2Q 2012 McGladrey’s Private Equity Deal Flow Profile: Business Products and Services
May 02, 2012
McGladrey & Pullen, LLC has published its Quarterly Private Equity Deal Flow Profile for the Business Products and Services (B2B) industry. Powered by PitchBook, the report offers a full representation of U.S. private equity deal activity, exits and performance in the industry with a focus on trends from the first quarter of 2012.
The 2Q 2012 B2B Deal Flow Profile highlights the following trends:
The B2B industry experienced a significant slowdown in 1Q 2012 with 105 completed deals, though the value of those deals remained high, totaling $20.3 billion in capital investment.
Add-on investments represented 41 percent of all buyout activity in 1Q 2012, the same proportion as in 1Q 2011 and 4Q 2011. These bolt-on deals should remain a major component of B2B deal flow throughout 2012.
A total of 41 exits were completed in 1Q 2012, a 32 percent increase from 1Q 2011. Activity was strongest in commercial products, which accounted for more than half of all B2B exits.