Sep 20, 2022

Navigating the Changing Landscape of Private Equity

The past 15 years have seen a surge in private equity in nearly every respect—in assets under management, the number of funds, managers and investors, the variety and complexity of fund structures, the size of the private company universe, and, most significantly, in private company valuations. Observers have called it a dramatic “paradigm shift” compared to the days before the 2008 financial crisis when private equity was a fairly closed society. Fueled largely by institutional allocators seeking superior returns to the public markets, private equity has gone mainstream as an asset class.