As the year winds down, dealmakers naturally reflect on the past year and what’s to come in the New Year. For dealmakers 2017 was a very strong year. Private equity firms raised more than $200 billion globally by December and by the end of the third quarter the U.S. middle market had completed $233 billion in deals, according to PitchBook third quarter Data.
Going into 2018 there doesn’t seem to be any signs of the busy marketplace slowing down. Here’s a look at five trends that will either continue or start to grab hold in 2018.