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Private Equity


Myths of Private Equity Performance: Part IV

PE results can neither be benchmarked reliably nor delivered consistently.

Top 10 Posts from 2020: COVID-19, The Silent Depression, Damodaran

What Enterprising Investor articles most resonated with readers in 2020?

Myths of Private Equity Performance: Part III

Private equity is not more resilient than other asset classes. Quite the opposite.

Myths of Private Equity Performance: Part II

What explains the absence of predictability in private equity performance?

Myths of Private Equity Performance: Part I

"In private markets, no one can figure out your true performance."

Private Equity vs. Venture Capital: Opposite Investment Mindsets

PE and VC performance-enhancing techniques are not just different, they are precise opposites.

Modern Private Equity and the End of Creative Destruction

Our economies are under the stewardship of fund managers with one goal in mind: to maximize fee income, even if it means holding on to impaired assets.

What Drives Indian Private Equity Returns — Growth or Alpha?

What explains the total weighted average IRR of Indian private equity?

Private Equity: The Weight of the COVID-19 Crown

What happens to private equity valuations when public equity markets collapse?