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Valuation

How fair are the valuations of Private Equity funds?

Tim Jenkinson, Miguel Sousa
Rüdiger Stucke
The ultimate performance of private equity funds is only known once all investments have been sold, and the cash returned to investors. This typically takes over a decade. In the meantime, the reported performance depends on the valuation of the remaining portfolio companies.
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