The latest data from Preqin confirm that PE exits climbed in the second quarter of this year, to reach the highest quarterly value since Q2 2011. It was the second strongest quarter for private equity-backed exits since 2006.The aggregate value was USD 92 billion, the highest level since USD 128 billion was achieved in Q2 2011.
Dealflow was less spectacular in the second quarter, says Preqin, with 606 deals announced globally totaling USD 62 billion, compared to the last quarter when 678 deals in valued at USD 86 billion were achieved. The value of North American buyouts took a hard drop, decreasing by more than half from the previous quarter as Asian deals hitting their lowest total value since Q3 2008. European is showing signs of a slight recovery measured by aggregate deal value. (Image source: Preqin)