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AuM in private markets to grow between $4.2tn and $5.5tn globally by 2025

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

A new analysis by PwC forecasts that assets under management (AuM) in private markets to expand by between $4.2 trillion and $5.5 trillion in the years up to 2025 to reach between $13.7 trillion and $15.0 trillion in worst/best-case scenarios for Covid-19 economy recovery.

The report, Prime time for private markets: The new value creation playbook, pointed out that private markets expected to make up more than 10% of global AuM by 2025 in base-case scenario.

The report examines prospects for four primarily illiquid asset classes of private equity (including venture capital), infrastructure, real estate, and private credit across a range of scenarios for 2019-2025.

PwC projects significant growth for the value of private markets of $5.5tn (best case), $4.9tn (base case), and $4.2tn (worst case) depending on how global economic conditions respond to the disruption caused by Covid-19.

Will Jackson-Moore, global leader for private equity, real assets, and sovereign funds at PwC said: "The report highlights the continued emergence of private markets as a fast-growing and highly impactful portion of global capital markets. Investors continue to look to the sector to deliver the yields that lower risk and more liquid asset classes struggle to match"

Will added: "Yet this is also an opportunity for private markets to take a lead on ESG and net-zero commitments and demonstrate the impact they can make in public perception beyond pub......................

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