Preqin Quarterly Update: Private Equity, Q3 2015
Q3 2015 has seen some notable dips in levels of global private equity activity, but also some pockets of significant growth. A total of 178 private equity funds reached final close in Q3 2015 which is the lowest number since the start of 2006. However, in terms of aggregate capital collected, Q3 2015 was the most successful quarter so far in 2015, with $137bn secured. The buyout deals landscape experienced an increase in the number of transactions but a decrease in aggregate value this quarter. In contrast, there has been a small drop in the number of venture capital financings announced globally but the aggregate value, at $42bn, is nearly double the total value of venture capital financings at the same point last year and represents the highest quarterly figure recorded in the period since 2007.