The Pulse of Private Equity – 3/28/2016

As Investment Activity Slows, Competition for Quality Remains Fierce

As March winds down, the first quarter of 2016 currently has seen around 700 private equity deals close in the U.S. Taking the total as 700, that completed deal count represents a drop of nearly 29% from the tally of 4Q 2015, which itself saw the slowest deal flow in several quarters. Although overall deal value remains