The Pulse of Private Equity – 10/12/2015

U.S. Middle Market Continues Healthy Plateau

The U.S. private equity middle market remains strong, tracking relatively within the record ranges of last year. At 474 closed transactions in Q3 for a total of $80 billion in invested capital, 2015 is now at just over 1,400 deals and a total of $250 billion. That puts it on pace to not quite eclipse last year in terms of activity and just about match 2007 numbers in terms of deal count.