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Chart of the Week: U.S. Buyout Firms Beat International Counterparts On IRR Over Last 5 Years

However, they still have come catching up to do over longer time periods. The cumulative investment horizon rates, from Thomson Reuters, are through September 2012. IRRs are based on cash-in/cash-out returns, with consideration to the residual value or net asset value of a partnerships’ holdings. (For a larger version of the chart, click the link at right.)