GP Trends 2021

Our 11th annual GP Trends report looks at the private equity market over the past year. We canvassed the opinions of over 200 private equity professionals across the globe to get a gauge on the current landscape.

Aerial view of an Investec Zebra

Early analysis of this year's GP Trends survey revealed that optimism is returning to the private equity space. Our survey conducted immediately after the Covid initial outbreak, revealed that respondents thought it would be around another two years before activity returns to pre-pandemic levels. The reality is much more positive. Many of the respondents have said they are satisfied in their careers and are even looking to start their own funds as their next career step. 

What is also telling is how the pandemic has shaken out the usual behaviours in the private equity sector. It has brought in new views and practices around ESG, working remotely and deal doing. In turn, generating a lot of confidence and happiness for PE professionals.

The research analyses responses from 200 private equity professionals, identifying and quantifying how the industry is evolving post-Covid. 

Read the full GP Trends 2021 report now

 

 

Key 2021 findings

94%

of due diligence has taken place virtually in the last 12 months

67%

expect returns to be better than 2020

1 in 5

of female professionals would set up their own private equity fund as their next career step

Read the 2020 GP Trends report:

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    Head of Advisory & Co-Head of Private Equity

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Jonathan Harvey

Fund Solutions

Our people are our difference. Give me a call today to find out what we can do for you.

Helen Lucas

Growth & Leveraged Finance

I joined Investec in April 2014 from the Debt Finance team in Barclays where I worked as a Vice-president in Origination.

Jonathan Arrowsmith

Head of Advisory & Co-Head of Private Equity