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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).

March 18, 2021 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity Investments in Supplements Companies

Food supplement businesses are attracting attention from private equity investors. PE firms have already made six platform investments in the supplement space in 2021.

In fact, our M&A Research Database shows 180 supplement businesses currently held as portfolio companies of private equity firms.

The “supplements” category represents a diverse range of businesses. The 180 private equity owned supplements companies include: