PE Activity Slows Across All Industries in 1Q 2013
May 08, 2013
Coming off a record-breaking 4Q 2012, PE deal activity predictably slowed in in early 2013. The B2B industry had its slowest quarter in three years, with just 121 transactions totaling $7.0 billion. Deal flow was down considerably in the B2C industry as well, but capital invested was relatively strong thanks to an uptick in the median deal size. Uncertainty pertaining to healthcare regulation and reimbursement rates continues to hamper deal-making in the healthcare industry, but investors are finding attractive opportunities in select sectors. And while IT deal activity saw one of the most significant drop-offs in 1Q, the industry remains attractive as technology becomes a more integral aspect of all types of businesses. Despite the recent slowdown, the McGladrey team has been busy in recent months and anticipates a pickup in deal-making through the rest of the year.
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