The Mint article quotes Venture Intelligence data on buyout deals in 2016. Increasing amount of dollars flowing into buyout deals has been one of the larger trends seen in 2016:
Buyouts showed strong momentum in the first six months of 2016, with the total number of deals and deal value at 14 and $2.44 billion, respectively, data from private equity (PE) and venture capital database Venture Intelligence show. Buyout deal value more than doubled from $1.14 billion in the same period last year.
The top buyout deals of the first half of 2016 included Blackstone Group LP’s $1.1 billion acquisition of a majority stake in listed IT firm Mphasis Ltd, Kedaara Capital and Swiss private equity (PE) firm Partners Group’s purchase of mortgage lender AU Financiers for around $140 million and Abraaj Group’s $221 million deal to buy Care Hospitals.From the Venture Intelligence PE/VC Deals Database: The year end figure for 2016 for buyout deals stand at 27 deals worth $4.3 Billion compared to 25 deals worth $3.1 Billion in 2015.