The Pulse of Private Equity – 10/19/2020

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Private equity enjoys some advantages over corporate acquirers right now. PitchBook’s latest North American M&A Report, now available, visualizes this trend in the chart above. Third quarter numbers show a small uptick in PE deals and a small slowdown in corporate M&A, resulting in a sharp spike in the PE vs. corporate M&A ratio. Neither group is particularly active, but one appears to be shopping more than the other.