Private equity and venture capital are a high risk asset class with potentially high return. Below are a number of studies on private equity and venture capital as an asset class.
Several sister organizations of the NVP publish reports on the performance of private equity and venture capital in their market. The most important ones are:
These publications are currently the best source of data similar to the Dutch market.
The American Investment Council, AIC, also publishes several performance studies.
The investment benchmarks/performance study was an annual initiative of Thomson Reuters Financial, in collaboration with EVCA and national associations in Europe, including NVP. In 2014 the last edition was published and the project was completed.
Thomson Reuters annually examined more than 1,400 European funds, more than half of which were venture capital.
The study shows that the top 25% venture funds have an average IRR of around 18.51%. The top 25% of private equity funds have an average IRR of around 20.82%.
The top 50% venture funds have an average IRR of about 11.28%. The top 50% private equity funds have an average IRR of around 13.42%.
See the last figures from 2014 here.
There are various parties active in the market which provide data on the performance of private equity and venture capital. Most require a paid subscription to unlock data. Some of these parties are: