Private Equity Horizon Returns as of Q4 2010

by Bronwyn Williams

  • 08 Jul 2011
  • PE
  • RE

The overall private equity horizon IRR through 31st December 2010 stands at 18.8% for the one-year period, 0.8% for the three-year period and 11.0% for the five-year period. All private equity strategies are showing a positive return over the one-year horizon period, with buyout funds generating a return of 22.6%, funds of funds 13.3%, venture 10.9%, mezzanine 8.6% and private equity real estate 4.7%.

Across the three-year time period, returns for most fund types lie between 0% and 5%, with the exception of real estate funds, which are in the red with a return of -12.2%.

Over the longer time period of five years, mezzanine funds are generating a return of 15.7%, buyout 13.4%, funds of funds 6.3%, venture 5.0% and real estate 1.6%.

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