The Pulse of Private Equity – 5/13/2019

Why are add-ons getting so much bigger?


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The median add-on size almost doubled in the span of two years. The $41 million median seen in 2016 ballooned to $76 million last year, an 86% difference. At first glance, it looks like platform deal sizes have gone up much more rapidly, but charts can be deceiving—platform buyout sizes increased by 89% in the same timeframe.