LPs Prefer Small to Mid-sized Buyout Funds


January 29, 2015

Small to mid-cap buyout funds are the “most desired” fund type at the moment, according to Preqin’s Investor Intelligence’s latest research note. The sentiment is clear amongst 5,583 LPs active in PE that Preqin regularly surveys with 49% believing this fund type presents the “best investment opportunities”.


About 40% state a preference for buyout vehicles in general. Next was fund of funds (15%), venture capital (14%) and distressed debt (12%), with growth and large to mega buyout vehicles each accounting for 11%. For those that like contrarian investments, cleantech was lowest in desirability with only 2% believing it offered the best opportunities. (Image source: Preqin)

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