November 22, 2019
Chart of the Month: Dispersion of Returns by Strategy
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[...]
November 19, 2019
Bridging the Data Gap between GPs and LPs – Key Takeaways
On Wednesday, November 6th, Cobalt & MVision Private Equity Advisers co-hosted an event around how GPs and LPs can bridge the data gap. This event featured Jim Strang, Managing Director and Head of EMEA for Hamilton Lane, and Chris Davison, Partner at Permira, discussing the attraction of European investments, the[…]
November 6, 2019
How Limited Partners are Embracing Data and Technology
Learn more about how limited partners are embracing data and technology in today’s private markets by partnering with Hamilton Lane and Cobalt LP for: Running diligence on potential investments by leveraging the power of Hamilton Lane’s Fund Investment Team for qualitative and quantitative evaluation. Continuous monitoring of their active investments[…]
October 25, 2019
Chart of the Month: Private Equity IRR by Vintage Year
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
Chart of the Month: Leverage Multiples Across Vintage Years
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
August 23, 2019
Chart of the Month: Infrastructure Returns in Private Equity
Cobalt’s August Chart of the Month explores private equity infrastructure returns.
July 19, 2019
Capital Raised by the 20 Largest Closed-End Funds
The 20 largest funds raised each year have represented a larger portion of total private markets fundraising, but we are still off peak levels.
June 24, 2019
Chart of the Month: Distribution Pacing
Learn more about the distribution pacing within private markets from the first half of 2019 using Hamilton Lane’s proprietary data.
June 18, 2019
Turning Point in Private Equity: Affecting LPs and GPs
The key takeaways from Hamilton Lane’s Digital Transformation in Private Equity Webinar, which addressed this turning point for LPs and GPs.
June 4, 2019
The Digital Transformation in Private Equity
The digital transformation in private equity is upon us as many LPs are turning to technology platforms to keep up.