Trends in Middle Market Private Equity

Investment Banking

June 2017 — By Carolyn Mathis

With persistently low interest rates and public equity market indices hitting record highs, investors have increasingly turned to private equity funds in their search for returns. In this low-return environment, private equity funds have enjoyed unprecedented fundraising success, accelerating the decades-long surge in private equity assets and new fund formation.

As these funds have matured the market has become more efficient causing these firms to compete by doing more with less. In our report, Three Trends in Middle Market Private Equity, we’ve identified the three most prevalent trends that private equity firms are adopting in response to this very competitive and challenging environment.