private equity, merger, M&A, fundraising

Market at a Glance: Fundraising climbs out of summer slump

In the past two weeks U.S.-based buyout and mezzanine fundraising picked up its summer slack and added $7.8 billion to the 2018 total, six times the previous two-week amount reported in Buyouts. Despite the surge, funding still trails its YTD 2017 total by $26 billion. Audax Private Equity led the pack, closing its sixth fund above […]

private equity, mergers, m&a

Chart of the Week: Will autumn deals see an equally strong performance?

Last year saw autumn’s highest disclosed deal volume of worldwide LBOs backed by U.S. sponsors, though it was only 3 percent higher than the volume in 2013. Fall months (September, October, November) have followed summer’s trend the past few years. If this trend carries into 2018, these months are on pace for new five-year highs. […]

private equity, merger, M&A, fundraising

Market at a Glance: Fundraising drags as summer fades

Fundraising drags along as summer slowly fades to autumn. U.S. buyout and mezzanine firms added only $1.3 billion to the 2018 fundraising total in the past few weeks. Riverside Co is largely to thank for the addition, raising about that sum itself. Its fifth microcap fund closed at $1.2 billion. The fund took less than […]

Goldman Sachs, Kirkland & Ellis, private equity, law, investment banking, mergers, M&A

Goldman Sachs, Kirkland & Ellis lead advisers through Q3 2018

Investment bank Goldman Sachs and law firm Kirkland & Ellis dominated rival advisers on completed M&A deals through the first three quarters of 2018, according to league tables from Thomson Reuters. Goldman worked on the largest number of deals across several industries, geographic locations and deals valued at up to and including $2 billion. The […]

private equity, merger, M&A, fundraising

Market at a Glance: No summer doldrums for fundraising

Summer hasn’t slowed fundraising, as U.S. buyout and mezzanine firms added $13 billion to their year-to-date total. Fundraising in 2018 has crossed the $125 billion marker. Fundraising still trails this time in 2017 by nearly $22 billion, while deal-making — more than $140 billion — exceeds last year’s comparable tally by more than $18 billion. Ridgemont Equity […]