The PitchBook 2Q 2016 US Private Equity Breakdown Report provides a review of all U.S. private equity investment, exits and fundraising activity in the first quarter of 2016.
The report uncovers some interesting statistics and useful insight to help plan for financial endeavors in the remainder of 2016:
PE sponsors deployed nearly $135 billion last quarter across 719 completed transactions, representing (quarter-over-quarter) QoQ drops of 18% and near 14%, respectively.
The first half of 2016 saw over $298 billion worth of deals close, representing a 12% decline relative to the back half of 2015 and a slight increase over the same period last year.
Deals between $25M and $100M accounted for over 25% of all activity in 1H 2016, the highest proportion since 2012