The Pulse of Private Equity – 7/25/2016

PE Interest in US Lower Middle Market Slumps Temporarily

After trending upward for over a year, private equity dealmaking in the US lower middle market (defined as transactions sized between $25 million and $100 million) fell sharply between 1Q and 2Q 2016. Granted, there were fluctuations in the upward trend, but 1Q recorded not only the highest spike in PE activity in the US