Q2 2008

Measuring today's investment environment for tomorrow's performance

ABOUT THE PERACS PRIVATE EQUITY BAROMETER INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATIONS

The Barometer categorises investment opportunities into 25 distinct categories, which follow the Fama-French industry classification system. Categories are divided into US and EU (UK/Europe). Peracs data does not yet track opportunities in the rest of the world. Below are further details about the industry classifcations:
Category Includes the industry sub-categories:
Wholesale Wholesale
Retail Retail
Household Consumer goods, apparel
Services Personal services, business services
Food Food products, candy & soda
High-tech Communication, computers, electronic equipment
Health Healthcare, medical equipment, pharmaceutical products
Finance Banking, insurance, real estate, trading
Leisure Recreation, entertainment, printing and publishing,
restaurants, hotels, motels
Transport Automobiles and trucks, aircraft, transportation
Natural resources Agriculture, mining, coal, petroleum and natural gas,
utilities, business supplies
Industrial Chemicals, textiles, construction, steel, machinery,
equipment, products
Worldwide All categories