Tom Moskal February 24, 2015
Our recently released 1H 2015 Global PE Exits and Company Inventory uses the PitchBook Platform to uncover notable trends involving PE-backed company inventory, the most active industries for selling and much more. To catch the main highlights of the report, feel free to take 90 seconds to watch the video above or survey the visual recaps below.
PE sellers completed no fewer than 1,800 exits in 2014 through secondary buyouts, IPOs and corporate buys alone, reaping about half a trillion dollars combined, a 58% increase from 2013.
The investment-to-exit ratio has dropped to a decade-low 2.3x.
A record 165 IPOs were sponsored by PE backers last year, raising a massive $92 billion.
B2B had a banner year, hitting a decade high of 630 exits, while the capital invested in the industry roughly doubled from 2013 to reach over $128 billion.
The global inventory of PE-backed companies increased by the smallest amount since the turn of the millennium, with the U.S. portion in particular appearing to plateau.