PitchBook April 10, 2015
Our 2Q 2015 U.S. PE Breakdown is a comprehensive look at the current state of U.S. PE investment, fundraising, exits and more. With so much info to parse, we decided to highlight four key points, which you can scan below or view above in a video that will take just 70 seconds to watch. For the full report, click here.
Deal counts were down 26% from 4Q 2014, while the $101 billion of capital invested
was the lowest total since 2Q 2012.
Platform buyout totals were quite low, though add-ons hit another record percentage. It will be interesting to see whether add-ons eventually slow, given the decrease in platform buyouts, but for now, they remain popular.
Fundraising was also off to a relatively slow start, with 38 funds closed for a total of $38.3 billion.
That could be due to timing, however, as both 2013 and 2014 saw plenty of successful fundraising.
Exit activity was still strong, with 218 completed for a total of $65 billion.
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