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Deals and Exits Snapshot for July 2016


July 2016

The number of private equity exits in July decreased year over year, but capital exited increased—a reflection of a continued sellers’ market. We can’t remember many other time periods when sellers with quality assets have been in such an envious position to push multiples even higher given the lack of quality deals available in today’s market. Deal count and capital invested in July told a very similar story—fewer deals year over year, but a 30% increase in capital invested. July’s transaction numbers indicate that private equity investors are enjoying the benefits when selling, but paying premiums when buying and they are buying very selectively.
 
Even though some market conditions have minimally improved, we can’t say that investor confidence has given both domestic and global uncertainty. Investors continue to proceed with caution; carefully weighing the risks and rewards of each deal before committing. Private equity firms are placing no less emphasis on acquisition activities, but are pursuing additional strategies to streamline and improve operations. Achieving growth in a relatively no-growth environment continues to challenge most firms. Those that think differently relative to people, communications, processes, and technology will certainly rise to the top. 
 

For more information, please contact Jeremy Swan, a CohnReznick Principal and National Director of the Firm’s Private Equity and Venture Capital Industry Practice, at jeremy.swan@cohnreznick.com or 646-625-5716.


This has been prepared for information purposes and general guidance only and does not constitute professional advice. You should not act upon the information contained in this publication without obtaining specific professional advice. No representation or warranty (express or implied) is made as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this publication, and CohnReznick LLP, its members, employees and agents accept no liability, and disclaim all responsibility, for the consequences of you or anyone else acting, or refraining to act, in reliance on the information contained in this publication or for any decision based on it.

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