The Pulse of Private Equity – 5/2/2016

U.S. PE-backed hold times in the middle market remain high

Reflecting the decline in private equity-backed exit activity observed across the whole market in the first quarter of 2016, U.S. PE-backed exits in the middle market were also quite low, with only 170 sales for nearly $13 billion recorded. After the banner run PE sellers have enjoyed for the past couple years, it makes sense that the amount of quality inventory has declined,