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Private Equity Executives Survey - Fall 2011 - Introduction

The Pulse of Private Equity - Fall 2011 

We are pleased to present the third edition of The Pulse of Private Equity which has been tracking the views of private equity executives since 2009. The Pulse of Private Equity research findings are based on input from senior private equity fund executives nationally. EisnerAmper analysis and commentary supplement these findings to bring you an update on market trends twice a year and provide a rolling outlook for future private equity activity that is right around the corner.

As in previous reports, you’ll find data on transaction and deal flow, competitive bidding, debt financing, fund activities and the fund executives’ level of portfolio company interaction. The results outline employment projections, as well as identify niche market segments as potential investment areas. New for this edition, the executives provided additional insight into their portfolio companies’ activities, and hence a view into private equity business development strategies. The report focuses on the private equity executives’ outlook for the second half of 2011 (2H 2011) and an early view of 2012. This outlook is compared to earlier periods dating back to early 2009.

While the executive summary outlines the results, we invite you to read the entire Report for additional insight. Emerging or now-established trends are noted along with our observations from the research, and we reference supporting market data. Our intent is for the Report to be of assistance when thinking about the private equity market as well as serving as a benchmark of your firm’s level of activity vs. the respondents. We hope you find this Report useful and that you’ll share your thoughts and ideas with us.

Peter J. Cogan, CPA
Partner, EisnerAmper LLP
Christopher Loiacono, CPA
Partner, EisnerAmper LLP


Fall 2011

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