The Pulse of Private Equity – 4/18/2022

A break from buyouts


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Last week we covered a decently strong Q1, at least from a dollar perspective. But PitchBook’s Q1 US PE Breakdown Report showed a steep decline in deal flow, falling 30% QoQ to 2,166 transactions. That’s not a low number except in relation to the last few quarters. Except for Q1 2021, every post-Covid quarter has seen at least 2,000 deals. Pre-Covid quarters were in the 1,500 and below range, so even a rapid decline in Q1 deal flow still left volume at historically high levels.