Fifth Annual Private Equity Study

April 2014

Despite a robust year of returns in 2013, private equity executives anticipate they will face a year of moderate deal activity, marked by challenges in terms of pricing and identifying quality targets, according to BDO's fifth annual PErspective Private Equity Study. The Study examined the opinions of more than 100 senior executives at private equity firms across the U.S. with $30 million to $70 billion in AUM, and analyzed their sentiment on future capital deployment, investment opportunities and hiring at the fund and operating company level.