PwC: Expect Dividend Recap Rise

PwC today released a study (download here) that found a majority of private equity pros expect the percentage of portfolio company dividend recaps to grow in the coming year, with most of that activity occurring in the middle-markets.

Here’s one highlight (or lowlight, depending on your perspective): “94% of respondents consider dividend recaps an important part of their liquidity strategies, and 52% consider recaps an alternative to an IPO, while 16% consider them an alternative to a strategic sale.”