U.S. PE deals slide again; fundraising hits $115B in 1H 2016
July 14, 2016
The more things change, the more they remain the same?
In the U.S., private equity activity slid again between 1Q and 2Q 2016, recording a decline of 14% in volume and 18% in value. At the same time, and in the face of significant levels of dry powder, fundraising remained strong. According to our 2Q 2016 U.S. PE Breakdown, $115 billion was raised across 138 U.S. vehicles in the first half of the year.
Taken together, these numbers indicate a complex landscape, which the full PE Breakdown covers in depth, drawing from datasets of fundraising, exit activity and more. Developed in partnership with Merrill Corporation and co-sponsored by Murray Devine, the full report is available for free by clicking here.