The Pulse of Private Equity – 3/28/2022

The middle market is buying more startups


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Tucked away in PitchBook’s 2021 Annual Middle Market Report is an interesting trend: more middle-market transactions involve venture-backed startups. Last year, 189 middle market deals were struck for startups, up from 36 a decade ago. The 189 deals were worth a collective $27.6 billion, another high.