Coller Capital Global Private Equity Barometer

Coller Capital Global Private Equity Barometer

We are pleased to share our 32nd 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:

  • The role of PE fund Advisory Committees (LPACs)
  • Interactions between LPs
  • Future levels of concentration in PE fund commitments
  • The likely effects of geopolitical tensions on PE strategy and asset allocation
  • Political risk in PE’s emerging markets
  • ESG policy, climate change, and carbon neutrality
  • LPs’ requirements for independent portfolio valuations
  • LPs’ level of satisfaction with GP transparency
  • LP usage of data aggregator services
  • PE as a source of creative disruption
  • Pervasiveness of buy-and-build expertise within PE
  • The role and effectiveness of Operating Partners
  • GPs’ use of EBITDA ‘add-backs’

"The Coller Capital Barometer has become an essential fixture in the PE calendar, and is highly regarded by industry specialists and journalists alike." 

                   PE News

Highlights from the Summer 2020 Barometer

Big leap in LPs’ satisfaction with GP transparency

Four fifths of LPs are satisfied with the transparency of their GPs’ disclosures and communications. This contrasts strongly with the years following the Global Financial Crisis, when only two fifths of Limited Partners were satisfied.

Proportion of LPs satisfied with the level of transparency displayed by most GPs

Many LPs think GPs are not taking climate change seriously enough

Many LPs think GPs are not taking the risks of climate change seriously enough in their investment policies and practices. Over three quarters of Asia-Pacific LPs hold this view.

Proportion of LPs who believe GPs are not taking climate change seriously enough

Private equity commitments will become more concentrated

Three quarters of LPs expect assets under management in the private equity industry to become more concentrated over the next five years, with the largest GPs raising a growing proportion of total PE commitments. Only five percent of investors expect large GPs’ share of commitments to diminish.

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

Barometer library

Summer 2020

Winter 2019-20

Summer 2019

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

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Videos

Winter Barometer 2019-20

Louise Boothby, Partner and Dolapo Awoyinka, Principal on the Investment team discuss how investors view private equity’s performance in an economic downturn.

Winter Barometer 2019-20

Gregor von Deuten and Andrew Ward in conversation about commitments and challenges for private debt funds and how investors have shown a strong appetite for these types of funds in the on-going search for yield in a low interest rate environment.

Winter Barometer 2019-20

Adam Black, Head of ESG and Iyobosa Adeghe, Principal Investment team, discuss how Private equity investors are responding to climate change and comment on findings from our latest global Barometer.

Winter Barometer 2019-20

Katrina Liao, Principal investment team, shares findings from our latest Barometer about the Emerging private equity markets

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.