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A 17-chart breakdown of the US PE industry

Our 1Q 2017 US PE Breakdown showcases datasets covering all aspects of private equity. We’ve compiled the key highlights from the report.

In the PitchBook 1Q 2017 US PE Breakdown, our analysts sift through datasets covering deals, exits, fundraising and more to provide a comprehensive picture of the US private equity industry. Below are 17 charts from the report for a snapshot of the coverage:


An expensive market contributes to declining activity

Add-ons show no sign of slowing

Software has grown more popular as of late

Larger deals on the way back


Exit opportunities remain a question mark

Median exit size persisting at high level

Previous exit trends by sector remain


The fundraising cycle continuing strong

Not easy raising a first-time fund

But targets are being hit at a record proportion

To get all the charts from the report, along with our analysis on the trends, download the free 1Q 2017 US PE Breakdown!

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    Written by Kyle Stanford

    Kyle is an analyst at PitchBook, focusing on venture and carrying a particular interest in the early stage. He graduated from the University of Washington in 2009, earning a degree in history. He joined PitchBook in 2014 as a writer for the VC newsletter and a contributor to the blog.

    Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Kyle enjoys everything outdoors and doesn’t mind rain.

    After spending time working in the daily deal industry after college, he spent a year traveling his way around the world. His passport, which needs to be replaced, holds stamps from 30 countries.

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