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US PE Breakdown

3Q 2017

US PE Breakdown

October 11, 2017

The 3Q 2017 US Private Equity Breakdown, sponsored by Merrill Corporation and co-sponsored by Twin Brook Capital Partners, Murray Devine and BKD, analyzes the current status of each phase of the US PE cycle, from investing to fundraising. Record levels of capital commitments persist even though dealmakers have pulled back, with deal volume down by more than 10% relative to the first three quarters of 2016. In turn, pricing pressures remain, likely exacerbated by competition for viable targets for PE buyout shops. Looking ahead, general partners may feel even more pressure from limited partners to put the massive hoard of committed capital to work.

Report Highlights Include: 

  • PE deal flow by sector and size
  • Analysis of transaction multiples
  • Metrics on exit and fundraising activity
  • Tables highlighting select transactions and most active investors in 3Q