A blog from Private Equity Info (PEI) identifies those private equity (PE) firms that exited portfolio companies during the first two months of the year and the early part of March — i.e., before the novel coronavirus began to greatly impact the United States. It was on February 29 that a patient infected with COVID-19 in Washington state died, marking the first death due to the virus in the United States. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency that day, with many states following in the days after.

As the March 23 blog notes, seven PE firms had two exits during this time:

  • Carlyle Group
  • FSN Capital
  • Graycliff Partners
  • HIG Capital
  • Summit Partners
  • Victoria Capital Partners
  • WindRose Health Investors

PEI also identified 80 PE firms with one exit to date.

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