Preqin currently holds performance data for over 5,700 private equity funds, which can be used to calculate the non-weighted average annual change in net asset value (NAV) for all private equity for the quarters September 2010 to June 2011. This non-weighted metric does not take into account different fund sizes.
The data generated shows that the annual change in NAV increases at each quarter, where the one-year change in valuations increases by 12.0% in September 2010, 8.0% in December 2010 and increases by 14.2% and 17.0% in March 2011 and June 2011, respectively. Examining the data further by looking at the main private equity strategies shows that the valuations increase at every quarter over this period. The largest increase in annual values by fund type are seen at one-year on to June 2011, with buyout funds increasing in value by 18.6%, venture funds increasing by 15.9% and both funds of funds and real estate funds increasing by 15.3%.