The Pulse of Private Equity – 11/19/2018

Is the middle market at an inflection point?


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Much has been said on the consistent strength of the US middle market—much of it by us. Commenting as a data provider, we’ve found it tricky to creatively analyze the middle market without repeating ourselves. That said, there are a few unique ways to look at this dynamic market. Earlier this year we partnered with law firm Akerman this year to spotlight the sub-$1B US buyout fund market. We created a fresh methodology to look at buyout activity coming from sub-$1B funds, as opposed to solely analyzing activity by deal size. What are sub-$1B buyout funds buying in the market, and what are they paying?