Top Investor Tuesday — Most Active Add-on Sponsors YTD
April 07, 2015
Private equity investors completed a record number of add-ons in 2014, and thus far in 2015, they have hardly slackened their pace. The total number of add-ons sponsored in 2015 to date is already approaching 500 worldwide. The demographics of PE sponsors are varied: 112 investors boast AUMs between $1 billion and $5 billion, while 66 manage assets totaling $500 million or less. The add-on activity makes sense as dealmaking remains competitive and many industries are ripe for consolidation, and also signals how PE firms are continuing to focus on buy-and-build.