The 3Q 2018 US PE Breakdown speaks to a bustling quarter of private equity activity. The first three quarters of 2018 saw $508.8 billion
(3.4% YTD increase) deal value across 3,501 deals, $280.2 billion
(4.8% YTD increase) exit value across 752 exits, and $121.4 billion
(31.3% YTD decrease) raised across 143 funds. This edition touches on recent trends such as PE firms reaching with increasing frequency for insurance assets and a germinating partiality toward growth equity investing. It also expounds on data showcasing the efficacy of club deals despite the strategy falling out of favor as of late.