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US Deal Flow Hits Speed Bump in Q1 2015

PitchBook 2Q 2015 Private Equity Breakdown reveals US deal volume declines 26% in Q1 2015 following historic highs in 2014.

US dealmaking slowed down in Q1 2015 following historically high US deal volumes and values for 2014, according to PitchBook 2Q 2015 Private Equity Breakdown report, produced with Merrill Corporation. US investors raised the least quarterly funds in five years in Q1 2015, though $1 billion-plus vehicles boosted the total capital raised to $38 billion. Learn how high valuations and unsustainable purchase multiples could make investors more selective, resulting in a continued deal flow slowdown. However, the PE outlook is aided by healthy US exits, which reached $64.6 billion in Q1 2015. Find out why experts predict elevated multiples to continue through 2015, and track investment patterns by deal type, sector and US region.

What's covered:

  • Investments tracked by size, industry and US region
  • Exits overview by year, type and size
  • Fundraising overview by quarter and fund size
  • League tables ranking investors, advisors, lenders and legal firms for Q1 2015 US private equity deals

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