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Private Equity

Where Europe Outperforms: Private Equity Investment

by forbes.com posted 1year ago 346 views
<p>With all the challenges facing the Eurozone, pension funds and other institutions evaluating private equity investments in the region are understandably wary. &ldquo;Remind us again,&rdquo; many ask. &ldquo;Why should we invest in Western Europe?&rdquo;</p> <p>Here&rsquo;s one reason why: Private equity investments in developed Europe have performed as well as, or better than, those in the U.S. on a returns basis. For example, the most recent five-year net internal rate of return for private equity investments was 12.5% in developed Europe, vs. 11.6% for the U.S. The gap was even wider for the 15-year horizon.</p>

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