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Who’s investing where? Private equity deal activity in the business & consumer services industry decreased by 8% in Q1 2023

In value terms, private equity deal activity increased by 12% in Q1 2023 compared with the previous quarter’s total of $2.6bn and fell by 90% as compared to Q1 2022. Related deal volume decreased by 8% in Q1 2023 versus the previous quarter and was 30% lower than in Q1 2022.

Notably, foreign direct investments (fdi)-related deals accounted for a 20% share of the global business & consumer services industry’s private equity deal activity in Q1 2023, up 25% over the previous quarter.

The top-ranked financial advisors supporting these private equity deals in Q1 2023 were Houlihan Lokey; PricewaterhouseCoopers International; Rothschild & Co with 7, 4, 4 deals respectively.

The top-ranked legal advisors supporting these private equity deals in Q1 2023 were Kirkland & Ellis; Jones Day; Squire Patton Boggs (US) with 11, 6, 3 deals respectively.

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GlobalData, the leading provider of industry intelligence, provided the underlying data, research, and analysis used to produce this article.

GlobalData’s Deals Database tracks global deal activity, including mergers, acquisitions, capital raising, strategic alliances, and licensing agreements. Proprietary analysis is used to group deals into key thematic areas and granular sectors across the world’s largest industries.

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Deal type includes Buyouts and Direct Investments done by Private Equity firms.

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