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Private Equity Market- Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

  • ID: 4986981
  • Report
  • February 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 120 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
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The Global Private Equity market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of approximately 11% during the forecast period. Private equity buyouts reached an all-time peak of 5,106 deals globally, with an aggregate value of USD 456 billion in 2018. With this record buyout activity at historically high valuations. The pace of activity overcame various macro challenges to Private Equity deal-making, including competition from strategic acquirers, high-multiple valuations and, in the fourth quarter, rising interest rates and disruption in the high-yield and leveraged loan markets. The vast majority of the capital was raised in the United States. In Canada, the industry which attracted the most private equity deals was industrial and manufacturing in 2018. The second-largest region for private equity in Asia, where 90 billion USD was raised by private equity companies in 2018. The value of private equity assets under management has risen steadily in the region since 2010. In 2018, the average private equity deal amounted to 144 million USD Large deals, especially a spate of very large carve-out transactions, helped boost deal value in North America by 22% in 2018 and North America focused funds dominated fund-raising, with 126 funds securing USD 82 billion. Private equity funds across the globe collectively raised USD 121 billion of capital in the third quarter of 2018 ending September (Q3). 10 largest private equity funds in the market, six are Asia-focused, while four are North America-focused.

Key Market Trends

Increase in Private Equity Deals Across the Globe:

Many of the larger transactions depended upon strategic partnerships. Blackstone, for example, partnered with Thomson Reuters to carve out its financial and risk business into a USD 20 billion strategic venture owned 55% by Blackstone and its co-investors and 45% by Thomson Reuters. The Blackstone Group and Bpifrance each managed 17 buyout private equity transactions. Private equity investment in India for the first nine months of the year stood at USD 12.8 billion. The deal flow in 2019 has been good with each successive quarter being better than the preceding one. The creation of Perspecta, which combined the U.S. public sector business of DXC Technologies with Vencore and KeyPoint Solutions, General Dynamics' acquisition of CSRA. At USD 9.7 billion, it is the large single deal of the year. Veritas’s acquisition of PwC’s public sector business to create a Guide house.

SPAC (Special Purpose Acquisition Companies) IPO market continues to see large private equity backed sponsor groups:

Increasing volatility and uncertainty in the IPO market is driving private equity to special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) Private equity firms are taking advantage of the boom in blank-check companies, forming their own special purpose acquisition vehicles as well as using them as exit routes. SPACs raised about USD 9.76 billion through IPOs in 2018, an increase from the USD 9.09 billion raised in 2017 and up significantly from the USD 3.38 billion and USD 2.18 billion raised in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Year-to-date through mid-February 2019, SPACs have raised about USD1.08 billion in 2019. As the number of blank-check companies being set up has increased, so too has private equity's participation with the segment, Private equity firms have set up blank-check companies. Irving Place Capital completed the sale of Universal Hospital Services, or UHS, to a blank-check company in a deal that gave the combined company an enterprise value of USD 1.74 billion. Further, several private equity portfolio companies Onex Corp. and Baring Private Equity Asia's Clarivate Analytics (US) LLC, and Corsair Capital LLC's Repay Holdings LLC have agreed to merge with SPACs.

Competitive Landscape

The report covers the major players operating in the Global Private Equity market. In 2018, Genstar Capital was the largest private equity investor worldwide with 88 deals. It was another banner year for private equity, financial buyers put more of their stockpiles of dry powder to work. Despite an uncertain geopolitical and market backdrop, both the number of buyouts and total buyout value reached a new high since the post-financial crisis.

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1.1 Study Deliverables
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Scope of the Study




4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.3 Market Restraints
4.4 Porters 5 Force Analysis
4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


5.1 By Investments
5.1.1 Large Cap
5.1.2 Upper Middle Market
5.1.3 Lower Middle Market
5.1.4 Real Estate
5.2 Geography
5.2.1 North America US Canada Mexico Rest of NA
5.2.2 Europe Germany UK France Russia Spain Rest of NA
5.2.3 Asia Pacific India China Japan Rest of AP
5.2.4 South America Brazil Argentina
5.2.5 Middle East UAE Saudi Arabia Rest


6.1 Vendor Market Share
6.2 Mergers & Acquisitions
6.3 Company Profiles
6.3.1 Advent International
6.3.2 Apollo Global Management
6.3.3 Blackstone
6.3.4 Carlyle
6.3.5 CVC Capital Partners
6.3.6 EnCap Investments
6.3.7 KKR
6.3.8 Neuberger Berman
6.3.9 TPG Capital
6.3.10 Warburg Pincus

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  • Advent International
  • Apollo Global Management
  • Blackstone
  • Carlyle
  • CVC Capital Partners
  • EnCap Investments
  • KKR
  • Neuberger Berman
  • TPG Capital
  • Warburg Pincus
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