The Pulse of Private Equity – 11/8/2021

Mega-funds lead PE fund returns


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Global PE funds posted a quarterly record in the first quarter, returning 17.6%, according to PitchBook’s latest Global Funds Performance Report. Very active capital markets are helping boost quarterly return numbers to historical highs. Preliminary Q2 returns show some deceleration, estimated at 8.8%, but still well above PE’s five-year quarterly average.