The Pulse of Private Equity – 7/1/2019

Mega-funds aren’t what they used to be


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It seems remarkable now, but in 2006, PE mega-funds (of over $5B) had almost ten years of cash on hand to invest at that year’s investment pace. A decade of dry powder is a lot, even for private equity. To see the average drop down so quickly in 2007-2008 is just another testament to how crazy the pre-crisis years were.