The Pulse of Private Equity – 12/9/2019

Middle market firms rarely target the public market


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Middle market investors aren’t known for prolific take-private activity, but the percentages are surprisingly low. For the past two years, middle-market take-privates have accounted for less than 2% of all middle market activity. 2% is pretty skimpy. Dating back to 2014, MM buyouts have been responsible for about 2-3% of all MM activity.