Record-breaking Exits for Buyout in 2014


January 15, 2015

It’s confirmed, last year the total value of exits for PE industry players hit USD428bn, higher than any year previously, and up significantly from the USD330bn of exits in 2013. Full-year distributions for 2013 by buyout fund managers hit a record USD226bn. As of the end of June 2014, the latest data available from Preqin, buyout funds had already returned USD224bn to investors, meaning 2014 is set to be a record year, says Preqin PE expert analyst Christopher Elvin in Hedgeweek. The largest exit of the year was the Alliance/Boots transaction at USD 15 bn, which benefited Ardian, Canadian Pension Plan and KKR, according to the report.

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