5 of the most active corporate acquirers of PE-backed companies
February 19, 2016
Multibillion-dollar exits of PE portfolio companies have continued to pervade the headlines just two months into 2016. Case in point, IBM (NYSE: IBM) recently announced its plans to buy Truven Health Analytics from Veritas Capital in a $2.6 billion transaction (more details in Exits section).
More so than secondary buyouts and IPOs, corporate acquisitions have consistently dominated PE-backed exits in recent years. This perhaps comes as no surprise, as strategic buyers are willing to pay a premium for acquisitive growth in order to maintain market share and mitigate lackluster revenue growth.
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