Think Small: Why Micro Buyout Funds Should Have a Place in Your Portfolio
While market headlines often focus on everything “mega” – funds, deals, etc. – micro buyout funds (defined as those that raise $500 million or less) offer a very attractive risk/reward trade-off, and can help strengthen and diversify your existing portfolio. This smaller end of the market has performed consistently well relative to other-sized buyout funds over time, but the abundance of opportunities can be both a blessing and a challenge. Some small funds will end up being superstars, some will be solid performers, and others will inevitably lose their way. The trick is finding the gems, which takes both expertise and patience.