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PE exits reach five-year high
  1. Private equity exit values reached a five year high
  2. Exit volumes increased 31 percent from 2013 to 2014
  3. Buyout volume was up 14 percent from 2013
Private equity firms took full advantage of the US M&A rebound in 2014, seizing the opportunity to exit more portfolio companies than at any time since the bottom of the market in 2009. Private equity investors sold 962 companies worth US$261.8 billion last year, an increase of 31 percent in volume and 70 percent in value compared to the 735 exits worth US$153.6 billion secured in 2013. Indeed, exit values were five times higher in 2014 than they were in 2009.
HEADLINES
  1. Private equity exit values reached a five year high
  2. Exit volumes increased 31 percent from 2013 to 2014
  3. Buyout volume was up 14 percent from 2013
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