The Pulse of Private Equity – 8/9/2021

A recovery in private debt performance


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As an asset class, private debt experienced its worst performance in a decade in Q1 2020. According to PitchBook’s latest Global Private Debt Report, private debt funds fell by 7% that quarter on a pooled IRR basis, which includes both realized and unrealized changes to portfolio valuations. By the second quarter, performance improved to +2%, or around its pre-pandemic pace.