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Pitchbook reports “During the first six months of 2020, private equity deal value in the US was down nearly 20% from the first half of last year, a stark sign of how the pandemic has transformed the industry landscape. Firms have sought to back out of some deals and passed on others, shifting their focus away from traditional buyouts and toward add-ons, PIPE deals and other strategies. 

The changes extend into every nook and cranny of the PE industry, including exits and fundraising. Key takeaways include median buyout size has declined in 2020 for the first time in five years.” 

What does this mean for business owners? It may be a good time to go to market if you are in the $1M-$5M EBITDA range.  

If you would like to learn about the current level of acquisition activity in your space, contact CRI Capital Advisors. info@criadv or  334.386.5240