Behind the Curtain
The top 10 buyers offer a peek into their strategies.
Just like in 2016, nine of the top 10 buyers in 2017 were backed by private equity—with one public brokerage rounding out the group. There has been a significant increase in private-equity backed buyer activity during the past 10-plus years—PE represented just 7% of deal activity in 2007. Each buyer has a unique approach to acquisitions. We asked them to share a bit of their strategy.