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US PE Middle Market Report

3Q 2018

US PE Middle Market Report

October 24, 2018

The US PE Middle Market Report offers an update on private equity investment into the US middle market, which, as of this quarter, is verging upon record-breaking total deal value, poised to surpass $400 billion for the first time.

Through 3Q 2018, the US PE middle market saw:
  • $311.7 billion total deal value (12.7% YoY increase) across 2,171 deals
  • $134.4 billion total exit value (11.8% YoY decrease) across 609 exits
  • $88.1 billion total capital raised (19.5% YoY increase) across 99 funds

This edition, sponsored by Antares Capital, features a Q&A with Michael Chirillo and Tyler Lindblad in which they discuss evolving credit markets following the global financial crisis and macroeconomic factors impacting middle market growth prospects.