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THE PULSE OF PRIVATE EQUITY

No Curve in the Path Anytime Soon Once each quarter we pause to pull together survey and transaction data to try and understand where the private equity deal market is at in terms of pricing, multiples, leverage and fees....

THE PULSE OF PRIVATE EQUITY

Private equity is very much a global beast. As such, when thinking about deal activity trends, it is increasingly important to be aware of what is happening beyond U.S. borders. The largest private equity market outside of North America is,...

THE PULSE OF PRIVATE EQUITY

Last week we discussed the increase in valuations seen over the last 12 to 18 months in the middle-middle market, one of the drivers that we cited was the increase in competition and amount of capital chasing these deals. Today’s PitchBook chart shows that U.S. PE funds targeting middle-market deals currently have $305 billion of

THE PULSE OF PRIVATE EQUITY

At ACG Intergrowth last week I spent a fair amount of time talking with private equity deal guys (and one gal…another topic) about the current market. The clearest trend everyone could agree on, and one that nobody was particularly excited about, was the increase in company valuation multiples over the last 12 to 18 months....

The Pulse of Private Equity

While much of the publicity surrounding private equity centers on mega-deals, the middle market actually accounts for more than 70% of all PE buyouts and 66% of the capital invested in PE transactions. It is far-and-away the largest segment of the private equity deal-making environment and a safe bet that when the middle market is