The Pulse of Private Equity – 7/4/2016

The decline in US private equity activity deepens

US private equity activity continues to fall. Even if Q2 numbers are revised upward as time goes on, with additional datapoints backfilled, a quarter-over-quarter decline will still have occurred in the first half of 2016. As of early July, completed deal count for Q2 is more in line with the comparable period in 2013. What this diminishing count signals is that the primary trends driving PE dealmakers to cut back on activity are still