The Peracs Private Equity Barometer Q3 2009

The Barometer, which measures the current attractiveness of private equity investment, shows now to be a very favourable period for new investments – especially in the retail sector

The Peracs Private Equity Barometer ( 1) provides a measure of attractiveness for private equity investments worldwide. The Barometer analyses private equity across a variety of industry categories for both the US and EU. It is based on broad and representative data on private equity performance and an empirically validated set of macroeconomic indicators of investment attractiveness. Peracs' Barometer provides insights as to the relative opportunities in private equity as indicated by these macroeconomic indicators.

The average worldwide Barometer reading for the third quarter of 2009 is 47.5 percent – a marked increase on the 33.5 percent recorded in the second quarter. This means that, over the period, the investment opportunity has shifted to a point between “good” and “excellent”. In the previous quarter, it was between “fair” and “good”. The current opportunity appears to most favourable in the retail sector – on both sides of the Atlantic.

1 This material has been prepared on the basis of publicly available information, internally developed data and other third party sources believed to be reliable. However, Peracs LLC has not sought to independently verify information obtained from these sources and makes no representations or warranties as to accuracy, completeness or reliability of such information. This material is for information and illustrative purposes only, is not investment advice and is no assurance of actual future performance or results of any private equity segment or fund. Peracs does not represent, warrant or guarantee that this information is suitable for any investment purpose and it should not be used as a basis for investment decisions. Nothing herein should be construed as any past, current or future recommendation to buy or sell any security or an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security. This material does not purport to contain all of the information that a prospective investor may wish to consider and is not to be relied upon as such or used in substitution for the exercise of independent judgment.