Chart of the Month
December 20, 2019
Historically, Private Equity has provided the highest returns across all time horizons relative to Private Credit and Real Assets While Private Credit and Real Assets historically generate lower returns than Private Equity, Private Credit provides stable and predictable cashflows. Private Real Assets provides diversification benefits by being less correlated to[...]
November 22, 2019
Each bar represents the dispersion of returns as measured as the difference in IRR between top and bottom quartile funds Historically, the difference in investing with bottom quartile managers instead of those in the top quartile in private markets is approximately 15% The purple dot represents the median IRR for[...]
October 25, 2019
Private markets often use IRR as a performance metric to measure returns over a fund's life Quartiles break down the IRRs, ranked least to greatest, for each vintage year by 25% increments of each grouping Historically top quartile funds generate significantly higher returns than bottom quartile funds Returns during the[...]
September 27, 2019
The above chart shows how leverage multiples can dramatically impact the overall gross IRR of a deal: the highest IRR's come in deals with a 6x-8x leverage multiple (Acquisition Net Debt/EBITDA) the lowest volatility returns in deals come from investments made with a 4x-6x leverage multiple which is expected
July 19, 2019
The 20 largest funds raised each year have represented a larger portion of total private markets fundraising, but we are still off peak levels.
May 17, 2019
Discounts are not necessarily the biggest driver of returns. Cobalt’s May Chart of the Month explains what this can mean for your secondary strategy returns.
April 26, 2019
Cobalt LP’s April Chart of the Month compares private markets against public indices. This chart highlights fund performance for each vintage year.
March 22, 2019
Hamilton Lane’s March Chart of the Month evaluates private equity risk adjusted performance over a 20 year basis. It highlights the annualized time-weighted return for private equity, credit and real assets.