GCG’s Q3 2022 Middle Market Private Equity Update provides an overview of the latest trends in the private equity market.
Key findings include the following:
- Private equity-based deal value and deal volume in the middle-market continue to be robust. Through 3 quarters of 2022, the deal volume is on pace to barely eclipse the 2021 record year. Middle-market PE Deal values for 2022 are on pace to drop 14 percent from 2021.
- The lower end of the deal market has not been impacted as much as the upper end of the deal market and large-cap deals. Deal volume remaining robust while the overall value of the deals is down highlights the trend towards the lower end of the middle-market.
- Private equity fundraising in 2022 is set to break prior fund-raising records and be approximately 10 percent higher than last year. Unlike the deal market, the fundraising market is being led by the larger funds ($250 million and up).
- Private equity deal volume has remained consistent throughout the year and has not shown significant signs of slowing down as a result of increasing rates and economic uncertainty.
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