Private equity deal activity started off the first half of 2011 on a tear, fueled largely by portfolio company add-ons and sponsor to sponsor transactions. Yet, the skinny $4.2 Billion of total deals in September (see below) highlighted the lull the second half brought. If global debt markets stabilize and the nearly $1 Trillion of dry powder finds homes, 2012 could be more fruitful.
The below infographic, courtesy of our friends at Accordion Partners, paints a picture of 2011 and highlights what needs to happen for an uptick in deal activity in 2012.
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