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June 01, 2020 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Aged Private Equity Portfolio Companies – June 2020

The median holding period for private equity portfolio companies is currently 4.8 years, as reported in our recently updated portfolio company holding periods study.

Given this, it is reasonable to assume that portfolio companies held five years or longer might be good candidates/prospects for an exit.

Our M&A Research Database currently shows 218 portfolio companies that will reach the 5-year holding period milestone in the month of June, 2020. A few sample companies are presented below.

April 09, 2020 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity Investments in Infectious Disease-Related Companies

With the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are suffering economic consequences beyond their control. However, certain industries might experience an increase in demand. Of particular interest, are companies specializing in infectious diseases.

Using data pulled from the PrivateEquityInfo M&A Research Database, I have listed private equity investments in companies working specifically within the area of infectious diseases.

April 01, 2020 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

M&A Market Pulse Survey Results

We surveyed private equity firms, investment banks and mezzanine lenders to get a pulse on the overall market sentiment surrounding M&A. We wanted to solicit the wisdom-of-the-crowd to report on current conditions and to capture what industry participants collectively think about likely future outcomes.

300 M&A professionals representing 267 unique firms completed the survey that was open for 24 hours – 78% from M&A investment banks and 10% from private equity firms.

March 28, 2020 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

CARES Act Summary

I started reading the CARES Act and making some notes along the way. 880 pages later, I realized I had accidentally created a 175-point list of where exactly the $2.2 trillion is going.

I don’t normally link to my personal blog, but many of our readers at Private Equity Info will likely have an interest in my comprehensive summary of the CARES Act.

March 23, 2020 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity Firms with Good Timing

In a previous data study titled “Smart, Contrarian Private Equity Firms”, I wrote about private equity firms with prescient timing during the last recession… those that exited at the peak, just before the last recession, and those PE firms that acquired new portfolio companies at the lower valuations of 2009-2010.

Today, we’ll look at private equity firms that exited portfolio companies in January and February (and a few in the first part of March) of 2020, just prior to the onslaught of the Coronavirus. Here are those firms: