The Pulse of Private Equity – 1/24/2022

PE a growing presence in M&A


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PE deal flow accounted for 38% of global M&A transactions in 2021, a new high. That’s according to PitchBook’s Annual Global M&A Report, released this morning, which also showed a record year for M&A overall. Globally, 38,231 transactions were finalized last year, a 48% leap over 2020 levels. Combined deal value flirted with the $5 trillion mark for the first time, and given how close it is ($4.985 trillion), it’s possible that subsequent data collection will push 2021 over the top.