PE Pulse: Five takeaways from 1Q21

In this episode, Pete Witte, EY Global Private Equity Lead Analyst, explores the key themes and market dynamics from Q1 2021 that are top of mind for PE investors.

Related topics Private equity

The PE Pulse is a quarterly report and corresponding podcast miniseries that provides analysis and insights on private equity market activity and trends.

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Five takeaways from 1Q21

  1. The first quarter of 2021 was a blockbuster quarter for PE deals, and in fact was the highest of any quarter in the past decade.
  2. Technology gained maximum traction during the COVID-19 pandemic and remains a powerful thesis.
  3. The SPAC market expanded at an unprecedented rate during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  4. Holding periods could increase as a result of the pandemic, although IPO exits rebounded strongly in 1Q.
  5. Finding the right target at the right price remains a challenge in an uncertain market.

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Episode 27

Duration 09m 22s

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PE Pulse: Five takeaways from 1Q21

In this episode, Pete Witte, EY Global Private Equity Lead Analyst, explores the key themes and market dynamics from Q1 2021 that are top of mind for PE investors.
Podcast

Episode 27

Duration
09m 22s

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Episode 25

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Duration
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Episode 23

Duration
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Episode 22

Duration
15m 00s

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Episode 21

Duration
15m 00s

Presenters

Andres Saenz

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Winna Brown

EY Americas Financial Accounting Advisory Services Private Equity Leader

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In this episode, our speakers explore the novelties, complexities and key trends shaping the software deal landscape.
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Episode 20

Duration
28m 08s

Presenters

Winna Brown

EY Americas Financial Accounting Advisory Services Private Equity Leader