PitchBook Publishes PE Exits and Company Inventory Report
February 19, 2014
PitchBook has published its 1H 2014 U.S. Private Equity Exits & Company Inventory Report. Powered by the PitchBook Platform, this report examines a decade of exits from U.S.-based, PE-backed companies, including corporate acquisitions, IPOs and secondary buyouts. In addition, the report draws on thousands of individual company profiles to provide a comprehensive analysis of the more than 7,500 U.S. companies currently under majority ownership by private equity firms.
Highlights from this report include:
• Exit volume and capital exited decrease for first time since 2009
• IPO activity increases by 45%, reaches highest level since 2006
• Company inventory continues to hit new highs in 2013