S&P Analysis: Global Private Equity Entries Slip in August Amid Inflation, Valuation Concerns



Private equity and venture capital deal value worldwide dropped in August as investors remained cautious about inflation and asset valuations.

Global private equity entries in August dipped 45.8% to $42.23 billion from $77.95 billion in the same month a year ago, S&P Global Market Intelligence shows.

Announced deals during the month declined 28.5% to 1,441 from 2,015 transactions a year ago.

Total deal value year to date was $557.95 billion, down 27.8% year over year. The number of transactions slid 4.5% to 16,225.

Yet the number and value of deals in 2022 are still strong compared to years preceding 2021, which was a record year for private equity activity.