Though not quite as monumental as 2014 numbers, the U.S. PE middle market remains popular among investors, even as overall activity has softened. Our recently published 3Q 2015 U.S. Private Equity Middle Market Report analyzes recent trends across buyout activity in the $25 million to $1 billion range, including deal flow, investments, exits and fundraising over the past 10 years, with a special focus on 2Q 2015. We’ve summarized our analysis in the video above, which unveils some key findings from the report:
464 deals worth a total $84 billion in 2Q
UMM counts were up 95% compared to the 53 deals completed in 1Q, with deal value jumping nearly 60% QoQ
PE firms amassed nearly $62 billion across 83 middle market pools in the first half of 2015—nearly 45% of the total seen in 2014 and 52% of the $120 billion recorded in 2013
2Q exit values jumped to $28.9 billion—just over 61% QoQ
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