28 MAY 2024

Private equity inflection point

“I believe that private equity has reached an inflection point in 2024.”

In this episode of The Insight, Rob Pulford, head of the Financial and Strategic Investors Group in the Americas, discusses the “unique moment in time” for the private equity industry, which is poised to catalyze opportunity across both M&A and the capital markets. With over $1.2 trillion of private equity dry powder, a looming debt maturity wall, and a $3 trillion backlog of portfolio companies, Rob suggests, “It's not a question of if, it's just a question of when.”

As the backlog begins to unwind, we’ll start to see material increases in both sponsor IPO activity and sponsor M&A, Pulford notes.

To learn about the role financial sponsors our poised to play in 2024 and beyond, download our latest report, Private Equity Inflection Point.  

Source: Preqin as of 3/28/2024