Private Equity Firms – Net Exiters
Over the past 12 months, private equity firms have been net acquirers of companies, making about 2.5 platform investments for every 1 platform exit. This significant growth in portfolio company ownership is buoyed by more private equity firms in the market and larger funds with more committed capital than ever before.
Contrary to this trend, 245 private equity firms in our database have taken advantage of the recent high valuations (relative to historical standards) and have become net exiters of portfolio companies over the last 12 months. Collectively, these 245 private equity firms exited 492 platform investments and only acquired 137 new platform companies – a ratio of 3.6 exits for every investment.