Emerging managers and Covid-19 – Survey

Take part in our fourth annual Emerging Manager Report, published by Buyouts in partnership with Gen II Fund Services, and get a complimentary copy once it's published.

Information is critical as the private equity industry responds to the challenges brought upon by Covid-19. Investors, has your faith in fledgling managers changed with the onset of a market downturn? Managers, have peer-group firms adjusted terms to keep LPs interested?

Understanding the sentiment of your peer-group is essential for decision-making moving forward, so we’re surveying LPs and GPs for the fourth year in a row to ask:


  • How actively are you backing spin-out groups and other emerging managers?
  • How do you make commitment decisions?
  • What terms do you negotiate?


  • How have you adjusted for the market downturn?
  • What terms do you offer to anchor investors?
  • When do you plan to raise your next fund?

We know how valuable accurate benchmarking data is; last year’s Emerging Manager Report was downloaded by over 1,450 industry pros who benefited from this guide.

Please take 15 minutes to fill out our fourth-annual survey of emerging managers and the investors that back those managers. If you’re an LP, click here for the survey. If you’re an emerging manager, click here.

We’ll combine both of these surveys to produce a report that covers allocations, partnership terms, due diligence, GP staffing, fundraising, partnership terms, investors and more. As thanks, we’ll make sure you get a complimentary copy of the report once it’s published this summer.

We value your privacy. We will not name your organization in the study or in any associated promotional material.

The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, May 29, 2020. If you have any questions, send them to Buyout’s Research Editor Matt Cutler at matthew.c@peimedia.com