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Last week, PitchBook published its 2H 2014 U.S. PE Middle Market Report, a comprehensive examination of 1H 2014 PE investment in the U.S. middle market that analyzed the space segment by segment, exploring fundraising, exit activity and much more across industries and quarters. The video above breaks down the top five highlights of the report; they are also represented visually below:
The first six months of 2014 were the best six months for PE middle market investment since the financial crisis.
83% of all buyout activity in the U.S. took place in the middle market.
One of the most noticeable trends with regard to sectors has been the uptick in B2B investment by PE firms.
Another noticeable trend has been the increase in core middle market activity.
Limited partners continue to be interested in middle market funds, particularly those in the lower middle market.