The next three pages include excerpts from an anonymous audience poll conducted in January at the annual North American Private Equity COOs and CFOs Forum, held in New York and sponsored by Private Equity Manager. The roughly 300 delegates were overwhelmingly private equity CFOs and COOs. Voting was done via individual wireless handsets for each delegate, who responded to questions projected on a screen at the front of the room.
Roughly 26 percent of the delegates worked at buyout firms, 22 percent at venture capital firms, 6 percent at growth equity firms, 13 percent at fund-of-funds and 10 percent at diversified platforms. Roughly 22 percent of delegate firms managed assets of between $100 million and $500 million, 20 percent managed between $500 million and $1 billion, 32 percent had between $1 billion and $5 billion, and 19 percent managed more than $5 billion in assets.
A full version of the results was made available to delegates. Source: Private Equity International Conferences