Chart of the week: Majority of investors say they will likely bypass GP on deals, invest alongside LPs

By circumventing fund sponsors, limited partners don’t have to pay management fees and carry, although that doesn’t mean deals come cheap. Someone has to shoulder the cost of deal-origination, due diligence, and management of the portfolio. It remains to be seen just how far the do-it-yourself movement will go. The accompanying chart is based on a survey of 92 investors this fall by Palico, which provides an online PE marketplace for investors.

Chart of Week, Paul Centopani, Buyouts November 9 2015, data, LPs