Asset Classes

Private Equity

Acronym
PE
Parent Asset Class

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

Alan Zafran

Ami Joseph

Andreas Clenow

Andrew Freedman

Andrew Sorkin

Andy McCulloch

Anthony Canale

Austin Root

Avi Gilburt

Barclay Leib

Barry Garber

Barry Ritholtz

Ben Carlson

Ben Hunt

Bill Poulos

Bill Tai

Blake Masters

Bob Johnson

Bob Lang

Bonner Barnes

Brad Thomas

Bret Jensen

Brian Portnoy

Brian Werdesheim

Brien Lundin

Bruce Munster

Bruce Phelps

Buck Wiley III

Carl Delfeld

Catherine Crockett

Charles Brandes

Chris Cole

Chris Cooke

Chris Knowlton

Courtney Smith

Cullen Roche

Damion Lupo

Dan Alpert

Dan Rasmussen

Dan Zwirn

Daniël de Blocq van Scheltinga

Darius Dale

Daryl Jones

Dave Layton

David Fried

David Krejca

David Merkel

David Morgan

David Rubenstein

David Siegel

Dee Smith

Dennis Chen

Dev Kapadia

Don Jones

Don d'Adesky

Dwight Emanuelson

Edward Altman

Eric Muschinski

Eric Peters

Fotios Piniros

Frank Bruno

Frank Seminara

Gavin McMaster

Giovanni Pozzi

Glenn Degenaars

Greg Onken

Henry Kravis

Hilary Kramer

Howard Penney

Howard Schilit

JG Savoldi

Jake Weber

Jason Goepfert

Jason Katz

Jeff Aronson

Jeff Berwick

Jeff Colin

Jeff Fischer

Jeff Miller

Jeffrey Himelson

Jeffrey Tannenbaum

Jim McLaughlin

Jim Moriarity

Joe Lawler

John Brice

John Jagerson

John Morris

Jonathan Satovsky

Jordan Waxman

Josh Harris

Josh Holt

Justin Boisseau

Karen Harris

Keith McCullough

Keith Schaefer

Kent Collier

Kevin Massengill

Leo Kolivakis

Lori Van Dusen

Luke Ellis

Magdalena Polan

Marcos Carreira

Mark Anson

Mark Gallogly

Mark Hake

Mark Mobius

Mark Sear

Mark Walsh

Marty Fridson

Matt Dillig

Matt Hogan

Matt Rowe

Matt Zames

Meb Faber

Michael Covel

Michael Kramer

Michael Nicoletos

Mick McGuire

Mike Green

Mike Milken

Mish Shedlock

Moss Crosby

Nadine Terman

Nick Kavallieratos

Nizar Tarhuni

Paul Hodges

Peter Clare

Peter Diamandis

Phil Taylor-Guck

Pippa Malmgren

Reza Zafari

Rich Pluta

Rick Rule

Robert Doty

Roger Montgomery

Russ Brownback

Russell Napier

Sahm Adrangi

Sarah Gefter

Scott Nammacher

Simon Dixon

Simon Ree

Srinivas Thiruvadanthai

Stephen Bigalow

Stephen Leeb

Steve Hanke

Stuart Veale

Symon He

Tadas Viskanta

Ted Davis

Thomas Hutson-Wiley

Tim Emanuels

Tina Hay

Todd Battaglia

Todd Silaika

Tom Jacobs

Tom Lott

Trevor Mottl

Tuur Demeester

Valerie Houts

Victor Khosla

Vincent Catalano

Wilbur Ross Jr.

Woody Brock

Xavier Rolet

Zach Scheidt



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