Pitchbook Decade Report: What does the last 10 years of PE investing tell us about the next decade?

From the Pitchbook Private Equity Decade Report:

Below are a few particularly interesting data points from this report that highlight some of the decade’s key private equity investment themes:
• The decade saw 17,361 private equity deals totaling $1.73 trillion of invested capital
• Lower middle-market companies accounted for 81% of the decade’s deal flow
• The median private equity investment multiple peaked at 11.5x in 2008
• The average time between investments dropped from six months in 2002 to 2½ months in 2007
• Add-on deals accounted for 46% of PE buyouts by the end of the decade• Texas saw more PE deals and invested capital than any other state• Business Products and Services was the top industry for PE activity


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