February 17, 2021   

  • NYPPEX believes that 2020 served as an excellent stress test year for evaluating the relative performance of fund strategies in North America, Europe and Asia.
  • Based on an evaluation of 2015 – 2020 buyout funds in North America with at least $500 million in assets under management, Gridiron Capital Fund III was ranked number 1 by NYPPEX based on Net Investment Multiple since inception. Gridiron has an industry-focused approach across 3 core sectors: Branded consumer, B2B and B2C Services, and Niche Industrial.  www.gridironcapital.com
  • Thoma Bravo had two buyout funds rank in the top 10 in 2020. At number 6 was Thoma Bravo Special Opportunities Fund II and at number 7 was Thoma Bravo Discover Fund. Thoma Bravo has over $78 billion in assets under management and focuses on investments in software and technology companies. www.thomabravo.com.
  • 2015-2020 buyout funds in North America are generating significantly higher Best returns and Median returns through 2020 as compared to European and Asian buyout fund returns.   
  • Institutional and other qualified purchaser investors are welcome to request a complimentary copy of the NYPPEX: 2020 Best & Worst Buyout Funds Worldwide report at data@nyppex.com.


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