Private equity firms prevented from capital deployment due to conditions

Limited capability was felt most accurately in the UK

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67% of private equity firms said recent conditions have prevented capital deployment

67% of private equity firms said recent conditions have prevented capital deployment

Over two-thirds, or 67%, of private equity firms have cited market conditions over the last year as a key barrier to deploying capital, according to a new market report from Gallagher, although 57% said the out-turn over the period was either better than expected or exactly as expected.

The report, which surveyed 150 private equity firms across the US, UK and Asia, also revealed this was significantly down compared to findings in last year's survey, in which 88% of firms said the out-turn was in line with their expectations. Limited capital capability was felt most acutely in the UK, with 72% of firms revealing conditions prevented capital deployment, compared to 62% of firms in Singapore, where it was least acute, possibly reflecting the harsher effects of the pandemic across Europe. HNW investors' demand driving private equity growth The number of firms that f...

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