Coller Capital Global Private Equity Barometer

Coller Capital Global Private Equity Barometer

We are pleased to share our 31st 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:

  • PE’s likely performance in an economic downturn
  • Changes to PE fund terms and conditions
  • Risks to future PE returns
  • LPs’ planned responses to climate change
  • Criticisms of PE by politicians and the media
  • Investors’ co-investment strategies
  • Likelihood and desirability of ‘retail’ investment in PE
  • Private debt funds – commitments and challenges
  • LPs’ level of access to their preferred GPs and funds
  • Emerging PE markets
  • Returns from – and appetite for – PE


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Highlights from the Winter 2019-20 Barometer

Most LP portfolios are not ready for an economic downturn

Most Limited Partners in North America and Asia‑Pacific think modifications are needed to prepare their private equity portfolios for the next downturn. However, the picture varies hugely according to an LP’s home geography. Less than half of European LPs think their portfolios need modification.

LPs who believe their portfolios need modification against the next economic downturn

Significant divergence in GP returns ‘inevitable’ in the next economic downturn

An overwhelming proportion of LPs expect to see a significant divergence in GPs’ private equity returns in the next economic downturn. Only 7% of investors think the industry has changed sufficiently since the global financial crisis to avoid this.

Likelihood of a significant divergence in GPs’ returns in the next economic downturn – LPs’ views

PE/VC associations should do more to explain and defend the industry, LPs say

Around three quarters of Limited Partners – across all regions of the world – think that private equity and venture capital industry associations should be doing more to explain the industry and defend its licence to operate.

The need for PE/VC industry associations to explain and defend the industry better – LP views

Barometer library

Winter 2019-20

Summer 2019

Winter 2018-19

Summer 2018

Winter 2017-18

Summer 2017

Winter 2016-17

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Winter 2015-16

Summer 2015

Winter 2014-15

Summer 2014

Winter 2013-14

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Winter 2012-13

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Winter 2004-05


30th Barometer Summer 2019

In this video, Louise Boothby speaks about initiatives underway to improve investors' and managers' internal ESG performance.

30th Barometer Summer 2019

Jon Freeman, Martins Marnauza and Mark Hindriks in a conversation marking the 30th anniversary of Coller's Global Private Equity Barometer as they discuss how the private equity market has evolved over the past 15 years.

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.