- The UK buyouts market has become less attractive, say 44% of European PE investors
- LPs reject quotas to boost female representation in the private equity industry
- Recreational marijuana businesses are unsuitable for private equity, a majority of LPs think
Between 2006 and 2012, the share of LPs making direct investments almost doubled, but it has not changed materially since then, remaining at about a third of LPs. Co-investing, by contrast, has been increasingly popular, with the number of LP co-investors doubling over the last decade. Another structural limit has become apparent in LP approaches to Chinese private equity. The proportion of investors committing to China-specific funds (as opposed to regional funds or funds-of-funds with exposure to China) now stands at around half of LPs. The Barometer shows that this proportion is unlikely to grow.