In a victory for Thomson Reuters, a state judge tentatively ruled that the University of California must try to obtain and then disclose closely guarded information on the investment performance of VC funds managed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital.
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Pennsylvania’s Public School Employees’ Retirement System has been a cautious investor in venture capital. But it hasn’t been afraid to put capital to work. The dollar value of the bets PSERS has placed in the first decade of the new millennium is up considerably over the 1990s, even though it hasn’t purchased a share in [...]
Last week, I was doing some research in preparation for a panel at our Buyouts Texas conference on the ever-exciting topic of private equity benchmarking. Surprisingly, it was an eye-opening experience. I say this because I had been under the impression that only one in four firms could justifiably claim a slot in the top [...]
The University of California has seen cash distributions from Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers decline over the past eight years, as dot-com era investments apparently haven’t been able to match the spectacular returns from earlier funds, according to peHUB’s analysis of data provided by the university system. PeHUB sought performance data for [...]
Two interesting charts I found today highlight the dramatic gap between top and bottom quartile fund returns. They also detail what might best be called the “V Curve” in recent fund performance (no longer the J Curve). Both are published by Pregin in the firm’s Private Equity Spotlight for August. The first (above) shows median [...]
Venture Capital & Private Equity Returns See Short Term Slip In First Quarter, But VC Funds Improve Long Term
Venture capital long-term fund performance edged up in the first quarter of the year even as short-term returns suffered. Private equity saw a similar slide in short-term returns in the first quarter. But 10-year performance was a solid 10.8%. This assessment from Cambridge Associates Wednesday morning obviously did not factor in the present-day public market [...]