PitchBook has published its 2012 Private Equity Company Inventory Report. Powered by the PitchBook Platform, the report draws on the thousands of individual company profiles in the Platform to provide a comprehensive analysis of the 6,238 U.S. companies currently owned by private equity firms.
For private equity firms and corporate strategics alike, this group of companies provides a rich source of quality deals, as all of these companies sooner or later will need to be sold by their owners. For PE firms looking for liquidity opportunities it is important to know what other companies might be in the market or likely to soon be in the market. In order to obtain a comprehensive view of the current inventory, this report examines PE-backed companies by investment year, deal size, industry and geography. Paired with the PitchBook Platform, the report provides an unparalleled ability to target both of these opportunities in an extremely detailed manner.