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Investment outlook

Looking ahead: Opportunity in middle market private equity

Jason W. Strife
Senior Managing Director, Head of Junior Capital and Private Equity Solutions
Glass skyscrapers reflect a blue sky and clouds

After a decade with interest rates near zero, investors are now pivoting from a world of abundant capital to a tightening market for financing. With worries of recession, rising rates, inflation, geopolitical conflict and more, private equity managers in the U.S. middle market are bracing for continued macroeconomic uncertainty in 2023.

Our private equity teams have developed a strategy to navigate the year ahead and we anticipate greater use of equity co-investment to right-size transactions. In our many discussions with U.S. middle market private equity sponsors (GPs) and fellow investors (LPs), we identified the questions top of mind for all.

Five Questions for 2023:

Private capital can play an important role in portfolio construction as it helps create new exposures within a traditional portfolio while also increasing overall return potential.

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