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Back to blog July 13, 2021 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Median # of Current Portfolio Companies by Typical Deal Size

Based on acquisition criteria, we have grouped the private equity firms by the typical deal size they seek to acquire. In terms of Enterprise Value…

  • Small: $0 – $50 million
  • Mid: $50 – $250 million
  • Large: $250 – $500 million
  • Mega: $500+ million

The graph below shows the median number of current portfolio companies held for PE firms in each deal-size range.

On the whole, private equity firms seeking smaller companies, hold fewer platform investments in their portfolio, while private equity firms seeking larger companies hold more platform acquisitions in their portfolio.

In short – Smaller target size, fewer acquisitions. Larger targets, more acquisitions.

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