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US PE Breakdown

2Q 2019

US PE Breakdown

July 11, 2019

The 2Q 2019 US PE Breakdown picks up after 1Q's lull in PE activity. The second quarter of the year was much livelier in terms of dealmaking, putting 2019 back on pace with last year, as well as in terms of fundraising activity, which appears set to top 2018 with $100 billion raised in the first half of the year. 1H 2019 exit figures aren't quite level with 2018's first two quarters, but a slew of outsized PE-backed IPOs buoyed exit value in 2Q. This edition of our flagship US PE report spotlights GP stakes as the strategy develops a track record of high cash-on-cash yields and offers LPs another alternative investment route beyond the conventional buyout fund.

This report was sponsored by Tree Line Capital Partners.