Platform or Add-on: How is US buyout activity shaping up for 2016?

Posted By: Karen Fisman

What trends are surfacing in an environment characterized by lofty valuations, slow organic earnings growth and ample corporate cash balances and investor “dry powder”?

Pitchbook’s recent report, US PE Breakdown 3Q 2016 reveals 2016 YTD results that do not surprise.  Investors are reaching down-market, targeting smaller, less expensive add-ons to mitigate the inflated valuations of larger, platform acquisitions.  Add-ons represented a whopping 64% of buyout activity for the first 9 months of 2016, the highest level recorded in a decade.

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