The Pulse of Private Equity – 2/22/2021

Big bumps in IRR data


PE returns bounced back in a big way in mid-2020, according to PitchBook’s upcoming Global Fund Performance Report. After cratering by -8.32% in the first quarter, IRRs were above 9% in both Q2 and Q3. The third quarter mark of 9.81% is preliminary data, but it would be the highest quarterly gain seen in many years.