McGladrey is partnering with PitchBook to provide quarterly private equity deal flow reports specifically designed for four key industries: business products and services, consumer products, health care and technology. These industries were chosen for their relevance and importance to the private equity market.
The reports profile trends for each industry in private equity investing, exits and fundraising.
Third Quarter 2013
Business Products and Services Private equity deal-making in the business products and services (B2B) industry continued to decelerate in Q2 2013, with PE firms completing just 95 deals totaling $11.0 billion. These are some of the lowest quarterly totals seen in the last decade.
Consumer Products and Services Deal-making in consumer products and services slowed to a trickle in the first half of 2013. Private equity firms executed just 64 deals during Q2, which is the lowest quarterly total in well more than a decade. Capital invested appears strong at $31.2 billion, but once you take into consideration the $23.2 billion buyout of Heinz, the numbers look much less rosy.
Health Care Private equity investment in the health care industry was disappointing in Q2 2013 no matter how you slice it, with only $4.1 billion of investment across 37 transactions. In fact, Q2 2013 proved to be the slowest quarter for deal flow since Q3 2009.
Information Technology Bucking the trend of the broader private equity industry, information technology (IT) was the sole industry to see an uptick in deal-making from Q1 to Q2 2013. PE firms invested $12.5 billion across 65 deals in Q2, which is comparable to the quarterly activity over the last two years.