What Does the COVID-19 Pandemic Mean for Private Equity Investments?

April 21, 2020 | Nat Kellogg, CFA, Director of Manager Search, Managing Partner, Derek Schmidt, CFA, CAIA, Director of Private Equity , Brett Graffy, CAIA, Research Analyst

Given the significant amount of volatility in the public markets and uncertainty surrounding the economic outlook as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this newsletter provides an update and outlook for private market investors.

This newsletter covers the valuation process used by private equity and debt funds, the expected impact on first quarter valuations for private market funds, how portfolios are positioned to handle the economic slowdown, what GPs are doing in this environment to protect and position their portfolio companies for the slowdown, and Marquette Associates’ outlook for the remainder of the year.

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The opinions expressed herein are those of Marquette Associates, Inc. (“Marquette”), and are subject to change without notice. This material is not financial advice or an offer to purchase or sell any product. Marquette reserves the right to modify its current investment strategies and techniques based on changing market dynamics or client needs.


Nat Kellogg, CFA
Director of Manager Search, Managing Partner

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Derek Schmidt, CFA, CAIA
Director of Private Equity

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Brett Graffy, CAIA
Research Analyst

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