Industry Trends

Insights about private equity trends across industries.

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CEO Turnover is Highest in PE-backed Technology Buyouts

33% of PE-backed technology buyouts in 2023 have replaced their CEOs in less than a year.

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Private Equity Firms are Getting Out of Consumer Businesses

In 2023, consumer businesses accounted for 15% of PE-backed exits in North America.

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Cybersecurity Best Practices for PE-owned Companies

Investing in cybersecurity to reduce risk during the PE holding period.

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Bleak Outlook for PE-backed Technology Exits

Tech executives should focus on creating intrinsic value and extending the runway.

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Private Equity Exits Report 2024

Private equity exits fell -27% in 2023.

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Take-Privates Will Lead to More Recruiting from Public Companies

Take-private deals reached an all-time high in 2023.

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Private Equity Firms Are Increasing Exposure to These Industries

The ratio of buyouts to exits in 2023 has risen to 43:1.

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AI Use Cases in Private Equity

40% of companies are using AI to drive cost savings in supply chain, customer service, or manufacturing.

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Healthcare Private Equity Buyouts Remain Strong Amid Pan-European Consolidation

From Q3 2013 to Q3 2023, healthcare private equity buyouts in Western Europe grew by 9.6x.

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Private Equity Keeps Buying Tech Companies — and They’re Not Selling

Private equity acquired 184 tech companies in North America last quarter and exited only 15.

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A Key Indicator That Private Equity Exits Will Heat-Up in Early-2024

North America's exit market in particular is showing signs of strength.

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Technology Accounted for One-Fourth of Buyouts in Western Europe Last Quarter

Private equity is filling the void left by more-cautious venture capital investors.