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Chart Of The Week: Payroll As Percentage Of GP Fees

Holt-Thomson Reuters compensation study, based on a spring 2011 survey of more than 100 North American private equity and venture capital firms, found that private firms off all types (buyout, venture capital) devote about two-thirds of their management fee and other fee income to payroll. But there are differences among firm types. Smaller firms, for example, tend to devote a higher percentage of fees to payroll, as do venture capital firms.

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