What is Private Equity?

Private equity ("PE") generally refers to an asset class where equity positions are acquired in private companies. In certain instances, publicly traded companies may be acquired and privatised arising from a PE transaction.

PE investments generally require a large capital outlay in the initial years and have long holding periods. The following links broadly introduces this asset class, the industry trends and a general discussion on risks associated with private equity.


The information regarding private equity and the private equity industry has been derived from general information which is publicly available as well as the specific sources cited in the endnotes to this section or were obtained from various external sources, and have not been verified with such sources. The information is included for information purposes only and has not been independently verified by the Issuer and its affiliates and should not be regarded as an indication of the future performance or results of the Fund Investments, or private equity funds or the private equity industry generally. 

The information contained in this section includes historical information about private equity funds and information on the private equity industry generally that should not be regarded as an indication, promise or representation as to the past or future performance or results of private equity funds or the private equity industry generally.