BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The State Street Global Exchange℠ Private Equity Index (GXPEI) ended the fourth quarter of 2017 with a continued strong performance by way of a 4.78 percent total gain. Buyout Funds lead private equity strategies in gains with 5.23 percent for the quarter.
The PEI is based on directly-sourced limited partnership data and represents more than $2.7 trillion in private equity investments, with more than 2,800 unique private equity partnerships, as of December 31 2017.
Fourth Quarter Highlights Include:
- Buyout funds have now led in gains among the three main private equity strategies (Buyout, Venture Capital and Private Debt) for eight consecutive quarters.
- Venture Capital returns improved to 4.21% from 3.57% in Q3 while Private Debt funds inched higher to 3.15% in returns, up from 2.84% in Q3.
Q4 2017 saw continued, yet slowing, depreciation of USD against the
Euro of 1.6%, following a Q3 decline of 3.5% and Q2 decline of 6.2%.
- European-focused private equity funds experienced a 5.42% quarterly gain in USD-denominated terms (3.78% in EUR-denominated IRR); US-focused funds returned 4.30%; and funds focused on the rest of the world gained 6.14%.
- Among sectors, Industrial funds once again saw the highest return, rising to 6.68% from 5.87% in Q3, followed by Information Technology funds with a return of 5.91%, up from 3.80% in Q3; Energy funds’ performance continued to improve with a return of 4.05%, up from 2.59% in Q3.
- Average monthly paid-in-capital to commitment (PICC) increased to 0.77% in 2017 up from 0.64% in 2016; Average monthly distribution to commitment (DCC) increased to 1.07% in 2017 up from 0.88% in 2016.
For additional insights, or to learn more about the GX Private Equity Index please visit http://www.ssgx.com/peindex.
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