Chart of the Week: Software’s the king sector among unicorns

The software sector fittingly accounts for nearly half of all the private equity-backed unicorn deals completed in the past four years. Of the 190 unicorns (startups valued at $1 billion or more) caught by PE firms, 91 (47.9 percent) were software companies, 22 (11.6 percent) fell into consumer goods and commercial services ranked third with 15 (7.9 percent).

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