Closing times indicate divergence in company quality
June 27, 2016
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In the first quarter of 2016, most private equity transactions still took between 10 and 14 weeks to close, accounting for 31% of deals completed during that timeframe. However, the portion of deals that closed in 15 to 20 weeks shot up to near 25% of all activity, while a considerable chunk of transactions concluded in fewer than five weeks. These coincident increases speak to...