The aim of the project is, in a first step, to build a database covering information on succession cases of mid-cap firms in Europe in which a private equity investor is involved. Relevant data is currently contained in different databases which use for empirical studies poses many problems. In a second step, the development of the firms’ successions with private equity investors in Europe will be analyzed. The changes within the target companies as a result of the succession will be evaluated as well.


Förderkreis Wissenschaft und Praxis am Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung e.V. , Mannheim , DE

Project duration

01.01.2013 - 31.03.2014

Project members

Dr. Mariela Borell (Coordinator)