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July 06, 2022 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Why Inflation Feels Higher Than Reported

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for May 2022 showed 8.6% inflation over May 2021. But when we go shopping, buy groceries, and fill up the gas tank, it feels like more than the reported value… because it is.

I recently posted an analysis on the underlying CPI data on my personal blog. Someone suggested the PrivateEquityInfo.com audience would also appreciate the content and insights. Consequently, here’s a link to my CPI analysis from my personal blog…

WHY INFLATION FEELS LIKE IT’S MORE THAN REPORTED

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
May 12, 2022 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity Investments in HVAC Companies

Private equity acquisitions of Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) companies have accelerated in recent years as PE firms employ an industry roll-up and consolidation strategy in this traditionally fragmented space.

Our M&A Research Database shows 673 historical PE investments in HVAC companies, including:

  • 379 platform acquisitions since 2010 (see graph below)
  • 55 platform acquisitions in 2021 alone.
Private Equity Investing in HVAC Companies

There are currently 233 active PE portfolio companies in the HVAC space (and 440 exits).