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Global PE & VC Fund Performance Report (as of 4Q 2017)?uq=2zON1W4M

2018

Global PE & VC Fund Performance Report (as of 4Q 2017)

September 12, 2018

Global PE & VC Fund Performance Report (as of 4Q 2017)?uq=2zON1W4M
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PitchBook's latest edition of Global PE & VC Fund Performance Report provides a qualitative review of the key macro trends which give context to the granular datasets contained in PitchBook Benchmarks, from the progressing cycle of cash flows to how the latest horizon internal rates of return (IRRs) are trending by asset class.

Key takeaways:

  • PE has outperformed all other private capital asset classes across a rolling one-year horizon IRR after posting a 20.5% one-year return through 4Q 2017.
  • VC net cash flows trended positively in 2017.
  • The level of outperformance for top PE funds is in decline, while even top-quartile VC funds historically have struggled to beat the market.