The Pulse of Private Equity – 10/23/2017

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Like Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees, rookies are sometimes better than the veterans. In our latest Analyst Report, we analyzed first-time PE fund returns against the broader PE landscape. Even with the disadvantages that come with rookie funds—less experienced staff, smaller infrastructure, fewer back-office resources—first-time funds have outperformed follow-on funds by a significant degree.