The Pulse of Private Equity – 1/22/2018

A once-in-a-decade fundraising market


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Private equity is a scalable asset class. The same isn’t true for every asset class in the private market – venture funds, for example, tend to lose effectiveness if they grow too large, regardless of sector. Not so with PE, which broadens its target range with more capital commitments. A 2012 study published by Oxford found that the largest 25% of PE funds earned IRRs of 5.17% when they backed companies in the same size quartile.