Here are highlights from our PE coverage this week:
• Private equity investment in the U.S. middle market is coming off a record year, and while activity hasn’t slowed this year by count, capital invested in 3Q was down noticeably on a quarterly and yearly basis. We explore what’s driving that decline, covering investment by segment, region and sector in our latest U.S. PE Middle Market Report. Click here to get free access. PitchBook clients can access the report in the reports library of our platform; premium newsletter subscribers were emailed a copy.
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• Who are the most active PE investors in education and training? We highlighted the sector in our latest Top Investor Tuesday: click here to see the leaders. PitchBook Platform users can access the full list here.
• 2015 is likely to close a record year in terms of total M&A in North America and Europe. Yet sponsor-backed activity slowed quite considerably last quarter, registering its lowest completed deal count since 3Q 2013. Click here to read more.