17.01.2023 Diana Ribeiro Duarte, Pedro Capitão Barbosa, João Miguel Fernandes • Thomson Reuters

Private Equity in Portugal: Market and Regulatory Overview

Diana Ribeiro Duarte, Pedro Capitão Barbosa and João Miguel Fernandes signed the chapter "Private Equity Law in Portugal", published by Thomson Reuteurs.

«The private equity (PE) market in Portugal is dominated by private equity funds runby Portuguese based management entities. PE investment done directly through PE companies is currently at negligible levels in relation to investments made through PE funds.

According to data from the Portuguese Securities Market Commission (PSMC) on
PE (which encompasses "traditional" PE as well as venture capital (VC)) from 2020, assets under management by PE funds and PE companies (incorporated in Portugal) had been steadily growing since the financial crisis of 2008 to 2009 and were worth about EUR5.7 billion at the end of 2020 (...)».

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