Private equity value bounces back after a two-month decline
Global private equity value rallied in May after falling two months in a row, as figures from ZEPHYR rose 8 per cent from USD 18,464 million to USD 19,931 million. There was also an increase in the volume of transactions, up 7 per cent from 312 to 333. Although value compared less well with that of a year ago, when USD 31,478 million was recorded, it did at least stem the downward movement.
Six private equity deals surpassed USD 1,000 million in value, the highest among them the USD 2,000 million takeover of Collective Brands by Wolverine World Wide, Golden Gate Capital and Blum Capital Partners.
All but one of these were buyouts, the exception being a funding round for Texas-based oil exploration company Venari Resources by Warburg Pincus, Jordan Company, Temasek Holdings and Kelso & Company, valued at up to USD 1,125 million.