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Performance Analyst

Performance Analyst

The industry's most extensive source of net-to-LP private equity fund performance, with full metrics for over 8,000 named vehicles. In terms of capital raised, Performance Analyst contains data for around 70% of all funds raised historically.

Performance Analyst forms a core part of Preqin's Private Equity Online services and is also available as a separate module. Constantly updated by our team of dedicated researchers using data gathered from both investors and fund managers themselves, it represents the most comprehensive and transparent source of performance data available today, with global coverage and all key financial metrics included.

Product Uses

  • Used by fund managers to benchmark their fund performance against their peers.
  • Utilized by investors, advisors and investment consultants to assess returns by region, fund type and fund vintage. Also used to view past performance for specific managers against their peer groups and for general portfolio management.
  • Can be used to assemble marketing materials and gain further understanding of the latest trends in the industry.
  • When utilized with other Preqin services it is possible to see which investors have invested in the best and worst performing vehicles, what the deals are that are contributing to fund performance, full profiles for managers of the best performing funds and much more.


Subscribers to Performance Analyst include:

  • Private equity firms
  • Placement agents
  • Marketing professionals
  • Legal and financial advisors
  • Investment banks
  • Investment consultants
  • Academic institutions
  • Institutional investors

Plus a wide variety of other private equity professionals.

Key Features

  • View Performance Data Online: for private equity funds worldwide. Compare individual funds against each other and the appropriate benchmarks.
  • Compare Funds of All Types: venture capital, buyout, mezzanine, distressed, special situations, real estate, natural resources, fund of funds, secondary.
  • Assess Key Performance Data for Each Fund: size, vintage, type, called-up, distributed, unrealised value, multiple, IRR.
  • View Historic Performance for over 51,000 data points to assess how performance data has changed over time.
  • Unlimited Downloads: download data to Excel for further analysis.
  • Keep Current with Developments: with monthly updates you always have access to the latest data.
  • View Cash Flow Graphs for over 2,900 Funds: assess how quickly funds have called and distributed capital and what their net cash flow position is.
  • Select, Compare and Analyze: funds according to your criteria: by type, size, vintage year etc.
  • Assess Each Firm's Long-Term Track Record: quartile performance over several fund generations.
  • Median, Pool, Weighted and Average Benchmarks: view fully transparent market benchmarks by fund type and region focus. Benchmarks data for called-up, distribution, value and top, median and bottom quartile IRRs and multiples.
  • PrEQIn Private Equity Quarterly Index: the first index for the whole private equity industry, enabling a comparison of private equity returns with those from other asset classes.
  • Top Performing GPs: view a list of firms that have consistently had funds ranked in the 1st and 2nd quartiles.
  • Create a Tailored Peer Group: of funds for comparative purposes.
Contact us to arrange an online demonstration of our private equity services and find out how we can help you.