Trends in Minority Investments -
The Trend for Minority Investments by Private Equity Sponsors -
Although the established model of majority or control investment continues to constitute the majority of private equity investment activity, it has become increasingly common for sponsors to participate in transactions by making co-investments alongside other investors or by making minority or non-control investments into businesses where existing shareholders retain an overall majority or a significant holding. 98% of PE firms surveyed by Mergermarket last year indicated that they had made minority investments and of those firms, 85% said that the level to which their firm targeted minority investments (or retention of a minority stake when exiting from a portfolio company investment) had remained consistent or increased over the last 12 to 24 months.
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