2016 Global Private Equity Investment Activity

14 March 2017 - 10:18 am UTC

According to Mergermarket data, private equity remained stable with regard to value as well as number of recorded transactions within the last three years. Some key trends for 2016:
  • Buyouts increased 2.7% by value, while exits decreased by 6% compared to previous years.
  • TMT was a dominating sector with a 24.5% global buyout market share, and energy being the most popular sub-sector among PE investors in 2016.
  • North America led the region with 40.7% total buyout value.
  • Europe recorded the largest number of transactions, falling behind North America with 29.8% market share by value.