KPMG’s Global Valuation Institute (GVI) is pleased to introduce its seventh managerial paper which discusses different approaches to evaluating private equity performance, a subject that has been fraught with uncertainty and controversy for many years.
The use of the “value bridge” in private equity has been subject to controversy, notably within the Limited Partners community. Although the academic literature does not support a link between value creation and the “value bridge” in buyouts, the latter continues to be used in practice. In this paper, the author explains the shortcomings of the value bridge and illustrates how economic performance should be interpreted.
The sixth managerial paper in a series sponsored by KPMG’s Global Valuation Institute (GVI).