Bain & Company's Global Private Equity Report 2016Bain & Company's Global Private Equity Report 2016

Bain's Global Private Equity Report 2016 offers a comprehensive view of the challenges that private equity investors face following a decade of volatility and change, as well as what it will take to succeed in 2016. In 2015, private equity turned in another surprisingly solid year against the backdrop of a global economic slowdown, increased volatility in public equity markets and feverish competition that drove investment multiples to new highs. While private equity saw the best environment for fund-raising since the precrash boom, deal count and values were up only modestly from what they had been several years ago.

As PE enters 2016, the shadow of interest-rate increases in some markets and the risk of recession loom as tricky hurdles that investors need to anticipate and include in their deal-making calculus. More than ever, PE firms with finely tuned strategies and repeatable value-creation models will prosper.

Bain's Global Private Equity Report 2016 outlines key takeaways from the past year and examines what investors can do to create value across their portfolios throughout 2016.