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April 2016: Private Equity Digest

April 19, 2016 Download PDF

In this edition of the Paul, Weiss Private Equity Digest, we take a look at the possibly revived PIPEs market and discuss key considerations for private equity investors looking to put capital to work in this space.

In market news:

  • In private equity fundraising news, U.S. private equity fundraising continued its upward trend in March to $25.4 billion, the second-highest amount of capital raised in the trailing twelve months. The number of funds that closed also continued to climb, from 24 in February to 31 in March.
  • With respect to U.S. sponsor-backed exits, both the total value and number of such transactions continued to show weakness in March (falling from $17.4 billion in February to $10.2 billion in March, and from, 73 exits in February to 55 exits in March).
  • March also saw a decrease in dollar volume in sponsor-related M&A activity both in the United States (from $33.8 billion in February to $15.9 billion in March) and globally (from $62.7 billion in February to $41.9 billion in March January) and a decrease in the number of such deals (from 156 U.S. sponsor-related deals in February to 122 in March; and 363 global sponsor-related deals in February to 292 in March).

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