The Pulse of Private Equity – 4/30/2018

Middle market update


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Somewhat predictably, middle-market PE activity got off to a healthy start this year. About $54 billion was invested in Q1, down from a very strong Q4 2017 (almost $87 billion). First quarter numbers often decline from fourth quarter finales as investors look to wrap up any lingering deals by the end of the year. The typical year sees stronger activity levels as the year progresses, and 2018 is expected to see another strong showing in the middle market.