Private Equity Partner Discusses PE Landscape in Financier Worldwide
Private equity partner Daniel Evans (New York) was featured in Financier Worldwide discussing the private equity landscape over the past 12 to 18 months, fund raising activity, and trends that can be expected over the next few months. The article was published as part of Financier Worldwide’s April 2016 Roundtable.
Reflecting on the private equity market over the last 12 to 18 months, Mr. Evans said, “Concerns about China and energy prices, combined with liquidity issues in the financing markets, have combined to slow deal activity, but the first two appear to have abated. The liquidity issues in the financing markets will resolve themselves, probably sooner than most people think.”
On trends in the coming months, Mr. Evans expects that “we will continue to see firms use imagination as they seek to deploy capital in a crowded market with difficult financing conditions. Some firms will – and should – take advantage of limited financing to transact now at more attractive multiples and refinance in a better environment. … Absent a significant external shock, we should see deal activity rebound in the second quarter and be robust for the balance of 2016.”