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PE sector set for new era of ‘consolidation’, says Partners Group CEO

The private markets industry could see its number of active players reduce drastically from around 11,000 to less than 100 over the next decade, according to a report by the Financial Times, quoting an interview with David Layton, CEO of global private markets firm Partners Group.

In the interview, Layton predicted that elevated interest rates, funding challenges, and rising regulatory costs would drive a “new phase of maturation and consolidation”.

“It is really only the large players that can withstand the forces reshaping the private markets industry,” he said. “We could see the current 11,000 or so industry participants shrink to as few as 100 next-generation platforms that matter over the next decade.”


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