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Crystal Ball Report


Crystal Ball Report

December 18, 2015

Crystal Ball Report
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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