Private equity activity down 1.8 per cent YoY, says Bloomberg League Tables

Global private equity activity decreased by 1.8 per cent year-on-year to USD550.6 billion in transactions, according to Bloomberg’s final Q2 2019 league table reports, which represent market leaders across a broad range of deal types, including M&A, Equities, loans and bonds transactions over the last quarter.

However, the United States continued to be the most acquisitive country in H1 2019, accounting for 45.5 per cent of the global private equity volume. The acquisition of GLP Pte Ltd's Urban infilllogistic assets by Blackstone Group for USD18.7 billion was the largest private equity deal in the region.

Private equity activity for EMEA-based targets meanwhile reached a volume of USD205.5 billion in H1 2019, representing a 17.3 per cent increase from the same period last year.

Bloomberg's official league table rankings are published quarterly on a cumulative basis, based on transaction value.

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