8 June 2015 Article Publication
Barometer Coller Research Institute

Coller Capital’s 22nd Global Private Equity Barometer, Summer 2015

  • Investors expect private equity’s share in balanced investment portfolios to increase
  • Around 40% of LPs plan to sell – and 50% to buy – assets in the secondaries market within two years
  • Investors see better prospects for Asia-Pacific private equity – except in China

Eighty percent of private equity investors have been approached with fund restructuring proposals since the onset of the financial crisis, according to Coller Capital’s latest Global Private Equity Barometer.

One fifth of LPs having received more than five such proposals. Approximately the same proportion of LPs have actually participated in fund restructurings over the same period.

Three quarter of North American LPs, and almost half (45%) of European LPs, have committed to debut funds from new GPs since the financial crisis.

This trend has been encouraged by strong results: 91% of LPs say these debut funds have equalled or outperformed the rest of their private equity portfolios. Private equity has continued to deliver strong returns for LPs, with four fifths of all private equity portfolios having delivered annual net returns of over 11% across their lifetimes.

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Creative destruction is the name of the game in private equity today,” said Jeremy Coller, CIO of Coller Capital. “Investors are accelerating the natural pace of change in private equity through hyperactive buying and selling in the secondaries market, a demonstrable willingness to support newly-formed GP franchises, and decisions to exit or stay invested in restructured funds.”

Jeremy Coller
Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner
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