Are pathways to liquidity lengthening for investors in private equity and venture capital funds? In PitchBook's 2017 PE & VC Exits, sponsored by Deloitte, our analysts delve into datasets ranging from exits by type to hold times to median exit sizes, examining what current trends portend for both fund managers and investors. One trend is unmistakable for both asset classes: Exit volume is sliding, with 2017 on pace to record a 24% decline in PE-backed selling, while VCs may see a third consecutive yearly decline.
Additional key highlights and datasets:
Select statistics on the performance of unicorns that recently went public
Analysis of PE sellers' fading fortunes in the retail sector
PitchBook venture analysts' reading of why buyouts accounted for the highest percentage of VC-backed exits in 10+ years