Venture-backed > PE-backed
Private equity is losing its oomph as an M&A driver this year. PitchBook’s new North American M&A Report found that PE-backed M&A is now less common than venture-backed M&A, at least by volume. It’s the first switch between the two asset classes since 2009, which isn’t a coincidence. PE exits come to a near standstill during severe financial downturns.