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2018 Preqin Private Capital Fund Terms Advisor

The 2018 Preqin Private Capital Fund Terms Advisor is the ultimate guide to private capital fund terms and conditions. It draws upon extensive research and contains analysis, benchmarks, investor opinions, listings of funds and their terms (on an anonymous basis), and more.





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This year’s edition of the Fund Terms Advisor draws upon analysis of fund terms and conditions data for over 9,100 funds, more than ever before. It includes private equity, venture capital, real estate, infrastructure, private debt and natural resources funds.

The 2018 publication is accompanied by a complimentary 12-month subscription to our online service. Use it to calculate your own benchmarks for fund terms and conditions by strategy, geographic focus, fund size and minimum LP commitment.


  • Identify typical terms for funds meeting your criteria
  • Benchmark funds to see how terms compare to the market
  • Review actual terms and conditions data for over 2,700 private capital funds (on an anonymous basis)
  • Model the real economic impact of fund terms and conditions
  • Understand current LP investor views on terms and conditions gathered through exclusive Preqin surveys
  • Review data and analysis on the actual fees and costs incurred by LPs, with named listings showing costs for more than 1,200 vehicles
  • Assess how terms and conditions have changed over time
  • Review important non-economic terms that affect the GP-LP relationship
  • View listings of law firms active in fund formation, including sample assignments


The 2018 edition features actual terms and conditions data (on an anonymous basis), including management fees, carry, hurdle/preferred return, fee rebates, investor commitments, investment period, no-fault divorce and key-man clauses.

All major fund types are covered, including buyout, growth, venture capital, private equity fund of funds, secondaries, real estate, infrastructure, direct lending, distressed debt, mezzanine and natural resources.

Listings of over 1,200 named funds showing the net costs incurred by investors annually are also provided. This information is obtained through Freedom of Information requests to public pension funds in the US and the UK.

New for 2018!

  • All publicly named funds from Chapter 16: Net Cost Listings and Actual Fees are now available to purchase in Excel for your own analysis
  • Details on whether management fees are charged on committed or invested capital
  • Performance quartile rankings of anonymous funds

Fund Terms Online Service

Every purchase of the 2018 Preqin Private Capital Fund Terms Advisor includes a 12-month subscription to Preqin's Fund Terms Advisor online service.

This allows you to delve deeper into the data:

  • Create customized benchmarks of fund terms for funds of specific types, regions and sizes
  • View anonymous listings for thousands of funds
  • Download fund terms data to Excel for further analysis
  • Model the real economic impact of fund terms and conditions

Digital Editions:

The 2018 Preqin Private Capital Fund Terms Advisor can be accessed digitally via Insights with a free Preqin account and is available to download to PDF with our Team and Enterprise packages. For special discounts on Enterprise Licence solutions, please contact us for a quote.

Use of our digital publications are subject to either our Single User Licence Agreement or Enterprise User Licence Agreement depending upon the package purchased.

Three packages are available for purchase. To compare our Individual, Team and Enterprise packages, please see a comparison of our different purchasing options.


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