With the 6 Nations Championship underway, here is a preview of the rugby tournament based on private equity and startup data. England would be the favorite with €72.3b invested last year.
We’ve compiled our European private equity data to see how these rugby heavyweights would compare when it comes to PE/VC investments, exits and more. To no surprise, England stacks up as the favorite in the data, as its 1,117 deals and €72.3 billion of capital invested last year were more than double that of the next best team: France, with 463 deals and €28 billion invested. Italy may not have won a game in last year’s tournament, and might also be lowest of the six in the world rankings, but €11.8 billion in capital invested makes the country far less of a PE underdog in this field.