Equity at the Ready
Private equity firms have a record $1.14 trillion in dry powder, or cash waiting to be invested, according to the annual global asset management outlook from Moody’s Investors Service.
Record Equity Deals
2018 saw the largest number of private equity backed buy-out deals in the past 10 years – over 5,100
Private Equity Outperforms Stocks
The average private equity fund appreciated 8.2 percent in 2018, while virtually all major public market indexes experienced double-digit annual declines.