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[...]
October 8, 2019
Deal Level Metrics: A Quick Overview
Deal level metrics enable LPs to evaluate how a manager is adding value to the underlying companies within a fund. Metrics can also be used to help LPs understand the risk associated with an investment, the overall health of the investment and benchmark the investment to the broader markets (in[...]
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
September 24, 2019
New Deal Level Benchmarks
We've revamped the deal level benchmarks in Cobalt LP to provide our clients with best-in-class access to Hamilton Lane's proprietary data. A sampling of the new deal level dataset... To learn more about the other features within Cobalt LP, click here.
September 16, 2019
The Unicorn Playbook: 2019 Edition
By: Roderick Berry, Managing Director at Hamilton Lane In the investment world, the term “Unicorn” is widely understood to represent a privately-held company that has reached a billion-dollar valuation. In 2013, when venture capitalist Aileen Lee first coined the term, 39 such companies were in existence. However, as of June[...]
September 10, 2019
Private Markets in Asia: A Country-by-Country Guide
By: Mingchen Xia, Managing Director at Hamilton Lane and Shannon Chow, Principal at Hamilton Lane In 1991, the private markets landscape looked remarkably different than it does today. “Private equity” really just meant “buyout” and there were only a smattering of funds to choose from. Today, this asset class paints[...]
August 23, 2019
Chart of the Month: Infrastructure Returns in Private Equity
Cobalt’s August Chart of the Month explores private equity infrastructure returns.
August 15, 2019
Market Insights: 2Q 2019
Cobalt Market Insights is just a sample of the intelligence that can be gained from the Market Analysis part of the Cobalt LP platform. Investors are using our comprehensive, accurate, and timely market data to drive portfolio construction and investment selection decisions.
August 7, 2019
Cobalt: A Powerful Tool for Limited Partners
Learn more about Cobalt: A powerful tool for limited partners to leverage for analytics, market data and diligence.