The Pulse of Private Equity – 1/2/2017

What is in store for US private equity in 2017?

After a high-water mark for US private equity activity in 2015, last year experienced a significant slowing in not only the number of closed deals but also total deal value, the latter ameliorated by a bevy of blockbuster transactions. This was driven in part by the progression of a typical investment cycle, wherein after a steady ramp-up in dealmaking the market attracts more and more firms looking to cut deals and consequently becomes pricier…