Does Ownership Matter? The PE Firm Effect

Instinctively, we all believe that a company’s ownership and governance affects its performance, positively or negatively. For institutional investors investing in private...

What Drives Your Returns? Investors Want to Know

A survey recently conducted by Private Equity International (PEI) asked private equity investors what issues concerned them the most. U.S., European and Asian investors were...

Private Equity Mathematics

There now exists sophisticated quantitative methods for private equity GPs and LPs to assess investment opportunities, to value businesses, to benchmark portfolio performance,...

The Layers of PERACS Alpha: What is Your GPs’ Skill Set?

If investors really want to get to the bottom of how their general partner performs, gathering an historical breakdown of the firm’s alpha will give investors a clear understanding...

Alpha In a Crisis: How Private Equity Perseveres

In times of crisis, liquidity and exiting investments is on the minds of panicking investors across asset classes. They are seeing their returns erode and are likely to be...

Is Your PE Firm Just Riding the Wave?

Before LPs look at performance figures such as the misguided IRR, another question should be asked. How are GPs achieving their performance? Are they financial engineers relying...

Is Your Buyout Firm Really Top Quartile? Right.

During fundraising, a GP is compelled to say the two magic words: “Top quartile.” GP’s reliance on the traditional, but inaccurate IRR calculation allows for the misclassification...
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