Coller Capital Global Private Equity Barometer

Coller Capital Global Private Equity Barometer

We are pleased to share our 29th 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
  • Brexit and European PE returns
  • Performance of PE in an economic downturn
  • Venture capital investments
  • Minority/non-control PE funds
  • Attractiveness of PE in emerging markets
  • The PE industry’s reputation
  • Diversity within the PE industry
  • PE special accounts
  • Attractiveness of PE real assets
  • Investments in specific industries
  • Turnaround and distressed debt funds

Katrina Liao and Will Yea discuss emerging private equity markets.

Highlights from the Winter 2018-19 Barometer

Continuing trade disputes damaging for PE returns

Three quarters of LPs believe that private equity returns will be harmed if international trade disputes continue.

LPs’ views on the impact of international trade disputes on PE returns

LPs see few positive PE opportunities for the UK post-Brexit

44% of investors expect there to be no new opportunities for private equity when the UK leaves the European Union.Just 13% of LPs expect private equity investment opportunities to arise from improved prospects for UK exporters after Brexit.However, approaching half (45%) of investors see opportunities in buying UK-based assets cheaply. 

Likelihood of new PE investment opportunities when the UK leaves the European Union – LP views

PE-backed companies will prove more resilient in a downturn, LPs say

During the next economic downturn, 70% of Limited Partners expect private equity-backed companies to outperform businesses without private equity backing. Very few LPs believe PE-backed companies will perform worse when the next downturn comes.

Expected performance of PE-backed companies vs non-PE-backed companies in the next downturn – LP views

Barometer library

Winter 2018-19

Summer 2018

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 2018-19

Katrina Liao and Will Yea discuss emerging private equity markets.

Winter Barometer 2018-19

Louise Boothby and Mark Hindriks discuss private equity and venture capital allocations and investment selection.

Winter Barometer 2018-19

How will trade disputes and Brexit impact private equity? Francois Aguerre talks about investors’ views as reported in our latest Barometer and discusses the performance of private equity through the economic cycle.

Summer Barometer 2018

David and Hani discuss the impact of performance-related pay and institutions’ internal operations on private equity returns.

Summer Barometer 2018

Martins Marnauza and Martin Fleischer discuss innovative strategies in private equity

Summer Barometer 2018

Gerald and Yonatan discuss private equity fund selection and investors’ strategies for making fund commitments.

Summer Barometer 2018

Adam Black talks about the importance of ESG in private equity.

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

Winter Barometer 2017/18

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

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.