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December 01, 2021 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

International Private Equity Investing in U.S. Companies

Historically, 5% to 8% of U.S. private equity platform acquisitions are made by PE firms outside the U.S.

2019 was the peak for this metric at 7.8%. That is, in 2019, 187 U.S.-based companies were acquired as new platform investments by international PE firms. (Add-on investments include a much larger number of acquisitions by international PE firms.)

The most targeted sectors by international private equity firms in 2021 were: Software, Healthcare, Technology, Data Analytics, and Food & Beverage (in that order).

November 09, 2021 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

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November 04, 2021 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity – Acquisition Criteria Metrics 2021

We have previously reported that private equity, as an industry, is moving down market, increasingly investing in smaller deals.

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While the migration down market was a trend, this seems to have stabilized, with little change in the last three years. That said, with the previous push down market, there’s now a long tail to the distribution of companies of interest to private equity firms.

So, how small of a company will PE firms still consider for a platform investment?