Private equity players have continued to raise capital and make deals with gusto in 2018. As 2019 begins, lawyers should keep an eye on trends such as the industry’s increasing interest in technology and a continued convergence of private equity and venture capital.
The increasing focus on tech should only grow, according to Howard Berkower. He pointed to multiple reasons, including the fact that technology businesses are progressing in terms of generating revenue and becoming cash-flow positive. Howard also noted that the rising interest in tech will further blossom as PE firms continue to bring in young, fresh talent.