CY 2019 was another excellent year for private equity investments as deal value touched to an all-time high of $34 billion. This was attributed to 68 deals which received more than $100 mn funding and out of this, 5 deals were a part of the billion-dollar deal value club.
The year was sluggish for M&A deals as it recorded a 5-year low in terms of number of deals. It witnessed a decline of 9% in terms of volume and a decline of a whopping 54% in terms of value on a Y-o-Y basis.
Equity Capital Market (ECM) deals also witnessed a steep decline of 73% in terms of number of deals, while deal value witnessed an increase of 46% on a Y-o-Y basis. In fact, this year’s number of deals is lowest in the last 5 years. The year recorded 50 deals amounting to $10.98 million.
The quantum of funds launched this year was down by 40%. The targeted capital also witnessed a slump of 32% on a Y-o-Y basis. The targeted capital of the newly launched funds of 2019 was $9.35 billion as against the $13.69 billion of 2018.
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