Chart Of The Week: Small Buyouts Take Prize, Post 17.6% Pooled IRR Rate

U.S. buyout funds have generated a cumulative pooled IRR rate of 10.87 percent from 1978 through June 30, according to data from Thomson Reuters, the publisher of Buyouts.

Small buyouts led the pack with a return of 17.6 percent, which is more than double the 8.71 percent rate generated by mega buyouts. Click link at right for a larger version of chart.      

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