The Q3 report, “This Train Keeps Rolling,” breaks down private equity activity in 2018 between deal size and sector. While valuations remain near historic highs, multiples have come down slightly in all but the small-market. Still, debt markets and considerable sums of dry powder available to private equity investors have allowed sponsors to pay a considerable premium over strategic acquirers as of the end of Q3.
The report includes data on the median valuations paid by U.S. private equity firms as of the end of Q3, as well as debt multiples and M&A multiples broken down by deal size and by certain sectors.
Murray Devine Valuation Advisors, headquartered in Philadelphia, provides financial opinions, financial and portfolio valuations and related valuation advisory services for leading private equity firms, business development companies (BDCs), private debt and hedge funds, commercial banks and corporations throughout the USA.
The Report can be downloaded here.