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September 2015 Private Equity Digest

September 18, 2015 download PDF

In this edition of the Paul, Weiss Private Equity Digest, we look at the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and provide a "Top Ten" list to help dealmakers navigate through recent trends and common pitfalls.

In market news, August saw an increase in dollar volume in both U.S. sponsor-related M&A activity (from $35.2 billion in July to $46.6 billion in August) and global sponsor-related M&A activity (from $76.3 billion in July to $97.3 billion in August), but a decrease in the number of such deals (from 206 U.S. sponsor-related deals in July to 190 in August; and 447 global sponsor-related deals in July to 339 in August). The total value of U.S. sponsor-backed exits showed strong gains in August (from $15.6 billion in July to $42.7 billion) and the total number of such exits also increased although by a smaller percentage (from 64 in July to 74 in August).

In private equity fundraising news, following a significant increase in July to $28.8 billion - the second highest dollar raise in the past twelve months - U.S. private equity fundraising cooled down in August to $15.2 billion. The number of funds that closed stayed relatively flat, with 29 funds closing in August as compared to 28 funds closing in July.

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