Global private equity investments hit a 12-month low, according to a report.
S&P Global Market Intelligence says in April 2023, private equity “plunged,” with deal value sinking by a whopping 66.8% year over year to $27.05 billion from $81.57 billion a year ago. Private equity is down across all regions.
The number of deals tanked by 40.5% to 843 from 1416.
The total number of deals from January 1 to April 30, 2023, was 3,842 entries recorded compared to 6,468 deals in the same period a year ago.
Total transaction value through April 30 was $148.13 billion, down 53.9% year over year from $321.08 billion.
The US and Canada reported deal value of $11.44 billion across 258 transactions in April. Europe followed with 224 deals totaling $7.32 billion, then Asia-Pacific, with deal value of $5 billion from 326 deals.
The technology, media, and telecommunications sector attracted the most private equity capital at $10.90 billion, down 72.6% compared with April 2022.
The healthcare sector raised $4.12 billion in April, down from $9.09 billion collected a year ago.
The financial services raised $3.81 billion, experiencing the largest decline falling 69.8% year over year to $16 million.