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Wall Street firms handicap what's ahead for private equity

May 01, 2015 - The Deal Pipeline
Mergers and Acquisitions

The last time The Deal canvassed investment bankers about the prospects for private equity, it was 2011 and the industry was coming out of the Great Recession doldrums. We've gone back to these advisers on PE deals to get their views on what lies ahead in the next 12 months for financial sponsors.One has to wonder, however, whether the PE cycle is peaking. According to Dealogic, financial sponsor exit volume for the trailing 12 months up to March 31 was $528.9 billion, while entry volume for the...