Net Cash Flow for U.S. PE Sets Record; VC Distributions Hit $34B
August 26, 2015
Limited partners have plenty—billions, in fact—of reasons to have confidence in private equity and venture capital. In the U.S. alone last year, venture investors returned $34.3 billion to LPs, while U.S. PE distributed back $232.5 billion, according to our 3Q 2015 PE & VC Benchmarking & Fund Performance Report.
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That VC distribution reached a level not seen since the dot-com days, while PE investors are now benefiting from the results of the seller's market over the past few years. Our Benchmarking Report, sponsored by R.R. Donnelley, draws on PitchBook data to explore these numbers and more, including:
The uptick in recent VC vintage fund performance
Which fund types perform the best at the longest time horizons
What the average return multiples of aging PE vintages reveal