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Makeup of the Preqin Private Equity Consultant Database – May 2014

by Pierre Papet

  • 20 May 2014
  • PE

The private equity industry is a global and complex investment landscape. As such, there is ever the need for guidance and assistance when making investment decisions. With this in mind, consultants and the job they do are of utmost importance to investors all over the world. Preqin profiles such consultants on a global scale and in the private equity space has profiles for 317 investment consulting firms. 

These firms can provide services on a discretionary or non-discretionary basis, helping their clients by either completely taking charge of the investment process or by only playing a part with certain aspects. Of the 317 investment consultants whose services cover the private equity asset class, 211 are headquartered in North America. With regards to their nature of service, the private equity consultants advising in North America offer discretionary only (7%), non-discretionary only (30%) and both discretionary and non-discretionary (63%). 

In Preqin’s private equity investment consultant database there are a total of 87 private equity investment consultants headquartered in Europe. Of this 87, the breakdown for the nature of services offered is as follows: discretionary only (8%), non-discretionary only (41%) and both discretionary and non-discretionary (51%). As expected, Europe is second to North America when considering the number of private equity investment consultants headquartered in the region. 

Asia and ROW has the least number of private equity investment consultants with only 19 firms having their headquarters in this region. Of this number based in Asia and ROW the nature of services offered includes discretionary only (11%), non-discretionary only (26%) and both discretionary and non-discretionary (63%).

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