The Pulse of Private Equity – 5/3/2021

PE a growing force in M&A


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Private equity is accounting for a growing share of M&A transactions. PitchBook’s just-released Global M&A Report shows that PE deals made up about 37% of all acquisitions last quarter, continuing an upward trend from the low 20s less than a decade ago. Last year PE transactions made up 35% of all M&A deal volume, marking a new high point. It wasn’t related to the unique market, though, since PE’s ratio was just under 35% in 2019, as well.