A&M is closely following 2017 private equity trends across the industry spectrum. By the looks of reports like this PitchBook analysis, U.S. private equity may be poised for more acquisitions and a reflection of a healthy robust economy.
For the past decade, one year stood clear above the rest as a high-water mark for private equity fundraising. US investors closed 308 PE vehicles in 2007 with a staggering $267 billion in total commitments, figures that have long stood as a testament to the heady days of optimism before the financial crisis began to unfold in earnest the next year. Through six months of 2017, though, according to our 2Q 2017 US PE Breakdown, US private equity firms are on pace to challenge (or even exceed) the prodigious fundraising figures recorded 10 years ago: