McGladrey & Pullen, LLC has published its Quarterly Private Equity Deal Flow Profile for the Consumer Products and Services (B2C) 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 profile highlights the following trends:
Deal-making and capital investment were both down significantly in 1Q 2012 from 1Q 2011, though interest remains piqued in the B2C industry and several deals are in the pipeline for 2012.
While the total amount of invested capital is down, median buyout sizes have ballooned since the post-bubble crash, rising from $30 million in 2009 to $143 million so far in 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.