The importance of the Asian private equity industry is well-known, with both institutional investors and fund managers alike seeing attractive opportunities in this region, including the chance to achieve superior returns and, on the part of investors, to diversify their portfolio.
Preqin has analyzed the median net IRRs and quartile boundaries by vintage year for funds with a focus on Asia in order to provide an insight into the performance of private equity funds with a main investment focus on Asia. The analysis shows that the top quartile boundary and median IRR are positive across all vintages, with the bottom quartile boundary falling into negative territory for all vintages from 2006. The highest median IRR is seen among vintage 2001 funds, with a figure of 30.9%. The lowest bottom quartile boundary of -5.0% is currently seen among vintage 2009 funds; however, these funds are still early in their fund lives and returns could change as the fund life progresses and fund managers add value to their investments.