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Shorter holds equal better performance for buyout funds

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

B. G., Opalesque Geneva:

The longer the holding period for buyout funds of any size, the lower the performance, according to financial software provider eFront's latest research on time-to-liquidity risk. This finding relates only to standard 10-year buyout funds, and is not a reflection on the performance of longer-life funds. Overall, small and mid-market buyout funds have a similar time-to-liquidity to large and mega-buyout funds.

For mezzanine funds, it is the other way around: the longer the holding period, the better the performance, as interes......................

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