Global Private Equity Deal Value Slips In March, Q1

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According to a new data analysis from S&P Global Market Intelligence, private equity deals worldwide declined 17.5% in March to $92.85 billion from $112.57 billion during the same month a year ago. A total of 2,106 deals were announced during the month, a 7.4% year-over-year decrease from 2,274 transactions in March 2021.

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Global Private Equity Deal Value Slips

Key highlights from the analysis include:

  • The total transaction value for the first quarter was $239.41 billion, down 17.5% year over year from $290.32 billion.
  • The number of deals climbed to 6,299 deals from 5,856 transactions seen in the same period in 2021.
  • The U.S. and Canada accounted for most of the deals in March with 742 transactions at an aggregate valuation of $51.04 billion. Asia-Pacific came in second with 704 deals totaling $24.02 billion, followed by Europe, which saw 495 deals with a combined value of $15.41 billion.
  • The technology, media and telecommunications sector continued to receive the most capital from investors during the month, bringing in $33.37 billion in total transaction value, although it was down slightly from the $34.66 billion recorded in the year-ago period.

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