We didn't have a PE recap last week amid the excitement of our new funding announcement, but here are some highlights from our recent coverage:
• PE dealmakers kept up a torrid pace of investment in U.S. middle-market companies last year, closing over 2,000 deals for the second year in a row, yet total value declined by nearly 12%. Our 2015 Annual U.S. PE Middle Market Report delves into how trends affecting the overall U.S. PE landscape are manifested in the middle market, analyzing activity on all fronts.
• We caught up with Sixpoint Partners co-founder and partner Eric Zoller for a Q&A on the state of PE fundraising, covering the challenges GPs are facing coming to market, a shift toward distressed opportunities, strategies in approaching different classes of LPs and more: click here.
• Add-ons continue to claim a larger and larger percentage of buyout activity, with nearly 3,000 such transactions completed worldwide in 2015. So which firms are leading the charge? We ranked the six most active add-on sponsors of last year.
• Want to check out the current state of U.S. private equity in 10 charts? Click here (or the image below).