Private equity remains strong in 2018

  • United States
  • 03/07/2019
  • White & Case

Private equity buyout activity saw an increase in 2018, with volume rising 6 percent to 1,361 deals and value up 7 percent to US$214 billion. Exit volume was down 4 percent to 1,107 deals and value dropped 5 percent to US$249.1 billion

Deal figures have held their own despite growing edginess within the buyout community about high valuations, especially with growing pessimism about the economy towards the end of the year.

Given the high levels of dry powder at their disposal, firms remain under pressure to put their money to work, but with valuations so high, many private equity investors may welcome a correction (continue)

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