Global PE witnessed a resurgence in Q4 2010
with more exits than any previous period, as revealed by Preqin, the PE
watchdog. There were approximately 265 exits in the quarter worth $71.8bn while
593 new PE deals worth $64.2bn were announced. The exit value of $71.8bn is
almost equal to the value for whole of 2009. Emerging markets also saw an
increase of 39% in deal activity over Q3, with 66 deals valued at $8.6bn.