Coller Capital Global Private Equity Barometer

Coller Capital Global Private Equity Barometer

We are pleased to share our 27th Coller Capital Global Private Equity Barometer and its associated  press release.  Coller Capital's Barometer is a unique snapshot of global trends in private equity – a twice-yearly overview of the plans and opinions of Limited Partners worldwide. This edition contains findings on:

  • Returns from, and appetite for, PE
  • LP's access to their favoured PE Funds
  • Specialist GPs vs multi-product platforms
  • Use of artificial intelligence in PE
  • Women in PE
  • Debt financing in buyout markets
  • Co-investments and direct investing
  • PE in China
  • PE vis-à-vis systemic risks to the financial system

Highlights from the Winter 2017-18 Barometer

LPs favour targets, but not quotas, to boost the number of women on investment committees

Three quarters of LPs also believe that General Partners should adopt aspirational targets to secure more women on investment committees – but only 1 in 10 LPs think quotas would be appropriate.

LPs’ views on policies to boost the number of women on investment committees

UK viewed as less attractive market for PE buyouts

Two fifths of European LPs believe that the UK is becoming a less attractive market for buyouts. 

A similar proportion of LPs believe France is becoming a more attractive market for buyouts.

The changing attractiveness of Europe’s regional buyout markets – European LPs’ views

Proportion of LPs investing in ‘directs’ reaches a peak – at one third of LPs

Whereas the proportion of investors that co-invest with GPs has risen consistently over the last decade, the proportion of LPs making investments directly into private companies (ie, without a GP sponsor) has not changed much in recent years. The Barometer shows that in the last five years the proportion of LPs with direct investing programmes plateaued at just under a third of investors.

Proportion of LPs making investments directly into private companies

Barometer library

Winter 2017-18

Summer 2017

Winter 2016-17

Summer 2016

Winter 2015-16

Summer 2015

Winter 2014-15

Summer 2014

Winter 2013-14

Summer 2013

Winter 2012-13

Summer 2012

Winter 2011-12

Summer 2011

Winter 2010-11

Summer 2010

Winter 2009-10

Summer 2009

Winter 2008-09

Summer 2008

Winter 2007-08

Summer 2007

Winter 2006-07

Summer 2006

Winter 2005-06

Summer 2005

Winter 2004-05


Winter Barometer 2017/18

Francois Aguerre and Eric Foran discuss the changing dynamics in private equity and venture capital in Europe.

Winter Barometer 2017/18

Paige Brotherton and David Platter discuss trends in private equity commitments and returns

Winter Barometer 2017/18

Lisa Sun and Zhan Yang discuss the outlook for private equity in China

Barometer Summer 2017

Remco Haaxman and Louise Boothby discuss how investors view the global and regional outlook for private equity.

Barometer Summer 2017

Michael Schad and David Jolly discuss the factors investors see as significant risks to private equity returns.

Barometer Summer 2017

Stephen Ziff examines how investors’ private equity returns could be improved by changes to their structure and processes.

Barometer Summer 2017

Francois Aguerre talks about how investors view private equity investment opportunities in credit, platform deals and energy.