Time flies for private equity firms. Sponsors are facing mounting pressure to get deals done more quickly, says Christian Bullitt of LLR Partners. As a result, dealmakers may have noticed a change of pace in the way transactions are finalized throughout 2014. LLR, a Philadelphia-based firm that closed its fourth fund with $950 million in committed capital earlier this year, is feeling the rush. Speed is a factor, Bullitt adds, predicting that 2015 will see even higher prices and more atypical behavior on the part of rival dealmakers than ever before. (See video below.)

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