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February 28, 2019 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity Portfolio Trends – Software & SaaS

I previously wrote about the trend of declining private equity investments in manufacturing and the subsequent increase in investments in Healthcare & Pharma and Technology companies, (as a percentage of the total number of platform portfolio companies acquired). To conclude this series that explains the shift in investment focus from manufacturing to other sectors, the graphs below also show a significant increase in private equity investments in Software and Software as a Service (SaaS) companies.

As a percentage of the total platform investments made by private equity firms, software has doubled, from ~5% of deals to nearly 10%.

Private Equity Investment Trends in Software Companies

February 25, 2019 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity Portfolio Trends – Technology

I previously wrote about the trend of declining private equity investments in manufacturing and increasing investments in Healthcare & Pharma companies, (as a percentage of the total number of platform portfolio companies acquired). As a continuation of this analysis, the chart below shows a similar upward trend for private equity investments in Technology companies… now equal to the level we saw in 2000, at the peak of the first dot.com bubble.

Private Equity Investment Trends in Technology Companies

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February 20, 2019 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity Portfolio Trends – Healthcare and Pharma

I previously wrote about the trend of declining private equity investments in manufacturing companies, (as a percentage of the total number of platform portfolio companies acquired). So, where is the focus shifting? The next few blog posts will aim to answer this question by looking at investment trends in different sectors.

This post is about private equity firms investment trends in Healthcare & Pharmaceutical companies.

The chart below shows PE platform investments in healthcare companies steadily increasing. Private Equity Investments into Healthcare Companies

February 13, 2019 3 Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity Portfolio Trends – Manufacturing

Private equity portfolio company data from Private Equity Info shows clear trends of how private equity firms invest in certain industries over time. The graph below shows the investment trend for manufacturing, from 1990 through 2018.

Private equity investments in manufacturing companies, as a percentage of the total number of platform portfolio companies acquired, continues to decline.

Private Equity Trends in Manufacturing

January 27, 2019 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity Fund Raising Trends

2018 showed a record number of new private equity funds raised. This continues the upward trajectory in terms of the number of new funds each year.

# of new investment funds

NOTE – venture capital funds continued to increase in quantity as well while hedge funds have remained fairly constant.

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