In Buyouts, Private Equity Partner Discusses the 2019 Q1 Deal Market

In The News
April 17, 2019

Private equity partner Bob Rivollier was quoted in a Buyouts article published on April 12 that examines the Q1 deal market. The article explores how the market has shifted as a result of December volatility in the markets, sponsor sensitivity to rising valuations and greater emphasis on recession-proofing portfolios.

Mr. Rivollier explains how the deal volume in Q1 2019 has benefited from deals that were not completed in the fourth quarter 2018 due to the volatile debt and public markets. He notes that when sponsors think about how their portfolio companies can withstand a recession, one of the avenues is to invest in value-creation opportunities such as new hires, compliance tools, technology upgrades and R&D.