Merrill Senior Director Richard A. Martin, Jr. Shares Views on Private Equity in Tech Sector

Jan 20, 2017

During 2016, the technology sector saw more investments from private equity firms than any other time in the past 15 years. A new report released by PitchBook reveals that 567 deals worth nearly $160 billion were completed last year. This is in contrast to a decline in overall PE activity, attributed to an expensive market and lack of quality acquisition targets.

Other highlights of the article include:

  • A look at deal value against the number of deals closed
  • US PE-backed exit activity
  • Martin’s look ahead at a potential return to normalcy

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