This datagraphic was included in the 1Q 2018 edition of PitchBook's Private Market PlayBook, a collection of our most popular reports and feature articles covering the key trends in VC, PE and M&A.
There are no hard-and-fast rules about funds of specific sizes pursuing only select strategies. But typical check sizes do matter in practicality, leading to funds within certain size ranges tending to explore certain opportunities others can’t. Micro VC funds can target niche seed-stage plays untenable for larger vehicles; mega-buyout funds can carve out underperforming divisions of publicly traded corporations.
Here’s our depiction of a selection of the strategies GPs are deploying in the current market environment, across the fund size spectrum for each asset class (click to enlarge):