This edition of US PE Breakdown highlights sustained and healthy PE activity. The third quarter of the year keeps 2019 on pace with 2018 in terms of deal activity. Fundraising activity was prolific in the quarter, approaching $200 billion raised YTD. The largest-ever buyout fund and tech-focused buyout fund closed in the quarter, buoying fundraising figures. Exits have dropped off as the IPO market continues to run hot and cold and corporates rebuff the elevated prices PE firms are expecting. This edition of our flagship US PE report, which is co-sponsored by Twin Brook Capital Partners, also spotlights mega-fund performance and delves into how these colossal funds compare to smaller funds across IRRs and cash multiples.