2016 Global Private Equity Investment Activity

14 March 2017

According to Mergermarket data, private equity remained stable with regard to value as well as number of recorded transactions within the last three years.

Some key trends for 2016:

  • Buyouts increased 2.7% by value, while exits decreased by 6% compared to previous years.
  • TMT was a dominating sector with a 24.5% global buyout market share, and energy being the most popular sub-sector among PE investors in 2016.
  • North America led the region with 40.7% total buyout value.
  • Europe recorded the largest number of transactions, falling behind North America with 29.8% market share by value.