Private equity kicked off 2023 on a sour note as many had to write down valuations as exits — either via IPO or M&A — slowed considerably. That trend was in play much of the year as returns were seen as a drag on the performance of pension fund private market portfolios. Fundraising has slowed as well, with continuation and secondary offerings dominating the second half of the year.
Venture capital has seen increased interest by investors even as Silicon Valley came to terms with the high profile SVB collapse in March and its impact on the startup community.
What follows here is our round-up of the most read private equity stories last year. The ranking is in descending order, meaning that the most popular item is at the bottom.