My recent Capital Ideas article focused on private equity funds and why they just might be a perfect partner for a private business owner. After reading a recent quarterly report from Pitchbook, a research company that collects information on Private Equity Firms and deals, the time to either sell or partner up with private equity may just be now.
According to the report, there is roughly $485 billion in unspent capital sitting on the sidelines and this money must be spent before any new significant fundraising will occur. Positive trends continue in rising valuations, availability of debt financing and economic recovery in general, which likely will translate into increased deal flow into 2011.
posted by David Sinyard