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The Pulse of Private Equity – 10/17/2022

Familiarity a plus Download PitchBook’s Report here. PitchBook’s Q3 2022 US PE Breakdown, available for free, crystallizes a trend we’ve been hearing about in recent months. Even by historical standards, fundraising is lopsided in favor of existing GP managers. So far this year, almost half (48%) of fundraising dollars have gone to established firms—in this case,…

The Pulse of Private Equity – 10/10/2022

Q3 numbers: interest rates starting to bite Download PitchBook’s Report here. PitchBook has just released the Q3 2022 US PE Breakdown, available for free here. Both deal volume and total value are now in silver medal territory, eclipsing annual numbers seen in pre-COVID years. Deal momentum has been strong enough to carry 2022 to historically impressive…

The Pulse of Private Equity – 10/3/2022

$50B in new capital Download PitchBook’s Report here. PitchBook’s Quantitative Research team has released a new Quantitative Perspectives Report, which is available for free. One of the most interesting findings is charted above. In 2021, a common refrain was that LPs were piling into PE funds, as long as they were staying within range of their…

The Pulse of Private Equity – 9/26/2022

Direct lending keeps replenishing Download PitchBook’s Report here. PitchBook’s latest Private Debt Report is now available. Direct lending is “the standout strategy” among private lenders, now accounting for more than a third of all capital raised in the private debt market. The ratio was actually higher last year, 46.5%. Direct lending is joined at the hip…

The Pulse of Private Equity – 9/19/2022

More add-ons in the MM Download PitchBook’s Report here. The ratio of add-ons in the middle market is increasing, according to PitchBook’s Q2 2022 US PE Middle Market Report. That’s been an evergreen trend for the past decade, but it appeared to go into overdrive in 2022. Add-ons now account for 73% of all middle market…

The Pulse of Private Equity – 9/12/2022

Dealmaking steady, fundraising slows Download PitchBook’s Report here. PitchBook’s Q2 2022 US PE Middle Market Report is now available. All things considered, dealmaking was stout in H1. Over 1,600 transactions were finished, with $228.2 billion invested in the process. Both figures are strong relative to prior years, except 2021. At this pace, the middle market is…

The Pulse of Private Equity – 8/15/2022

Shrinking dry powder Download PitchBook’s Report here. Private equity’s pile of dry powder has eroded the past two years, according to PitchBook’s latest Private Market Fundraising Report. Globally, the industry has about $1.24 trillion of uninvested capital. That’s down about 18% from its 2020 peak, a little over $1.5 trillion. It’s not the only asset class…

The Pulse of Private Equity – 8/8/2022

Midyear grading Download PitchBook’s Report here. Every December, PitchBook makes a slew of predictions about industry trends in the upcoming year. That’s been a tricky gambit since 2019. In successive years, the industry has navigated a global pandemic, a skyscraper of a recovery, and a slowdown driven by unavoidable macro trends. Last December, the prevailing mood…

The Pulse of Private Equity – 8/1/2022

Healthy deal flow for take-privates Download PitchBook’s Report here. 2022 is shaping up for a healthy year for take-privates, according to PitchBook’s latest US PE Breakdown. Almost $60 billion worth of transactions closed in H1, which is already past 2020 totals. And there have been relatively few of them, too. Just 18 so far this year,…

The Pulse of Private Equity – 7/25/2022

Fewer first-time funds Download PitchBook’s Report here. Last year was a better year for first-time fundraisers, according to PitchBook’s latest US PE Breakdown. Rookie fundraising is slowing compared to last year, in part because LPs are prioritizing existing GP relationships, especially their bigger ones. Through June, 27 first-time funds have closed, worth a combined $5.2 billion….