McKinsey Global Private Markets Review

 

Private Markets Come of Age

Using data provided by Burgiss and others, McKinsey released their annual review of private investing dynamics and performance for 2018.

“Private markets stayed strong in 2018. True, fundraising was down 11 percent. But $778 billion of new capital flowed in. Investors have a new motivation to allocate to private markets: exposure. More investors believe that private markets have become effectively required for diversified participation in global growth. Global private equity (PE) net asset value grew by 18 percent in 2018; this century, it has grown by 7.5 times, twice as fast as public-market capitalization. Private markets, including PE, debt, infrastructure, real estate, and natural resources, have graduated from the fringes of the economy to the mainstream.”

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Amanda VanNess