Good news for European M&A dealmakers and private equity funds in the latest Mergermarket report! Not only is Europe the most active region in terms of deal volume in 2014, but also private equity exits are near record highs. PE exits increased by 101.3% from US$24.4bn in Q3 2013 to US$49.1bn in Q3 2014, making this the highest quarter for private equity exits by deal value since 2001.