The Pulse of Private Equity – 2/6/2017

Transaction sizes suggest relative US middle-market popularity for PE

The median private equity transaction with a US middle-market company fell slightly to $134.0 million in 2016, down a mere $4 million from the prior year. Given the minuscule magnitude of the decline, it’s clear that there is still plenty of competition from not only strategic acquirers in the upper end of the market but also fellow PE firms that are keeping transaction sizes relatively high, among other factors…