The last two years have been challenging for valuations due to the lack of transactions, volatility and uncertainty in the market. This has placed valuations high on the agenda of investors and regulators.
The Performance Measurement Survey, produced by the BVCA in association with PwC and Capital Dynamics, encompasses 510 UK-managed independent private equity and venture capital funds, and finds that the combined ten-year internal rate of return (IRR) stood at 15% for 2012, against 8.3% for total pension fund assets and 8.8% for the FTSE All-Share over the same period.
Flexibility in uncertain times - Our 4th annual survey of private equity backed companies 2013
Supporting UK growth: Private equity backed company survey 2012 - private equity-backed companies remain focused on growth and are optimistic of achieving it.
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in the PE industry are increasingly in the spotlight. But many PE houses are struggling with how to demonstrate the value of their ESG activity.
With the leveraged buyout model's contribution to the economy being called into question in the wake of a debt crisis we set out to see how PE has fared in the last three years
Buying distressed assets