New study: Equity investments in Europe: Mind the gap

New study: Equity investments in Europe: Mind the gap

February 10, 2021

In our recent study commissioned by the European Commission, Copenhagen Economics provides recommendations on how to boost the EU risk capital markets, explores mechanisms for increasing the risk-absorbing capacity of the EU support and offers insights into streamlining the overly bureaucratic application processes currently in place.

We find that:

  • The European equity markets are trailing behind the US counterpart, especially for the small- and mid-cap segment there are large differences.
  • From an intra-EU perspective, a market gap exists for equity investments both at national and sectoral level.
  • The EU initiatives are on track overall, but the equity eco-system must be further strengthened, to fully utilise the potential of innovative SMEs.

Learn more about the study

For further information, please contact to Senior Economist Jonas Bjarke Jensen