Regional private equity outlook: navigating headwinds
According to Mergermarket data, the US buyout market generated 837 deals worth US$86bn in Q1 of 2023, down 11% and 2.8% from Q4 2022 respectively, amidst a backdrop of continued inflationary pressures, a higher interest rate environment and market volatility. A lack of exits has also made fundraising more challenging. Despite this, private equity firms are still looking to deploy US$2tn of dry powder, and historically, economic downturns have shown to offer some of the best PE vintages and best returns. How can GPs tap into these bright spots? Our panel of seasoned GPs and advisors will unpack the coming months ahead and discuss fundraising, valuations, investing trends, exits and more.
- Macroeconomic outlook: Amidst ongoing public market and geopolitical volatility, where are the pockets of opportunity in private equity, and what is driving deal flow locally and regionally?
- Buyouts- large cap vs middle-market – is the latter picking up speed?
- Will take privates and increased consolidation continue, and what other trends have been emerging?
- Will exit challenges remain in 2024, and what is the outlook for the year ahead?
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