Private equity performance

Escrito el 4 Mayo 2007 por Juan Toro en Financial Markets

Private equity activity is booming both in the US and Europe, especially in the form of leverage-buy-outs. The number of deals is increasing, as well as their sizes. Though a great amount of money is devoted to this asset class, it is still unclear whether they perform better than the market benchmark. There is a recent academic literature for the US that unveils the performance of this industry over the last two decades. A paper by Kaplan and Scholar * from MIT shows that: a) returns of LBOs


Sam 4 Mayo 2007 - 19:10

The difficult thing about measuring a PE firm’s success is that the investment cycle is the longest of any asset class. Everyone tries to measure results, but I think for many firms its a little premature.

Juan 6 Mayo 2007 - 19:02

No doubts. Your point is correct. But the same argument could apply to all publicly listed stocks. Do we need more than ten years to judge them?

lol 14 Mayo 2007 - 22:05


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