The Pulse of Private Equity – 3/5/2018

Four years’ worth of powder


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Much has been said about PE dry powder levels, which continue to peak year after year. Our calculations show about $848 billion of unspent buyout/growth capital across North America and Europe (as of June 30, by the way). That’s still a 22% increase over year-end 2016 numbers, a noteworthy surge in the span of six months.