Preqin’s Performance Coverage of the Private Equity Industry

by Bronwyn Williams

  • 30 Jul 2010
  • PE

We currently hold performance information for more than 5,000 individual funds, representing 41% of all funds raised between 1990 and 2009. In terms of aggregate capital, Preqin holds performance data for 69% of the industry. Looking at this coverage by fund size, we have data for over 60% of funds worth more than $500 million. We have data for almost 90% of funds between $2 billion and $4 billion in size and for 100% of funds larger than £10 billion. This illustrates just how comprehensive and representative of the industry our performance data is, and is particularly important for the money-weighted benchmarks that take into account the fund size.

Analyzing the data by fund type shows that Preqin holds performance data for over 80% of the secondaries and buyout sectors, and 79% of the distressed private equity sector, in terms of aggregate capital raised. Coverage of the fund of funds, real estate and mezzanine sectors is also extensive, with over 60% of each fund type covered. In terms of coverage by region, Preqin offers coverage for 76% of North American funds, 63% of European funds and 46% of those investing in Asia and Rest of World. As investors look to Asia and Rest of World for investment opportunities, and with more and more fund managers in these regions actively contributing data, our coverage will continue to increase.

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