Global private equity funds raise record $453 billion in 2017

The private equity funds industry globally raised a record $453 billion from investors in 2017, leaving it with more than $1 trillion to pour into companies and new business ventures, data from industry tracker Preqin. The figures underscore the extent to which large institutional investors, as well as family offices, are placing a growing portion […]

Buyout Cycle Slowly Winds Down 2016

Middle-market PE Buyout Cycle continued to decline in step with the broader PE marketplace midway through 2016. $180 billion was invested across 925 completed transactions in 1H 2016, equating to an 8.5% decline in total deal value compared to the second half 2015, and a drop of more than 14% when looking at total volume […]

Predictions for Private Equity in 2016

Considering the record $523 billion distributed by fund managers to investors over the past calendar year – nearly 10 percent above the previous high of $477 billion set in 2014 – private equity has never been healthier. These four predictions forecast sustained appeal and continued growth for private equity, but they also enumerate challenging issues […]