Worldwide, the PE industry acquired an average of only 2.1 companies for every one exit during 1H 2014, one of the lowest ratios on record. Beginning in 2010, the investment-to-exit ratio began to decline dramatically, from 4.1x in 2009 to almost half that in our most recent reading.
If you are having trouble viewing the map or are unable to see the hovers showing county investment totals, we recommend making sure you have the most recent version of your browser installed, or using IE 8 (or later) or Chrome. Feel free to browse the above interactive graphic containing U.S. PE deal counts by county for…
With the first half of the year at a close, PitchBook recently released its 2H 2014 U.S. PE & VC Fundraising and Capital Overhang Report. The report examines PE and VC fundraising activity and trends, as well as the current amount of dry powder and other stats. In today’s video, PitchBook TV takes a look at…
Jay Rose, a member of StepStone Group’s board of directors and the firm’s Executive and Investment Committees, took some time to discuss U.S. fundraising with us as part of the release of our 2H 2014 Fundraising and Overhang Report, which publishes Thursday. Topics include PE fundraising, the funds-of-funds landscape, and StepStone’s first Brazilian office, which opened earlier this year.
PitchBook recently released its 3Q 2014 European Private Equity Breakdown report, which includes data and analysis on European deal flow, exit activity and fundraising activity. Adley Bowden, senior director of Analysis, provides insight into recent trends in the European buyout, growth and venture capital spaces, as well as a few must-know highlights and stats from 2Q.
John G. Martin, president and CEO of GE Antares Capital, lent us some of his valuable time to talk about the U.S. middle-market lending environment, as well as his firm’s Access GE Program, which hosted several private equity clients in Brazil recently. One of the founding partners of Antares Capital, Mr. Martin oversees a $10 billion portfolio of acquisition loans and investments. Click on to hear his thoughts.
There has been no better time for VC-backed companies to go public than in the last year and a half, as public market indexes have reached all-time highs and valuations (both public and private) have been soaring in recent quarters. But cracks have emerged. Find out here how fewer biotech registrations will effect overall VC-backed IPOs.
In the end, it’s all about the exit. When a VC firm invests in a company, it’s looking down the road to see where it can reap the best possible exit multiple; and lately, more and more VC firms have found PE to be their way out. To continue reading about the trend, click on.
For you entrepreneurs plus everyone else out there with an interest in the Internet of Things and home automation space, Microsoft and American Family Insurance have partners to create a new accelerator focused on home automation. Click on for more details.
With the recent release of our 3Q 2014 U.S. Venture Industry Report, we’ve gathered some of the top U.S. venture capital stats and trends from 2Q. Here’s a look at a few of those highlights: U.S. Venture investment jumped to $16.4 billion in the second quarter. Venture investments over the $25 million mark continue to increase. The…
A few weeks ago, we took a look at how demographics will affect the healthcare industry and how PE and VC firms may be changing investment strategies as a result. But apart from healthcare, what other sectors will benefit directly from aging consumers? Click to find out.