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Private Equity Is Starting 2020 With More Cash Than Ever Before

Private Equity Is Starting 2020 With More Cash Than Ever Before

While cash assets are at an all-time high, fundraising has ticked down since the 2017 peak

  • January 02, 2020
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Bloomberg

Private Equity Is Starting 2020 With More Cash Than Ever Before

There was about $450 billion worth of PE deals in 2019 and firms are ready to pounce in 2020, armed with a record level of cash.

“We’ve been through a peak in fundraising,” said Graham Elton, a partner with Bain & Company. “Those who will suffer are the ones at the wrong end of the performance spectrum.”

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