Chart of the week: Consumer, high tech lead closed deals in 2017

Consumer products and services drove deal activity through June 1 as the most active sector. The sector is responsible for 140 (17 percent) of the 832 closed private-equity-backed deals during the time frame. High technology isn’t far behind, with 137 deals (17 percent). The two sectors are set to beat their totals last year if they maintain their current deal paces.

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