We wish we could tell you something fascinating about what happened to the private equity industry in 2012. But it was just not that kind of year. Private equity deal volume was flat compared with 2011. New funds continued to be raised at a modest pace. There were no particularly interesting new developments in the deal market.
However, private equity, despite the challenges facing the industry and the harsh spotlight put on it by the presidential campaign, continued to thrive. This post looks back on some of the trends that we saw in the industry in 2012 and some predictions as to what awaits it in 2013 and beyond.
Trends in 2012
Some of the trends that we saw in the private equity industry in 2012 included: