A 17-Chart Breakdown Of The US PE Industry

In the PitchBook 1Q 2017 US PE Breakdown, our analysts sift through datasets covering deals, exits, fundraising and more to provide a comprehensive picture of the US private equity industry. Below are 17 charts from the report for a snapshot of the coverage:

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An expensive market contributes to declining activity

Michael Zimmerman’s Prentice Capital is having a strong year

business manPrentice Capital was up 15.3% net last month, bringing its year-to-date gain to 49.4% net. Prentice touted its ability to preserve capital during market downturns like the first quarter of this year and the fourth quarter of 2018. Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Background of Prentice Capital The fund utilizes a low Read More

Add-ons show no sign of slowing

Software has grown more popular as of late

Larger deals on the way back


Exit opportunities remain a question mark

Median exit size persisting at high level

Previous exit trends by sector remain


The fundraising cycle continuing strong

Not easy raising a first-time fund

But targets are being hit at a record proportion

To get all the charts from the report, along with our analysis on the trends, download the free 1Q 2017 US PE Breakdown!

Article by Kyle Stanford, PitchBook