The Pulse of Private Equity – 4/25/2016

PE Firms Looking Lower for Value

As prices remain stubbornly high in many cases, a surge in overall private equity deal value in the reaches of the U.S. lower middle market is not wholly unexpected – on a quarterly basis, deal value was up by over 80% from 4Q while transactions jumped 14% in number. Quality opportunities remain costly and increasingly rare, leaving sellers with the upper hand,