In Q2 2019, US private equity (PE) deal activity rebounded after a slow Q1, as the leveraged loan market recovered and market uncertainty that adversely impacted Q1 eased.
As the US enters the longest period of economic expansion in the country’s history, concerns loom about a potential recession and the impact to PE deals activity. We believe that the consistent delivery of long term performance that outpaces traditional markets and high investor demand for the private equity asset class will mitigate the impact of broader economic headwinds on PE deal activity.
“Record amounts of dry powder and continued high demand for new deals is putting added pressure on the investment hypothesis. This is requiring greater focus on detailed analyses to drive value or spot risks. Those who can successfully harness the power of data analytics will be at an advantage over those who approach data as they have in the past."
Private Equity Leader, PwC US
Private Equity Assurance Leader, PwC US
Private Equity Tax Leader, PwC US
Private Equity Advisory Leader, PwC US