The Pulse of Private Equity – 7/30/2018

Another record year in the making?


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There are many themes worth discussing in the middle market, but one trend we can’t ignore is its consistent strength over the years. On cue, 2018 is on pace for yet another record year for both counts and value, coming on the heels of a blockbuster 2017. Both figures were ahead of H1 2017 figures—the 1,358 deals worth a combined $178.5 billion were 16% and 5% increases, respectively, over the same period last year.