Global Private Equity Outlook 2020

15 October 2019

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Growing concerns about the state of politics in major markets as well as fears over a potential recession are the biggest challenges currently facing the private equity industry. Amid this volatile environment, innovative strategies are becoming commonplace as the industry is being forced to adapt to an overabundance of capital.

In order to understand how the current PE market continues to evolve, global law firm Dechert LLP commissioned Mergermarket to survey 100 senior private equity executives from across the globe for their insights.

Key findings include:

  • Nearly half of respondents (48%) said they plan to diversify their asset class exposure without a doubt over the next 12-24 months, and another third (32%) said they will most likely do so.
  • The top-cited fundraising challenge among respondents was the trend of large LPs concentrating their investment relationships to a smaller number of funds (27%).
  • There are high expectations for carve-outs, with the majority of respondents in our survey anticipating an increase in the number of such deals.