Record multiples in PE deals

BVWireIssue #187-2
April 11, 2018

M&A valuations
mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity, multiple

The “2018 Private Equity Valuations Report” examines trends in financial sponsor-led transactions and highlights how private equity investors are adjusting to record deal multiples. The report, from Murray Devine Valuation Advisors, says that, while U.S. private equity deal volume leveled off last year (falling to levels not seen since 2013), valuation for private equity deals advanced considerably. “The median multiple of 12.9x EBITDA easily surpassed 2016 levels and also exceeded the previous high of 10x EBITDA set in 2006,” says the report. To read the full report, click here (filled-out form required).
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