The Pulse of Private Equity – 3/9/2020

Coronavirus and private equity


Our 2020 PE predictions did not include a potentially global pandemic, which continues to roil the markets. It’s impossible to know where things will go from here—at least as panics go, this brings flashbacks of 2008 but feels fundamentally different. For private equity, the only playbook to consult is 2008-2011, since the industry wasn’t around during the Spanish Flu of 1918.