The Pulse of Private Equity – 4/18/2016

Will 2016 Record More Add-ons Than Last Year?

As a proportion of overall U.S. buyout activity, add-ons have gone from strength to strength. But the latest quarterly numbers have topped them all. In the first quarter of 2016, add-ons comprised 68% of all private equity buyout activity. While this percentage will likely decline as the year goes on, it’s still a testament to