Here are some highlights from our PE coverage this week:
• The historic merger announcement between Silver Lake's Dell and EMC (NYSE: EMC) sparked our interest in the most active add-on sponsors in the global IT industry. Click here for our findings. PitchBook Platform users can access the underlying data here.
• We provided a sneak peek into U.S. middle market activity leading up to the release of our upcoming Middle Market Report. If you missed the latest trends on deal flow in capital invested in 3Q, click here. You can get free access to last quarter's report here (PitchBook users have access in the reports library of our platform).
• Add-ons have accounted for a record 62% of all completed buyouts in the U.S. this year so far. For insight into how inflated multiples are driving this trend, click here. Platform users can explore our add-on data here.
Be sure to visit the PitchBook Blog for more content, including video highlights from our latest U.S. PE Breakdown, as deal flow dropped to a low point since early 2013.