the AFIC in case anyone there is reading: you all really need to work on the English language version of your site. I often get asked by people from all over the world for information, studies, reports, etc. in English concerning private equity in France. There’s some great info on the AFIC site, but it’s all in French which limits the audience which is unfortunate.