Asset Classes

Private Equity

Private Equity

Acronym
PE
Parent Asset Class

Private Equity is any form of private equity that is not traded on public stock exchanges.



Examples of Public Equity


Massive Expansion After 2008 Financial Crisis

  • Private Equity assets grew 7x after the 2018 Financial Crisis (circa 2020)
  • Driven by desire for higher returns and lower volatility (thanks to infrequent asset valuations vs. public market real-time valuation)
  • Resulted in private equity firms being more competitive and paying higher prices
  • Debt levels have increased (higher EBITDA multiples) & loan covenants have decreased
  • Banks have limited loans (too risky with high ration).  Private debt markets have taken over