This article was produced in partnership with Gen II Fund Services and sponsored by Withum.
The covid-19 pandemic has wreaked human and economic devastation. Even as some parts of the world move out of lockdown, the potential for second wave outbreaks mean uncertainty continues to reign supreme.
For private equity houses this means severe restrictions on the ability to do deals and raise fresh capital. For institutional investors, it means intensive portfolio triage and challenges with putting fresh money to work.
The fundraising effects of the crisis have been particularly intense for emerging managers, with LPs tending to prioritize existing relationships, according to the results of the fourth annual Buyouts Emerging Manager Survey conducted in partnership with Gen II Fund Services, LLC. But new funds also have the advantage of being unencumbered by troubled legacy portfolios, allowing them to focus on the buying opportunity ahead.
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