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Prequin Private Equity Report September 202009

Prequin Private Equity Report September 202009

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Private Equity, Venture Capital & Institutional Investor Summit
17-20 November 2009, Westin Hotel, Parishttp://www.icbi-events.com/superinvestor-preqsp15% Reader OferQuote VIP: KN2217PREQSPDear Spotlight readerWe are very pleased to be able to ofer a 15% discount or Spotlight readers or places at the SuperInvestor conerence in Paristhis November. In addition, all registrations made by September 25, will be eligible or an additional £500 saving.SuperInvestor brings together 180 o the most inuential thinkers in a one-stop learning and networking shop, packed withinteraction and high value ace-to-ace opportunities and a programme dense with the most critical issues acing the LP andGP community. Last year 700+ attended this blue chip private equity & institutional investment event, o which more than30% were LPs.I’ll be giving a State O The Union address in the morning during the Secondaries Summit, and hope to see you there.Kindest regardsMark O’HareMark O’HareManaging DirectorPreqin
For all bookings & enquiries, please contact the SuperInvestor 2009 Team &Quote the VIP: KN2217PREQSP or your 15% discount: Tel: +44 (0) 20 7017 7200Fax: +44 (0) 20 7017 7807Email: ino@icbi.co.uk Web: http://www.icbi-events.com/superinvestor-preqsp
 © 2009 Preqin Ltd. / www.preqin.com
Private Equity
Welcome to the latest edition of Private Equity Spotlight, the monthly newsletter from Preqin, providing insights into privateequity performance, investors and fundraising. Private Equity Spotlight combines information from our online productsPerformance Analyst, Investor Intelligence, Fund Manager Pro
les & Funds in Market.September 2009 / Volume 5 - Issue 9
I you would like to receive Private Equity Spotlight each monthplease email spotlight@preqin.com. Subscribers to Perormance Analyst and Investor Intelligencereceive additional inormation not available in the ree version. I you would like urther details please email sales@preqin.comPublisher: Preqin Ltd.Scotia House, 33 Finsbury Square, London. EC2A 1BB  Tel: +44 (0)20 7065 5100 w: www.preqin.com
Employment in Private Equity This month we examine how the
the number o proessionalsbeing employed by the industry has increased signicantly.
Feature Article
page 3
Benchmarking Private Equity Perormance This month we look at the diculties aced by investors and undmanagers alike, when trying to benchmark private equity undperormance.
Perormance Spotlight
page 9
 This month’s Fundraising Spotlight takes an in-depth look at buyout,venture and lie science private equity undraising.
Fundraising Spotlight
page 15
All the latest news on private equity investors:
Banque Transatlantique • AG2R • 
Investor News
page 25
Private Equity Employment Special
Buyout Dry Powder This month’s Fund Manager Spotlight looks at the amount o drypowder available to buyout und managers.
Fund Manager Spotlight
page 12OUT NOW The 2009 PreqinFund Terms Advisor More information available at:www.preqin.com/fta
Be the
rst to know about all our exclusive researchreports and projects, follow us on 
We look at the upcoming events in the private equity world.
Conerences Spotlight
page 23
Insurance Companies This month’s Investor Spotlight eatures results rom a recentsurvey o insurance companies, and looks at how they are dealingwith the crunch.
Investor Spotlight
page 19
 This month’s Secondaries Spotlight takes a look at SMM and thelatest secondaries news.
Secondaries Spotlight
page 22
© 2009 Preqin Ltd. / www.preqin.com 
September 2009
The private equity industry has undergonetremendous growth in recent years, withfundraising levels increasing to recordlevels and fund sizes growing ever bigger.As the asset class has become a moreintegral part in the investment portfolios of institutional investors the world over, thenumber of professionals being employedby the industry has increased signi
cantly.In this month’s feature article we haveused data taken from our online FundManager Pro
les database in order to document both the current levels of employment within the industry, and alsoexamine how employment has beenincreasing over time.Number of Active Private Equity FundManagersThe private equity industry has undergoneenormous growth and the number of 
rmsactive within private equity has grownconsistently each year since the industrybegan. This growth is demonstrated inFig. 1, which shows the total number of existing active fund managers each year alongside the number of new managers,a
gure based on the vintage of the
rst funds. It should be noted thatthere are additional private equity
rmsnot included in these
gures becausethey do not manage and invest out of distinct private equity funds. 1998 sawthe total number of fund managers pass1,000 for the
rst time and since then thenumber has increased nearly four-fold.As of September 2009, there are 4,270
rms currently active managing privateequity funds, 412 of which are new to
Feature Article:
Employment inPrivate Equity
Feature Article
Fig. 2:
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009*NewExisting
Total Number of Active Buyout Fund Managers per Year (by Vintage of First Fund Raised)
   N  o .  o   f   A  c   t   i  v  e   B  u  y  o  u   t   F  u  n   d   M  a  n  a  g  e  r  s
Fig. 3:
02004006008001000120014001600180020001990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009*NewExisting
Total Number of Active Venture Fund Managers per Year (by Vintage of First Fund Raised)
   N  o .  o   f   A  c   t   i  v  e   V  e  n   t  u  r  e   F  u  n   d   M  a  n  a  g  e  r  s
Fig. 1:
0500100015002000250030003500400045001990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009*NewExisting
Total Number of Active Private Equity Fund Managers per Year (by Vintage of First FundRaised)
* / Raising 

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