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Back to blog April 25, 2022 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Top Industries of Stated Interest for PE Firms

The single best metric of a private equity firm’s appetite for a particular industry is the constitution of their portfolio – investments they have already made. For this, we produce a monthly PE Industry Trends report, based on completed private equity deals.

We also summarized the Top 10 Industries for PE Platform Investments in 2021, based on deals closed.

While Manufacturing & Distribution was the most sought after industry among PE firms (by stated industry of interest) in 2021, Software deals actually topped the list of completed deals.

The 2nd best metric of PE industries of interest is their stated industries of interest.

The chart below shows the stated industries of interest for private equity collectively in 2022. Again, Manufacturing & Distribution tops the list.

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