2019 Global Private Equity Outlook

February 05, 2019

Global private equity market continues its ascent. Buoyant leveraged global buyout activity is being sustained generally by a combination of low interest rates, extended economic growth, and supportive credit markets. In 2018 we saw the largest number of private equity backed buy-out deals in the past 10 years – over 5,100. Dry Powder in 2018 amassed a total of US$1.14 trillion and high levels are expected to continue, with no imminent slowdown. The total capital committed to the funds that closed over the last 12 months fell by 28% to US$358.25 billion in 2018. Despite this, there is certainly cause for optimism on the fundraising front especially given the inherently cyclical nature of the private equity market.

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