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eFront: Private Equity Capital Calls Shrink To Lowest Level On Record

Paris-based alternative investment tech shop eFront published data today showing that since the start of 2013, distributions from private equity funds have remained at historically high levels, while capital calls have fallen steadily to their lowest level on record, when measured as a proportion of committed capital.  Key findings: Global private equity distributions have exceeded capital calls significantly for the past five years. Positive net distributions even accelerated in 2017, possibly leading to significant funds commitments in 2018. The current phase is exceptional in its duration and the size of the gap (Figure 1). Strikingly, the pace of capital deployment - measured as a proportion of...