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…
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 previous post, Private Equity Growth Investments – by Industry, showed PE firms have distinct industry preferences for growth investments. Below are the Top 20 private equity firms for minority investments in 2021 (by # of growth investments made).
Private equity firms are more willing to make minority growth investment compared to prior years. However, based on data from our M&A Research Database, PE firms show distinct industry preferences for these growth investments.
The graph below shows the industry preferences for PE minority growth investments in 2021 only.
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.
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 reviewed our private equity database for 2021 platform acquisitions to determine the most active investment banking firms closing deals with private equity acquirers. Here are the top 10 I-banks, ranked by number of deals closed as PE platform acquisitions.