The Pulse of Private Equity – 11/14/2016

Add-ons retain commanding share of US buyout activity

At 64% of all US buyout activity through the end of September, add-ons have never before constituted such a lofty proportion of private equity investing. Part of that is a statistical quirk—as the volume of buyouts has slid while investors by and large maintained the pace of adding on, their relative proportion was bound to increase. But as has been noted time and again over the past couple years as the add-on percentage of…