Following a somewhat sluggish first quarter in terms of global PE capital exited, 2Q showed a massive resurgence to numbers more in line with 2014’s back half. PitchBook’s recently published 2H 2015 PE Exits & Company Inventory report examines all the latest trends in PE-backed exit activity through corporate acquisitions, IPOs and secondary buyouts. We’ve put together a video highlighting some notable statistics, which you can also read below:
$194 billion was exited across 516 PE sales worldwide in 2Q 2015
Total deal value for corporate buys surged in 1H, jumping 29% compared to 2H 2014 and 70% on a yearly basis
59 PE-backed companies debuted on public exchanges in 1H, a decline in count of about 28% compared to 2H 2014 and near 50% compared to the first half of last year
Total exit value from public offerings was also down significantly at $24.7 billion for the six-month period, a drop of 51% YoY and 54% from 2H 2014
The global B2B and B2C sectors saw $62 billion and $66 billion exited in 1H, respectively, with the former accounting for about 36% of all exits by count
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