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

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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.