Report: 2005 Outstanding Year For Private Equity

Braunschweig, Carolina
January 2006
Investment Management Weekly;1/23/2006, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p4
The article reports that investment in private equity in the U.S. has reached $111.4 billion in 2005 according to data released on January 17, 2006 by industry researcher Thomson Venture Economics and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). Some of the factors that contribute to the surge in buyout activity include the increasing number of institutional investors and the 17 megafund that hit the market in 2005. According to NVCA president Mark Heesen, fundraising discipline prevailed on the venture capital side in 2005.


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