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September 23, 2022 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity – August 2022 Investment Trends

While the most prolific PE investment sectors for August 2022 were Manufacturing, Healthcare, and Software, we wanted to highlight some more specialized sectors this month as well.

The trending (more specialized) private equity investment sectors for August 2022 were Advisory Platforms, Pharma-Contract Research, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics and Fintech.

Sample transactions for each category are highlighted below.

September 14, 2022 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

PE-to-PE Deals – Trends by Month

There was a time when private equity firms generally avoided acquiring portfolio companies from other private equity firms. This is no longer the case.

In fact, some PE firms operating at the lower end of the market view larger PE firms as likely exit strategies for their portfolio companies. Conversely, larger PE firms now view smaller PE investors as potential deal flow channels for new acquisitions.

The graph below shows the number of PE-to-PE deals by month, since Jan 2021.

June 30, 2022 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity Investments in Battery Companies

Private equity firms have shown an increased interest in battery companies over the past decade, with the exception of 2020, an anomaly year for all investments. Consistent with this trend, 2022 is on pace for a record year for PE firms investing in battery companies.

Our M&A Research Database shows 321 historical platform investments in battery companies, including:

  • 122 platform acquisitions since 2012 (see graph below)
  • 24 platform acquisitions in 2021 alone.
pe firms investing in battery companies