Coller Capital Global Private Equity Barometer

Coller Capital Global Private Equity Barometer

We are pleased to share our 33rd 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:

  • GP communications during the Covid-19 crisis
  • Structural risks in PE portfolio construction
  • PE investment opportunities in the current environment
  • PE allocations and returns
  • Co-investments
  • LPs’ liquidity needs and the secondary market (including GP-led secondaries)
  • ‘Take privates’ of public companies
  • Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs)
  • Business sector-focused strategies
  • Ethnic diversity within PE
  • Distressed and turnaround strategies – exposure, return expectations, default rates

Louise Boothby and Ed Goldstein present findings from the Winter 2020/21 global Barometer

Highlights from the Winter 2020-21 Barometer

PE travel will never return to pre-Covid levels, LPs believe

Over four-fifths of LPs think PE-related travel will be reduced permanently as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

Likelihood of PE-related travel returning to pre-Covid levels in the medium-to-long term – LP views

Well-structured GP-led secondaries are overwhelmingly popular with LPs

The large majority of private equity investors welcome well-constructed GPled secondary transactions, believing that they increase optionality for both Limited and General Partners.

GP-led secondaries as a blessing or a curse – LP views

PE offers a better risk/return profile than SPACs, LPs say

Seven out of ten LPs believe that private equity offers a better risk/return profile than SPACs. Just one in twenty five PE investors sees SPACs’ risk/return profile as superior to private equity’s.

The comparative risk/return profiles of PE and SPACs – LP views

Barometer library

Winter 2020-21

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

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 2020-21

Louise Boothby and Ed Goldstein present findings from the Winter 2020/21 global Barometer

The Private Equity Secondaries Market

Francois Aguerre, Partner and Head of Origination, and Hani el Khoury, Partner, discuss the results of Coller Capital’s Global Private Equity Barometer, Winter 2020-21

LP/GP communications

Stephen Ziff, Partner and Co-head of Investor Relations and Fundraising, and Katrina Liao, Principal, look at the responses from Coller Capital’s Global Private Equity Barometer, Winter 2020-21

Private equity investment opportunities and risk

Martins Marnauza, Partner at Coller Capital, and Lisa Sun, Principal, discuss the results of Coller Capital’s Global Private Equity Barometer, Winter 2020-21

Coller Capital Global Private Equity Barometer Webinar Summer 2020

Stephen Ziff and Paul Lanna share the findings from the Coller Capital Global Private Equity Barometer Summer 2020

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.