Private Equity — Holding Steady, Readying a Growth Stage

After a lackluster first half, private equity broke out stronger in the third quarter, fueled largely by corporate America’s shedding of some large, non-core assets. Expect this trend to continue in the months ahead, with most deals in the middle market range of $50 million to $500 million. That is one of the insights to come out of a discussion between Philip Bass, global private equity markets leader at Ernst & Young LLP, and Stephen M. Sammut, a senior fellow and lecturer at Wharton, featured in this Knowledge@Wharton podcast. “Overall, the financing is there, the capital is there,” says Bass. “We do need a pick-up in the overall M&A market, and if we get that pick up, we’d expect private equity pick up as well.”

Citing Knowledge@Wharton


For Personal use:

Please use the following citations to quote for personal use:


"Private Equity — Holding Steady, Readying a Growth Stage." Knowledge@Wharton. The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 02 November, 2012. Web. 22 June, 2021 <https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/ernst-young-private-equity-holding-steady-readying-a-growth-stage/>


Private Equity — Holding Steady, Readying a Growth Stage. Knowledge@Wharton (2012, November 02). Retrieved from https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/ernst-young-private-equity-holding-steady-readying-a-growth-stage/


"Private Equity — Holding Steady, Readying a Growth Stage" Knowledge@Wharton, November 02, 2012,
accessed June 22, 2021. https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/ernst-young-private-equity-holding-steady-readying-a-growth-stage/

For Educational/Business use:

Please contact us for repurposing articles, podcasts, or videos using our content licensing contact form.