Secondary Prices for 25 Private Equity Funds

A Palico survey of limited partners who’ve successfully purchased stakes in private equity funds on the secondary market over the last six months shows exceptionally strong pricing, with the average sale happening at 99.8 percent of a fund’s most recently reported net asset value. Moreover, 12 out of the 25 funds for which Palico has… Read more

Secondary Prices for 25 Private Equity Funds

A Palico survey of limited partners who’ve successfully purchased stakes in private equity funds on the secondary market over the last six months indicates the current sweet spot for premium pricing (in relation to net asset value) is for vehicles that began investing in 2011. That vintage accounts for five of 13 funds priced at… Read more

Secondary Prices for 25 Private Equity Funds

A Palico survey of limited partners who’ve successfully purchased stakes in private equity funds on the secondary market over the last six months shows particularly strong pricing. The typical transaction is valued at 99.7 percent of the most recently reported net asset value. Moreover, 12 of the 25 funds for which Palico has winning bid… Read more

PE Data Snapshot – Secondaries Set for New Records in 2017

Over the past five years the secondary market for stakes in closed private equity funds has gone from strength to strength. Pricing over the last half-decade has been remarkably attractive for sellers, with the average price – expressed as a percentage of net asset value – never dipping below 91 percent. This illustrates strong long-term… Read more

PE Data Snapshot – Fundraisings Hit a New Record

According to Palico data, 2,914 private equity funds are currently seeking $980 billion. Fund numbers are up 7 percent from the previous record of 2,720 funds seeking capital in February, the last time Palico visited this topic. While that’s a significant increase in just ten months, the aggregate sum targeted has risen a modest 1.6… Read more

PE Data Snapshot – Clinton, Trump and the Impact on PE

Whether it’s Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump who emerges as the winner of the United States presidential election, one thing looks clear to us: Public stock markets, fixed income instruments, currencies, and the general macroeconomic outlook for the world will remain subject to extreme uncertainty, and prey to considerable volatility, especially given the ramifications of… Read more

PE Data Snapshot – The Most Popular Funds in the Secondary Market

THE MOST POPULAR FUNDS IN THE SECONDARY MARKET Secondaries Investors Focus on Mainstream Strategies Using Palico’s wish lists, since the end of March last year investors have selected 1,136 different funds that they would like to purchase through the secondary market. In total, over 18 months Palico members have registered 2,234 wishes. Arguably, the biggest… Read more

PE Data Snapshot – The Era of LP Cooperation

Given that the private equity fundraising market has never been more crowded or diverse than it is today, with a record 2,959 funds seeking capital, it’s hardly surprising that many investors feel hard pressed when it comes to sourcing, vetting and investing in the best private equity opportunities. Indeed, the conviction among LPs that cooperation… Read more

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