Preqin’s latest report says that North American contributed strongly to a global dealflow transaction volume that reached a post-Lehman high in 2012. Globally, Preqin recorded 2,866 buyout deals, valued at USD 254.6 billion.
It is close to the 2011 level of activity, and a 14% increase in the number of buyout deals in 2010. According to Anna Strumillo, Manager Buyout and Venture Capital Deals at preqin, North America witnessed a strong 2012, recording a post-2008 high for the year of 1,590 buyout deals valued at an aggregate USD 152.3bn. She also said that European deal levels remained low in 2012.
However, the USD 24.5bn of European deals announced during Q4 2012 is a 76% increase from the previous quarter, an encouraging indicator for 2013.