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Blackstone’s $2.5 bln exit of La Quinta hotels leads in value
U.S.-based PE-backed M&A: 132 Q2 deals, $24.5 bln
Consumer lead by count, 15.9 percent of all exits
Private equity M&A exit activity took a dive, both in value and deal count, from 2018’s opening quarter. A lot of uncertainty remains in the market as firms sail through the murky waters of regulatory ambiguity and a possible downturn. ...