Presented in collaboration with Latham & Watkins, PitchBook has published its inaugural 2012 Middle Market Report, an in-depth look at the critical role the middle market (deals valued between $25M and $1B) has played in shaping private equity activity since 2000.
The 2012 Middle Market Report notes the following trends:
• Since 2000, the middle market has attracted $2.1 trillion in invested capital, totaling 12,500 deals.
• The middle market is responsible for approximately two-thirds of all PE activity between 2000 and 2012.
• In 2011, the middle market attracted 74% of all PE capital invested, 64% of all completed PE deals, and 85% of all PE exits.