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US PE Middle Market Report

1Q 2017

US PE Middle Market Report

April 15, 2017

The 1Q 2017 US PE Middle Market Report examines private equity investment in the US middle market as it progressed throughout last year. Ongoing pricing pressures from substantial sums of dry powder on top of competition led to a resurgence in buyouts of larger middle-market companies in the US in the first quarter of 2017, while other PE sponsors cautiously took advantage of ameliorated market conditions to debut more middle-market companies on public exchanges than in several quarters. Sponsored by Madison Capital Funding and developed in partnership with ACG, the report also covers PE exit and fundraising activity to provide a comprehensive overview of PE activity in all segments of the middle market.

Report Highlights Include: 

  • Analysis of varying shifts in investment across the US middle market by year, quarter and segment
  • An examination of how middle-market investment in early 2017 favored the IT sector
  • Datasets on middle-market fundraising and exits
  • 1Q 2017 middle-market league tables*

Note: These league tables were updated due to misclassification of a transaction on 4/18/2017.