PE exits at $85 b in Q2

According to research firm Preqin, 201 PE-backed exits have occurred so far in the second quarter of the 2011 calender year, with an aggregate exit transaction size of US$85 billion.
This is 5 per cent higher than the record level reached during the fourth quarter of 2010, when 325 exits with a total value of USD 81.3 billion were announced.

The January-March quarter of 2011 saw exits worth US$77.3 billion, 10 per cent lower than the US$85 billion worth of exits seen so far in the second quarter.

In terms of regions, Europe accounted for most of the exit deal value, followed by North America and Asia. In Asia, exits worth US$3.4 billion have taken place in Q2, 2011, till date. The report said Asia exit value is likely to match the US$5.2 billion level seen in Q1, 2011.

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