US Private Equity Brief and Analysis Q1 2019


PE Deal Values Increase as Number of Deals Decreases
Submitted by Acuris, a partner of the M&A Leadership Council 


Mergermarket, an Acuris company, has released its US PE Data Brief and Analysis for the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19). Take a look at the report HERE and don’t forget to review the charts breaking down the activity by sector, value, year-to-year analysis, etc. 

A few key findings include:

  • 1Q19 saw US PE activity increase by value from the previous quarter, with significantly fewer deals. California and Texas led the 50 states in the number of buyouts, with 56 and 38 deals announced, respectively
  • Overall, the US saw 277 buyout transactions worth USD 49.3bn announced during 1Q19 - an increase of 23% by value from the previous quarter (346 deals worth a combined USD 40bn in 4Q18)
  • Buyouts in the Technology sector rose by value, with over USD 21bn in buyouts announced in the first quarter, despite deal count falling from the same period last year. There were 87 deals in 1Q18 compared to 67 deals in 1Q19. The acquisition of Ultimate Software Group by a consortium led by Hellman & Friedman and Blackstone for USD 11.8bn drove activity in the sector