The Pulse of Private Equity – 10/31/2016

Secondary Buyouts Still a Primary Route for PE Sellers

335 secondary buyouts have been closed through the end of September, putting the year on pace to fall short of 2014’s tally of 482 but still third-highest of the decade. Given the impact of outliers, this year’s total secondary buyout value may not impress as much as much as those of 2007 or 2015, but it is still quite considerable. In short, private equity sellers are still utilizing fellow sponsors as an exit route nearly as avidly as they were in the past two years…