Following a slight downtick in 2018, the 2019 data shows that there were a record number of search fund formations in European countries this past year. The 2010s decade has seen immense growth for search fund formations in Europe. There was only one search fund formed in Europe in 2010, compared to the twenty-nine formed last year. We seeing increasing investor interest and accelerators/incubators being developed. that as more investors become familiar with the search fund concept that it will take off like in the USA.. Aside from a potential modest dip in 2020 formations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is every reason to believe that these numbers will continue to climb in the coming years, and search funds will become more and more prevalent in European countries.

To see our global reports on Search Fund Formations, click here. and Acquisitions, click here.

To provide even more accurate data for future reports, we're making a general call out to the search fund community to help us with crowdsourcing data on search funds, especially for the end of 2019 and the first half[redacted]Please check your search fund's information for accuracy and update it as needed. If you're aware of someone else's new search fund or an acquisition that's not listed, please direct message me or ^[redacted]‌‌ through Searchfunder.