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Back to blog September 27, 2017 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity Holding Periods Trending Down

Holding periods for PE-owned portfolio companies correlate with macro-economic events – lengthening during recessionary periods and shortening during growth & recovery years.

The most recent data from www.PrivateEquityInfo.com shows median portfolio holding periods continue their slight downward trend as private equity firms capitalize on higher valuations.

Private Equity Holding Periods

  • Current = 5.0 years, (2017 YTD)
  • Peak = 5.7 years, (2014)
  • Low = 3.0 years, (early 2000’s dot com boom… although it went down to 3.5 years in 2008 as well)