The PE landscape last year was more active than ever, as dealmakers took full advantage of highly accessible financing and a massive hoard of dry powder to close on more buyouts than ever before—over 5,000.
In the 2018 Annual US PE Breakdown, our analysts unpack what lies beneath these record levels, particularly in light of how pricey transactions have become. The report breaks down multiple datasets, highlighting:
Deal flow by EV/EBITDA multiples and size buckets
The growth in GP stakes investing and how PE firms are refreshing their arsenal of strategies
The significance of the gentle slide in exit volume last year