February 16, 2012
Private Equity Leverage Improves In 2011
Private equity funds were able to borrow more easily to finance acquisitions in 2011. Across all size categories, debt leverage increased. Total Debt/EBITDA increased from 3.0 in 2010, to 3.3 in 2011. This also marks the second straight year of increases for all transactions under $100 million.