U.S. Private Equity – Reaching Further Geographically
U.S. private equity firms, on average, acquire approximately 75% of their portfolio companies outside their home state (up from 64% in 2010).
Reviewing historical data from our Research Database, there appears to be a gradual trend of PE firms increasingly investing further from home. I would speculate this correlates to an increase in fund sizes, permitting the financial buyers to acquire larger portfolio companies, thus justifying a larger geographic reach.