1Q 2012 McGladrey’s Private Equity Deal Flow Profile: Information Technology
January 31, 2012
McGladrey is proud to present the Q1 2012 Quarterly Private Equity Deal Flow Profile for the information technology
(IT) industry. Powered by PitchBook, the report provides a representation of U.S. private equity deal activity, performance and trends for the industry.
From deal flow and investment totals to exit activity and all the areas in-between, private equity investors were very
active in the information technology industry last year. While the second half of the year’s deal flow was weaker than
the first half, PE investors overcame the challenges to register the third best year on record for private equity deal
flow in the IT industry. On top of that, 2011 marked the third straight year-over-year increase in capital investment
from the lows set in 2008, during the financial crisis. It was the same story for exits. With the 61 completed, PE rms
notched the third most active year for IT exits ever.