How we compiled the Buyouts Emerging Manager Report

More than 140 fund managers and 50 institutional investors contributed to the 2021 Buyouts Emerging Manager Report produced in partnership with Gen II Fund Services, LLC.

Field work for the fifth annual Buyouts Emerging Manager Survey conducted in partnership with Gen II Fund Services, LLC was carried out between May 28 and July 2, 2021. A total of 145 managers self-selected as “emerging managers” were surveyed.

The initial list was narrowed down to managers that have fundraised or are in the process of fundraising their third fund or fewer. A total of 56 institutional investors with a self-identified appetite for emerging managers were surveyed. Incomplete fund manager and investor surveys were reviewed for inclusion in the sample on a respondent-by-respondent basis.