Eric Smith

Middle market private equity M&A continued at a record pace in Q3, notching more than 2,000 deals with an aggregate value of $297 billion. With more than 6,000 deals completed YTD this officially marks an all-time high.

Middle Market PE Trends Q2 2021

The M&A market continued its record setting year as Q2 2021 climbed to a historic finish for deal making. The second quarter recorded the second highest deal activity in a decade, a continuation of strong deal momentum post-pandemic.

Deal activity appears to have stabilized after an unprecedented 2020, when many buyers paused acquisition strategies due to macroeconomic uncertainty. The global M&A market has rebounded at an extraordinary pace, including a record-setting Q4, signaling an outsized deal environment moving into 2021.

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