Global PE Capital Exited Jumps 47% from 1Q to Hit $327B in 1H
August 13, 2015
For private equity sellers, the good times are still rolling. In fact, after a slide from the end of 2014 to 1Q, capital exited worldwide in 2Q surged to over $194 billion. That leaves the first half of 2015 comparing favorably to last year's massive numbers, as our 2H 2015 PE Exits & Inventory Report explores in further detail. It also produced the first decline in median hold periods in years, suggesting PE firms are finally finding success in selling off their aging holdings.
The report includes a variety of metrics to better break down global exit trends, including:
Median exit sizes and EBITDA multiples—the median corporate acquisition size hit a decade high of $237 million in the first half
Exits by sector, analyzing the jumps in healthcare capital exited, among others
Exits by three primary types—secondary buyouts, corporate acquisitions and IPOs