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Consistent Performing Buyout Managers

by Bronwyn Williams

  • 15 Oct 2010
  • PE

Investors are always keen to identify those managers with the most consistent track records. Although past successes are no guarantee of future returns, it is always pertinent to consider a fund manager’s track record as it provides an indication of its skill in seeking out potentially profitable investments and generating a good return for its investors.

The methodology used to compile this list is based upon the quartile rankings assigned to each fund by Preqin, where a top quartile fund will be ascribed a score of one, a second quartile fund will be scored two, and so on. Preqin only assigns quartile rankings to funds with more mature vintages and so funds with a vintage between 2008 and 2010 are not considered. Furthermore, the list is restricted to only those managers that have raised three or more funds of a similar strategy and those that have raised a fund in the last six years, and only includes those managers for which Preqin holds performance data.

Segulah Management tops the buyout list with the best possible score of 1.00, followed by Excelsior Capital Asia based in Hong Kong and Imperial Capital Group. Also featured in the list are some of the well-established private equity brands such as Apollo, Hellman & Friedman and TPG. The list is dominated by managers based in the US. The sample universe is comprised of 131 firms and 598 funds meeting the criteria.

More details on private equity performance can be found on Preqin’s Performance Analyst.

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