John L. Bowman, Senior Managing Director for the CAIA Association, and Greg Brown, Research Director at the Institute for Private Capital, discuss Brown’s article “The Evolution of Private Equity Fund Value” as it appeared in the spring edition of CAIA’s official Member publication The Journal of Alternative Investments.

May 27, 2021


IPC Welcomes New York State Common Retirement Fund as a New Member

May 24, 2021

We are pleased to announce that New York State Common Retirement Fund joined the Institute for Private Capital as a member earlier this year. The New York State Common Retirement Fund is the third largest public pension plan in the United States, providing retirement security for over one million New York State and Local Retirement System members, retirees and beneficiaries. More

IPC is Pleased to Announce a Data Partnership with the Hedge Fund Research and Intelligence Organization PivotalPath

January 29, 2021

Today, IPC announces a data partnership with PivotalPath, a hedge fund research and intelligence organization, which, we believe, establishes a similar growth path for research in hedge funds. More

Debt and Leverage in Private Equity: A Survey of Existing Results and New Findings

January 04, 2021

This paper examines leverage and debt financing in the private equity buyout market. We provide an overview of how debt is utilized in buyout investment structures and a review of existing theoretical and empirical academic literature. The analysis also includes results from new data sources with information on deal structure and performance since the global financial crisis (GFC). We document that leverage ratios (Net Debt / EBITDA) have increased substantially in recent years and the increase is even more pronounced after unwinding EBITDA “adjustments” which have become increasingly large. More

Has Persistence Persisted in Private Equity? Evidence from Buyout and Venture Capital Funds

November 02, 2020

We present new evidence on the persistence of U.S. private equity (buyout and venture capital) funds using cash-flow data sourced from Burgiss’s large sample of institutional investors. Previous research, studying largely pre-2000 data, finds strong persistence for both buyout and venture capital (VC) firms. Using ex post or most recent fund performance (as of June 2019), we confirm the previous findings on persistence overall as well as for pre-2001 and post-2000 funds. More

Do private equity buyouts in the U.S. and Europe have positive effects on productivity and job growth?

August 01, 2020

John Gulliver, Program on International Financial Systems, and Wei Jiang, Columbia Business School and IPC AMRA Advisory Board, examine the role of private equity in the overall economy in this report. More

Top Academic Researchers Become Newest Members of First Street Foundation Flood Lab, Studying Flooding Impact on the U.S.

May 27, 2020

Researchers at UNC Chapel Hill, including Jacob Sagi, an expert on financial economics, decision theory, and real estate finance, Andra Ghent, associate professor of finance, and Greg Characklis, professor of Environmental Engineering, have recently joined the First Street Foundation Flood Lab, a partnership that provides free access to cutting edge flood risk data for critical public analysis. More

Decoding the Worst Quarter in Economic History

May 13, 2020

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 crisis has devastated the U.S. economy. But the particulars of this devastation are difficult to gauge, because unique aspects of the of the pandemic distort the data commonly used to assess such situations. More

How Will COVID-19 Affect Commercial Real Estate?

April 29, 2020

Commercial real estate is a major asset class, with an estimated value of more than $12 trillion in the U.S. alone. But the stay-at-home orders and business closures precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic have the potential to negatively – and disastrously – affect commercial properties. What will the short- and long-term impacts be, which types of properties will be hardest hit and what policies can be put in place to help stem the tide of losses? UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Professor and Leonard W. Wood Center for Real Estate Studies Faculty Advisor Andra Ghent and her colleagues examine these issues in this week’s Kenan Insight. More

IPC Welcomes T.J. Carlson, CIO for TMRS, as its Newest Board Member

April 16, 2020

March 1, 2020 – The Institute for Private Capital announces the appointment of the newest member to its Board of Directors, TJ Carlson. TJ is the chief investment officer for the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) in Austin, Texas. More