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January 06, 2019 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

PE Portfolio Company Holding Periods – Updated

I periodically update the private equity portfolio company holding periods study to track this trend over time. In both March and August 2018, I reported a slight downward trend in portfolio company holding durations. That trend continues with this update, although more steeply downward.

Now accounting for all 2018 exits tracked, the holding period has continued to decline. For 2018 exits, the median holding periods is 4.7 years, down from 5.0 years for 2017 exits.

The chart below shows the median holding period for the portfolio company exits each year.

Private Equity holding Periods

November 30, 2018 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity Investing in Nursing Homes & Home Health Care

Private equity ownership in nursing homes, elderly care and home health care has been in the news lately. This prompted me to probe our private equity database to explore PE ownership in the elderly care industry.

There are 101 current private equity platform portfolio companies in the elderly care sector. About a third of these were acquired in the last 3 years.

September 25, 2018 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

U.S. Private Equity Firms Investing in South & Central America

In the past 12 months, we’ve had more customer inquiries about U.S. private equity firms investing in Latin America. Our database at www.PrivateEquityInfo.com currently shows 87 U.S.-based PE firms with current portfolio company investments in South & Central America (I excluded Mexico for this study… which would have added another 22 PE firms).

Of these portfolio company investments, 90% are concentrated in just 7 countries. More than half are in Brazil.