EY Study: Private Equity More Aggressive this Recession

Private equity funds will not waste another opportunity to invested attractive multiples of depressed earnings.

Investment performance pre and post previous recession:

  1. 2006 vintage funds returned median of 8.1%
  2. 2009 vintage funds returned median of 13.9%

Fund raising efforts in the most recent years have proven to be the best the industry has seen with PE having amassed ~$1.4 trillion of dry powder that is ready to be put to work. This time around there is also a much larger private credit market that wasn’t available during the Great Recession.

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Great Recession private equity recession
Source: Julie Segal | "Private Equity Firms Won’t Waste Another Crisis" | Institutional Investor | 03/11/2020 | Visit