Delivered December 1, 2019. Contributor: Joseph M.
To to an analysis of the private equity and venture capital industries. Information to be provided includes number of companies, amount of capital available for investment, the industries invested in, and growth rates of each respective industry.
Private Equity (PE)
In 2018, the global private equity industry experienced an impressive increase in investment as a result of factors that included fierce competition and rising asset prices that continued to constrain deal counts.
In 2018, the number of individual transactions in the private equity industry decreased in number by 13% to 2,936 worldwide. However, the total buyout value jumped 10% to a value of $582 billion (inclusive of add-on-deals) capping the strongest five-year run in the industry’s history.
According to Investopedia, the volume of private equity deals in 2017 was $1.3 trillion and the average deal size in this year was $157 million.
According to Investopedia, key players within the global private equity industry include Apollo Global Management LLC, Blackstone Group LP, Carlyle Group, KKR & Company LP, Ares Management LP, Oaktree Capital Management LP, Fortress Investment Group LLC, Bain Capital LLC, TPG Capital LP, and Ardian.