PitchBook presents the first-ever Crystal Ball Report, drawing from the PitchBook Platform and a survey of prominent industry professionals to provide an overview of what’s in store for private equity dealmakers in 2016. Sponsored by R.R. Donnelley, the report covers a wide span of key topics, ranging from planned fundraising to sources of debt financing.
Highlights of this report include:
- Deal volume is likely to decline, attributable in part to increased volatility and sustained high valuations
- Access to debt financing will begin to narrow in some cases, with lenders growing more cautious
- The vast majority of respondents indicated they were planning to raise funds, with distressed investing popular in particular