BDO Perspective Eighth Annual Private Equity Study

11 May 2017

2016 proved to be a challenging year for the private equity (PE) industry as market instability and political uncertainty took hold worldwide. According to PitchBook, total global PE deal value fell by 12 percent from 2015 levels, while deal volume declined 14 percent—a result of stiff competition from strategic buyers, ballooning valuations and a lack of promising targets as PE dry powder continued to amass