Top Investor Tuesday — U.S. Firms in Non-U.S. Companies
May 12, 2015
Deal flow from U.S. PE shops investing in non-U.S. companies has risen rather steadily over the past five years, jumping more than 94% from 2009 to 2014. While the average yearly jump in such deals from 2011 to 2013 was fairly small (sub-5%), activity peaked last year at 684 deals, representing a whopping 18% YoY increase. Europe, unsurprisingly, accounted for the majority of U.S. PE investments in non-U.S. companies in 2014, claiming the region's highest share of such activity since 2005 (59%). In contrast, Asia has seen a decline in investments from U.S. PE, accounting for only 8.8% of deals in 2014, the lowest measure over the past decade amid a consistent decline since 2010 (24%).
Top U.S. PE investors in non-U.S. companies dating to 2009 (along with their investment counts):